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CNC Hot Wire Cutter 4 Axis for Cutting Foam Wings

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Rusticalmond, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. Rusticalmond

    Rusticalmond Journeyman
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    4 Prong Aviation Plugs installed for motor quick Disconnects.



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    Also had a dead rat hit me in the head Friday while running cable.

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  2. Rusticalmond

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    I have used aviation plugs to make quick disconnect cables for my 4 steeper motors.



     
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  3. pieri70

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    Hello
    I made my CNC 4 axis foam cutter with cheap mechanics and a controller called Theremino (really cheap and powerful USB controller).
    theremino | the real modular input output

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    Here my super simple CNC controller...


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    It is natively supported by DevCad softwares I use devfus and devwing foam to design my foam fuselages and wings.
    You can also use other softwares (es GMFC and others) and Theremino has its own Free open source CNC control software (i.e. ThereminoCNC).
    You can use thereminoCNC instead of Mach3 to execure GCode files, or use DevCNC foam that has 3D view of the entire cutting process and many other useful tools.
    I'm really happy with my setup.
    Here is the discussion on RCGroups
    Simple but mighty DIY 4 axis CNC Foam Cutter - Theremino Controller (Not Arduino)! - RC Groups

    Just a question
    I just purchased 2 meters of 20x80mm V-Slot profile to upgrade my X axis.

    I would like to use the Openbuild Plate and solid V-Wheel with timing belt and 16 teeth pulley with Nema17 direct drive. Do you think the motor will have enough torque to move my X axis?
     
    #63 pieri70, Jan 18, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2016

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