Saturday, September 15, 2012



The dictionary quotes machining as "An operation that changes the shape, surface finish, or mechanical properties of a material by the application of special tools and equipment. Machining almost always is a process where a cutting tool removes material to effect the desired change in the workpiece. Typically, powered machinery is required to operate the cutting tools." (1)

However, the Big Brain Project introduces a different type of machining, one that formulates the properties of an object inside the chip. Same as mechanical machining, chip interior machining requires special tools and special types of equipment. It does not matter if the form of the tools are changed. It does not matter if the machines doing the machining are changed. Basically, all these forms are changed inside the chip.