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Homemade CNC Router The Builder's Guide (FREE!)

Homemade CNC Router The Builder's Guide (FREE!)
This guide is still under construction! Sections Introduction My Experience About Kits and Plans About This Guide The Guide Starts Here IntroductionSo you've decided to build a homemade CNC router or maybe you’re just considering it, but where do you start? There are many advantages to owning a CNC router. Homemade CNC routers can cut and carve almost anything. For any hobbyist or DIY’er, this opens many doors. Yes, you can build a CNC router that is just about as good as any other for a fraction of the retail price, and it’s not that difficult! There is also a great deal of flexibility when you design and build your own machine. There are many reasons people want to build their own homemade CNC router. My Experience When I first started to design and build my first homemade CNC router, I had it all figured out in about a day. “Do I really need ball screws or will ACME screws work fine? Luckily, some of my questions I could answer with my mechanical engineering background. Related:  CNC DIYAtelier

V Plotter Design A V plotter is a minimalistic design which uses a pair of steppers, some string, and a pen head to create a plotter. These are sometimes made by students or technology sector employees as a way to avoid "real work". In this article, I dig into the math behind these machines, and also write a program to calculate the configuration of a V setup needed to produce a working device. Requirements What is the optimal configuration of control lines for an area to be plotted? Obviously, we can't have a drawing area above the control lines — our friend gravity sees to that. Line Tension Calculation The below diagram shows a mass m suspended by two lines. To describe the horizontal forces along the X axis (in balance), we write: To describe the force m along the Y axis, caused by the weight of the plotter head assembly, we write: Solving these two equations in terms of tension, we get: and Note that the tension equations have denominators in common. Angle Length Cartesian Conversion Law of Cosines

DIY: Réalisation d'un séparateur cyclonique (cyclone dust separator) pour aspirateur d'atelier et CNC L'usinage à commande numérique, c'est bien mais selon les matières usinées, cela peut faire pas mal de déchets et de poussière. Disposant d'un aspirateur eau et poussières Kascher WD3300, j'ai vite vu que le sac se colmate assez rapidement lors de l'utilisation en environnement CNC, notamment lors de l'aspiration de copeaux de MDF. J'ai donc cherché une solution et trouvé les séparateurs de poussière de type 'cyclone'. Malheureusement, ces solutions sont soit très chères et de grande taille, soit pas disponibles en France. Démo Pour commencer, une petite vidéo s'impose. La technique : Un article sur Wikipedia France explique très bien la technique de séparation par cyclone: Exemples de réalisations : Pré-Étude Taille du cyclone Ne produisant pas des quantités industrielles de copeaux, nécessitant un grand cyclone comme ceux utilisés dans les ateliers bois (jusqu'à 2 mètres de haut!) Choix des matériaux Étude Plan sous Sketchup Gabararits

SolidWorks Essentiel | AvenAo Solutions 3D SolidWorks Essentiel est un pack de démarrage qui vous permet de partir sur une structure évolutive. Cette solution contient tous les avantages de SolidWorks (conception 3D, 2D, interfaces, tôlerie, gestion des gros assemblages, surfaces, etc.) associés au meilleur de la gestion de données. Les premières pièces et plans que vous allez concevoir sur SolidWorks sont souvent les plus importants. Bibliothèques, modèles de données, assemblage de base, ... Leur codification, leur rangement et leur paramétrage sont donc essentiels pour garantir une bonne robustesse de vos conceptions futures. Nous avons conçu ce pack spécialement pour vous assurer le bon démarrage dans le stockage de vos plans. Bénéficiez d’une version de base de SolidWorks, vous permettant de connecter votre Bureau d'Etudes à votre ERP ou système de gestion de production.

DiY. Homemade Router Laser CNC. In this page I will show you how I have build a Router Laser CNC using some part from old printers, a Epson Stylus 800 and another Epson Stylus Color II, (you can use your old printer). Aplications: Cutting Paper. To make stencils for painting with airbrush.Wood and Cardboard Engraving. Write and paint in wood whitout ink.Plastic Engraving. To write in plastic without special inks.Plastic Cutting. We can start obtaining the X axis from the old printer. We will not use the other parts, as control board, we need change it by another CNC control board with stepper drivers. I have mounted it in a wood base. General view of the device. Transmission system for Y axis. The first protortipe for the new CNC control board that controls 2 stepper motors and the power for the Laser Diode. In this video you can see a wood engraving test using the software EMC2 in Ubuntu 8.04. To build this new Z axis, I have used a CD Laser Head, where i have add my engraving laser, and changed the motor by a stepper.

Kits & Plans "Joe's CNC 4x4 Hybrid" (LeadScrew Version) Email for Price: The "Joe's CNC 4x4 Hybrid Kit" does not include Plans or access to the Support forum and contains only the MDF and HDPE items shown. "Joe's CNC 4x4 Hybrid" Rack and Pinion (Most Popular Version) $325.00 plus $35.00 shipping and handling in the US Only "Joe's CNC Model 2006" Email for Price: The Model 2006 Kit contains only the MDF and HDPE items shown above. Plans for the Joe's 06 CNC Router have and always will be open source and FREE. No refunds are issued unless they have been prior aproved by Joe.

Simple drawing robot / XY plotter Hello, sorry for very newbie questions, I'm very new to all this. I would like to build a robot which can draw curves with a pen. The size of drawing area would be something like 30 x 40 cm (A3), it would plot just in 2D so X and Y only. And for now, the pen could just either touch the paper or not (i.e. no Z, or pressure) and is just glued to the arm. I really would like it to be very precise (so it could draw straight lines or circles or Bezier paths, even very small ones, like 6 pt letters). My questions are: - What "kind" of robot do you recommend? - What kind of steering should I use? - It is possible to know when a line to draw ends so the robot could gradually slowdown - what kind of motor do I need for this? - I like that Scara-one very much, however it seems to be very imprecise (~0.5 cm). - Does it make sense to put all the gears and motors off the arm and to somehow couple its rotations to the joints? - For lifting and lowering the pen is it ok to use solenoid?

Hardware Modding & Tuning Gallery The plans and Solidworks files are available for free @ Thingiverse! Original Aluminium upgrades The CAD planning took about 30 hours. So far I have used 2 days building and got the main table torsion box and base structure finished I was able to finish the torsion box in a day, took about 10 hours total. Second day I had lots of other stuff to do besides this,- but managed to build the base structure. Some of the plans I made with solidworks, they will be available for free later on. This is the current situation, it was quite hard to maneuver these big objects in such a cramped space. The project will move much slower from now on as I can only work on it at weekends.

Building Your Own 3D Printer Home-built 3D printers are booming. In 2006 there were no such printers and 5 years later there are tens of thousands. There are currently hundreds of thousands of people wanting to start their own build waiting for the right moment to get started. The project that single-handily propelled home-built 3D printers out of nowhere is RepRap. Building a 3D printer is very hands-on and will require all your technical skills. These are the sections of this book: How a RepRap 3D printer worksParts of the printerA word on the most commonly used plasticsTools and skills requiredSoftware required to run a RepRap 3D printerBuyer’s guideLinks to build instructions This book is not a replacement for build instructions. Image 1 shows a fully assembled working home-built 3D printer. This 3D printer builds objects by adding plastic material layer by layer until the object (also called printed part) is finished. The printer is usually controlled by a PC with special software installed. 9.