background in electronics began as early as 1963 which eventually led
to work in consumer electronics repair and work as a radio
and TV station engineer.
This included opening the very first Radio Shack repair center in 1974
to repair electronics returned by their customers. Later, a position as
Director of Developmental Engineering for a small control company soon
led to the beginning of AutoCut Research in 1990.
spring of 1990 board level repair of circuit boards used in CNC
machines for Delmac Machinery (then Stefani Group America - SGA) lead
to a good working relationship with that company. Industrial
electronics shops would not work on these boards without schematics and
replacement boards were $6,000 to $12,000 each making stocking spares
expensive. Repairing these boards in the field proved very helpful to
through 2000 ACR designed, built and installed replacement controls for
various CNC machines. In all, about 25 machines were upgraded with
ACR's new controls.
experience gained in working with Delmac proved very valuable when the
need arose for a post processor to convert CAD drawings into
program code for their CNC machines. Hence, AutoLink was born in the
summer of 1993 as a DOS application for TPA's CNC90. In time other
applications were added such as Panel Maker, JetNest, BackLink and
Delmac has represented just over half of ACR's business. However, in
more recent times, AutoCut Research is devoted almost entirely to
providing its services to Delmac Machinery.