I finally managed to install the cable carriers and the E-stop switches. The machine looks better and better now.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Saturday, April 16, 2016
As the purpose of the CNC machine is to cut and carve foam, I did some testing, adapted some hot wire tools for the purpose and cut some foam I had lying around.
Cutting the logo of Aliptera
Using a hot wire tool:
Tried some 3D carving. The melted foam didn't have where to go so the bad result is expected.
The tool used:
Some more "Art"
Thursday, April 14, 2016
It is time to talk about the tools used to build the machine.
- A drill press, bought specially for this purpose from Kijiji.
- A miter saw I borrowed from my friend Ion, Ion thank you for lending it to me, without it I would have a hard time cutting all those aluminum profiles!
- A bench grinder I made;
- A hand drill and various other hand tools.
Monday, April 11, 2016
Last weekend I didn't do too much: I cut the table out of birch plywood, it is not yet attached to the moving X axis frame;
I mounted the electronics and did some wiring.
I found some neat locations for the home position switches and wired them: