DIWire parts

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DIWire parts by MarcoPerry Jun 19, 2012
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DIWire is a 2D or 3D CNC wire bender that works like a 3D printer. Upload text commands or SVG files and it will print them out.


Look at the blog to see how the DIWire gets put together.
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Hey : ) 
these are the first 3d models i am going to print and since i do not own a makerbot i uploaded them to shapeways. Shapeways asks during the upload if the measurements are in inches or mm. Can you help me? I guess it is in inches ...

thanks a lot,


The BOM has 3 steppers that cost $160 each and drivers that are $180 each, be nice to bring those costs down.

did you miss my version?
i use nema17 in my wirebender...

maybe a 3d printed planetary gear housing for the stepper motors?

What are the applications of this? I probably wouldn't be able to put it to good use, but how would other people use it?

Not sure if you are asking about the plastic parts or the bender in general. If its the bender, people have mentioned wire skeletons of shapes (think shopping cart, wire basket, etc), to models of proteins, bending EL wire to make funky lights, dental bridge work, Calder-esc wire scupture, fractal antennas, puppetry, etc. etc. Let your imagination take you where it needs to go.

This would be great for making custom springs and electrical contacts. I needed a few thousand spring contacts made of phosphor bronze wire for a robotics project, and something like this would have been mighty handy! Nice work! :)


This is on my must build list.

thanks for open sourcing!