Artifact Details

Title

Diablo Systems, CAD/CAM Daisy Wheel Production

Catalog Number

102717197

Type

Moving image

Date

1981

Publisher

Xerox

Duration

00:13:43

Format

mp4

Description

This video was shot by request of Xerox's Chairman of the Board and was meant to demonstrate Diablo Systems' team and capability in making daisy wheels. It shows the first commercial use of a custom made CAD/CAM system for design, layout and production of daisy wheels. The equipment set and specialized staff formed a very special team in which a state-of-the-art computing system, using new machine control software, was combined with a mix of skills ranging from tool design, plastic engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, software engineers, graphic artists, process engineers, electronic, mechanical and photo techs, tool and die makers and impact printing experts.

Machining techniques, machine control, cutter technology, coolants, software controls, incredibly tight matching tolerances were all integrated together and solved as a system for daisy wheel production for the first time ever.

List of people appearing in the video:
Michael Weisberg Department Manager
John Higginson Print Wheel Engineer
Jeff Morris ran life test facility and test tech.
Toni Borelli cutter designer and grinder
Kathy Green CAD graphics designer
Laura Melchionne CAD graphics designer
May Peerless, technician

Category

Company promotion

Credit

Gift of Mike Weisberg

Lot Number

X7898.2017