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      Project started 3 years ago as my bachelors project and continued as main part of my Masters degree final project.

      First version was made with old printer and scanner parts.
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      Then it was upgraded with Nema 17 motors and rail system.
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      For final version aluminium extrusions were added and V slot rail for main axis, also for easier tool change drill chuck was added.
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      Its controlled with arduino uno and cnc shield with a4899 drivers through G-code sender.

      The way it works, carbon fiber tow ( 12K ) passes through epoxy "bath" whole part is moving up and down, then is winded on steel rail tube which is rotating, usually do 4 passes and after that filament is pressed with clear tape to compress it for better adhesion then curing 12-24h and its ready for cutting and other finishing process.



      Main purpose is to make carbon fiber tube for office supplies( fountain and mechanical pen ) and maybe few drone frames etc.
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      A bit of augmented reality:
      1. Scan QR code with mobile ( it will redirect you to glitch )
      2.On Glitch go to sunglasses icon ( left top corner ) you will have to allow use of camera
      3. With camera on search for Hiro marker ( it work on screen but works better if its printed )

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      Future improvements:
      Ruby script ( program for winding on specific angle etc )
      Another rotation axis

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    Build License:
    • CC - Attribution NonCommercial - CC BY NC
  • Parts list

    Qty Part Name Part Link Comments
    1 V-Slot® 40x40 Linear Rail https://openbuildspartstore.com/v-slot-40x40-linear-rail/ Link 40x40mm, 1m
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