Awards and Patents
MDSI's OpenCNC® software CNC, running in production since 1993, was not only the first production-proven, hardware-independent, unbundled CNC software on the market, it was also the first CNC product to be packaged and marketed exclusively as software.
This unique technology, which now incorporated in the WinMotion® software for general motion control applications, provides a completely software motion control across virtually any kind of machine tool, without using any proprietary hardware or motion control cards.
Here is a list of award won by MDSI.
Patented Technology - MDSI Holds Three Patents
The first patent, for the real-time collection and distribution of machine and manufacturing process data across a network, was received in the early 1990s—Internet-enabled manufacturing technology that pre-dated the Internet.
The second patent, for dynamic configuration, allows MDSI's core motion software to be configured to run any class of machine, with any number of axes and any number of job streams. This makes MDSI's soft motion technology applicable across all industries requiring motion: metalcutting machine tools, electronics/semiconductor production equipment, and general motion machines such as test/measurement equipment.
The third patent recognizes MDSI's unique Application Programming Interface (API) within the core architecture which allows unprecedented read/write access by third-party programmers.
The Result: a universal soft motion control that frees users from dependence on proprietary hardware and provides real-time collection and distribution of machine data across a network.
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