Monday, November 17, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
|Plan of Procedures|
|Tools and Equipment List|
|T1||Drill||For making holes in wood for screws|
|T2||Scroll Saw/Band Saw ?||For cutting wood|
|T3||Screw Driver||For screws and electric equipment|
|T4||Router||For cutting wood in the finished product|
Posted byUnknownat12:56 PM
Marking Period 1 entailsmy research into my background, alternate solutions, final solutions, testingprocedures, models, and developmental work. As I proceed into Marking Period 2I will finish developmental work and continue to finalize my drawings and beginto order parts.
Currently I am in themiddle of my plan of procedures that consists of the bill of materials andassembly. I will have to finalize this before I complete my exploded drawings.
Possible Parts List withLinks to Resources:
- 2’x4’xX” Material Bed
- 1’x4’x2” Gantry side armpanels
- Gantry panel 4’ long 4” high2” wide
- Chassis: Gecko G540 4-Axis Driver Controller 48V/7.3A
- Drivers:Gecko G540 4 Axis Driver
- Wires: Probably just anextension cord
- Parallel Board port forcomputer (Amazon)
- Cable carriers (Might makewith cnc once completed)
- Motors: Nema 23
- CAD (Already installed oncomputer)
- Mach 3
- Round linear rails andbearings
- Router Mount: Gecko G540 4-Axis Driver Controller 48V/7.3A
- Router (In class)
- Acme Screws or Rack and Pinion
Possible Budget for CNC Router
Linear Rail X
Linear Rail Y
Linear Rail Z
Web References Found During Systems Class:
Screws or Bolts
Posted byUnknownat12:40 PM
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Self-manufacturing is a difficult and a costly process.Buying industrial machines costs thousands of dollars. A DIY machine greatlydecreases cost and allows customization to fit the work environment. Designinga machine allows building a machine to fit niche needs possible.
Hobbyists and home owners represent the population thatutilizes machinery in the home and small workshop environment. Factoriesrequire industrial made machines due to the workload present. Industrialmachines require stronger materials that withstand ware. Home built machinescan be made with cheaper parts due to the lack of stress on the machine. Thiscuts down on costs.
|Industrial CNC MachineCited from: http://www.multicam.com/routers.html|
The country is deeply engrained in industrialism. Thegeneral person buys mostly factory made objects. People want to manufacturewithin their homes. Home built machinery allows this. The ability to producegoods in the home is new to modern society.
|Home work schop|
Cited from :http://www.cnccookbook.com/CCHomeMachineShops.html
Home built machinerycovers a wide range of products. Computers, CNC machines, and 3D printersrepresent a small portion of home built machinery. The machines allowcustomization to fit the needs of the users.
|Home built computer|
Small scale manufacturing requires money and utility space.Home built machines provide a way to make home manufacturing possible.Hobbyists with limited space build within the limit of space at home. Personaldesigned machines give hobbyists the ability to customize machines to fitneeds. Ease of design and assembly concerns potential builders.
People are looking toself-produce in homes, schools, and small business environments. A CNC routersolves this problem. The non-industrial design allows for easy storage andplacement into different work spaces. Themachine’s purpose is to provide a way for people to manufacture wood and othersoft material products. The router canprecisely cut materials into finished products or molds. One uses a CNC routerby imputing a computer drawing into the controller software. The machineprocesses the file and cuts out the desired material.
|DIY CNC Router|
Cited from: http://hackaday.com/2013/10/24/a-very-professional-homemade-cnc-router/
|Edited CNC router picture labeling the parts|
Original picture Cited from: http://www.craftsmancnc.co.nz/images/craftsman900st/CNC%20900ST%20-%204.JPG
A CNC router consistsof a material bed, gantry, linear motion, motors, and computer software. Theparts chosen determine how precise the machine cuts. The material bed supportsthe cutting material and contains the gantry, linear motion, and motors. Linearmotion is the rails and bearings along with the motion drivers. Motors attachto the drivers that attach to the computer. The router attaches to the gantrythat glides along the rails to change position. Hinges applied to the material bed allows themachine to fold for storage. This allows the machine to be larger and still fitinto a smaller area when not in use. Wheels attached to the table supportingthe material bed allow maneuverability.
|Sysytems lab where CNC Router will end up being placed|
Storage and maneuverability is important when working insmall spaces. People intend to use the machine for personal production. Spaceis important in limited work environments. Teachers need the ability to produceprojects for shop classes. Industrial CNC machines in factories create modernday products. A small-scale machine provides industrial grade products in asmall setting.
Many parts make up aCNC router. Teachers and students benefit from a custom router that fits in thesystems lab. Students previously learn computer drawing before entering systemsengineering. The students can make systems projects using previously taughtskills. Teachers benefit from new possible projects that require the router.CNC routers bring production into small working environments.
|Wooden bridge project that could be done on a CNC Router|