Facebook’s New Hardware Lab Includes HEIDENHAIN TNC Control

December 12, 2016

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The Verge is a multimedia effort founded in 2011 to examine how technology will change life in the future for a massive mainstream audience. In August 2016, they posted the following story.

“Facebook, as one of the largest and most popular sites in the world, has a healthy amount of physical infrastructure to manage its various mobile apps and web services. Now, that collection includes a new 22,000-square-foot lab at its Menlo Park, CA headquarters, where the company plans to do fast prototyping and modeling of new hardware products and components. The space is filled with massive and expensive machines you’d typically find at a manufacturing plant — a sheet metal-cutting water jet and a 5-axis milling machine, for example — all tucked away in a central building of its main campus. Facebook calls the facility Area 404.”

One of the machines in Area 404 is a 5-axis vertical milling machine equipped with a HEIDENHAIN TNC control.

Click here to see the complete article on The Verge.

 

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