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About ACR

A 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.

In the 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 all parties.

From 1992 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.

The 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 AutoBar.

Historically 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.

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