I purchased a Bridgeport/Hardinge XP3 about 6 months ago with the 18i-MB control. It is a great control with the AI-NANO processor. I use it for complex 3D machining and it is amazing at how fast it can read and process massive amounts of data. To activate the AI-NANO processor function you simply add the line G05.1Q1Rx at the beginning of the program, where x is a number from 1-10 that indicates how closely you want the control to match the shape of the part you are machining. I use 5 as the setting and all of the parts I make look great. A setting of 1 will speed the machine feed up closer to the programed rate and 10 will cause it to slow down to more closely match the part shape. It looks well ahead in the program and determines how much it must slow down to accurately cut the part to shape. On my models in aluminum, I run 12,000 rpm, .125 ballnose endmill, and I program a feedrate of 110 ipm and it will hit that on the smoother, flat areas, but will slow down to as much as 40ipm in the tight areas. All in all, it is a great control, but hopefully you are programming with software, as it is not a friendly control for MDI programming. It has no conversational mode. Hope this helps.