1:39 pm April 18, 2018 By Julian Horsey
Interested in building your very own 3-axis CNC milling machine, plotter and engraver? If you are you might be interested in a new build which has been published to the Hackster.io website by Amit Nandi this month. The builders based on GRBL software and uses 2020 aluminium extrusions to create a 3-axis low-cost engraving and PCB manufacturing platform which is small enough to fit on your desktop. Tube Laser Cutting Machine
The prototype device uses the Internet of Things to provide a scalable architecture that can be used practically anywhere thanks to its Internet connectivity. The desktop CNC machine offers a 250mm x 240mm working area and measures just 430 x 430 x 330mm in size running open source motion control software GRBL. ”As the system can bepresently controlled from a local Intranet wirelessly, we want to scale itf urther to make a distributed model web application to make and connect anecosystem of multiple number of these kind of devices.”
For more information on the building and step-by-step instructions on how to create your very own jump over to the official project on the Hackster.io website by following the link below. “Our prototype model has its base frame made out of 2020 T-slotted aluminum extrusions and L-joints. The machine gives roughly about 80-85 Watts power with its 2000 rpm DC-controlled spindle. It has lead screw and threaded rod movement scheme with guiding smooth rods having radial groove snap fit ball bearings for smooth operations along all the 3 axes.”
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