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Does anyone know what the machine is called that

By PinballAlley

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    Does anyone know what the machine that cuts the playfields for the pinball is called?. Do they ever come up for sale. Over the years visiting factories I have seen them and they are quite the thing. It would be fun to restore one and learn to use it. Thanks for any help-Jerry

    #4 3 years ago
    Quoted from PinballAlley:

    does that stand for something?

    Computer Numeric Control

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    #6 3 years ago

    You guys are awesome! Now onward and upward!

    #7 3 years ago

    Since the 1940s up until the CNC Router was invented, the playfields were placed into a machine that had repositionable drilling locations. Guessing a type of press that also registered the holes for the playfield screws.

    There is a video of this process, done during the late 1970's showing the playfield manufacturing.

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    This is at Stern, an oldie but a goodie. They could be still using it.

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