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Modular CNC system

by RobotHacker, published

Modular CNC system by RobotHacker Apr 15, 2010

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My idea is to make a set of modules that could be assembled into various CNC machines. It is not necessarily a printable design but laser cut maybe.

Following the Open Structure http://www.openstructures.net/ guidelines the sliding modules would be 8cm by 8cm by 60cm and rotatable modules would be 8cm by 8cm by 8cm. Have powered and non-powered modules. Use multiple powered modules for more power in parallel or more distance in series.

This is just the beginnings of an idea. I wanted to get it up here for the Makerbot giveaway.

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Another similar design:
http://redbluecnc.blogspot.com/
via:
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/05/redbluecnc_a_modular_cnc.html
See a printable system at thingiverse.com/thing:2526
(Not mine but very cool.)
I've uploaded animated versions of my modules. No internals yet.

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Another similar design:
http://redbluecnc.blogspot.com/
via:
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/05/redbluecnc_a_modular_cnc.html
See a printable system at thingiverse.com/thing:2526
(Not mine but very cool.)
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I've uploaded animated versions of my modules. No internals yet.
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