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Automatic Wire Cutter and Stripper

by oomlout, published

Automatic Wire Cutter and Stripper by oomlout Jan 3, 2009

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Description

A desktop machine that will measure out a length of wire and strip a length from either end.
(a video of it in operation: youtube.com/watch?v=F2O7kGE34EA )

Why?
To create lengths of wire that fit perfectly into an electronics breadboard. (we produce kits and you can only hand cut and strip so many wires before you go crazy)

This is also the first item in a concept oomlout.com is working on dubbed "open manufacturing". (more to follow)

How?
It breaks down into three parts
1. Wire Feeder - This feeds the wire in measured lengths forwards and backwards (uses a stepper motor)
2. Wire Stripper - This runs an exacto knife blade around the insulation of the wire twice. (uses a small servo motor and normal sized servo motor)
3. Wire Snipper - Snips the wire at the end. (uses a pair of wire cutters and a cheap handheld drill motor)

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I would also really love it if you were to send me a detailed parts
list, schematic, and instructions on how to build this incredible
project. I manufacture small pewter collectable bells here in the states
and for over a year have been searching (to no avail until now) for
such a tool. Commercial machines cost upwards of $5,000-$6,000 or more
and to pay someone to cut and bend wire is not only time consuming but
costly as well. The wire is a critical component in the production of
the bells I make as it holds the bell's clapper. I would also really be
interested in purchasing this machine already assembled if possible.
PLEASE PLEASE respond with more information....
David Wisniewski
Production Manager, Cosmic Ant the manufacturer of "Collectibells"
+1(760)658-0083
[email protected]
I would also really love it if you were to send me a detailed parts list, schematic, and instructions on how to build this incredible project. I manufacture small pewter collectable bells here in the states and for over a year have been searching (to no avail until now) for such a tool. Commercial machines cost upwards of $5,000-$6,000 or more and to pay someone to cut and bend wire is not only time consuming but costly as well. The wire is a critical component in the production of the bells I make as it holds the bell's clapper. I would also really be interested in purchasing this machine already assembled if possible. PLEASE PLEASE respond with more information....
David Wisniewski
Production Manager, Cosmic Ant the manufacturer of "Collectibells"
+1(760)658-0083
[email protected]

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Instructions

Made using a combination of 1/4" and 1/8" Acrylic.

I fear the details are a tad complex this is added more as a curio but if you would like to build one yourself, send me a message and I can help out with the details (or if enough people are interested I'll hash it out a tad further)

(Also included is the Arduino Software to run it)


I would also really love it if you were to send me a detailed parts
list, schematic, and instructions on how to build this incredible
project. I manufacture small pewter collectable bells here in the states
and for over a year have been searching (to no avail until now) for
such a tool. Commercial machines cost upwards of $5,000-$6,000 or more
and to pay someone to cut and bend wire is not only time consuming but
costly as well. The wire is a critical component in the production of
the bells I make as it holds the bell's clapper. I would also really be
interested in purchasing this machine already assembled if possible.
PLEASE PLEASE respond with more information....
David Wisniewski
Production Manager, Cosmic Ant the manufacturer of "Collectibells"
+1(760)658-0083
[email protected]
I would also really love it if you were to send me a detailed parts list, schematic, and instructions on how to build this incredible project. I manufacture small pewter collectable bells here in the states and for over a year have been searching (to no avail until now) for such a tool. Commercial machines cost upwards of $5,000-$6,000 or more and to pay someone to cut and bend wire is not only time consuming but costly as well. The wire is a critical component in the production of the bells I make as it holds the bell's clapper. I would also really be interested in purchasing this machine already assembled if possible. PLEASE PLEASE respond with more information....
David Wisniewski
Production Manager, Cosmic Ant the manufacturer of "Collectibells"
+1(760)658-0083
[email protected]
CAN I GET COMPLETE KIT WITH SUGGESTION OF CODE.
DEAR SIR,
I WANT TO MAKE A SMALL PROJECT USING ARDUINO BOARD FOR MY SON.
I WANT TO MAKE AUTOMATIC WIRE LENGTH MEASUREMENT AND CUT SINGLE OR MULTIPLE NUMBER OF PIECES. AND ALSO OF DIFFERENT LENGTH FROM SMALL SIZE TO THE BIGGER UP TO 20 MTRS LENGTH, AND DIAMETER OF WIRE SHOULD BE 0.5MM TO 3MM.

COULD YOU PLEASE HELP ME TO CHOICE OF
1. COMPONENT AND TYPE OF AURDINO BOARD REQUIRE
2. MOTOR TYPE AND
3. ARDUINO CODE TO CONTROL TWO MOTORS I.E. WIRE FEEDER AND CUTTER.
4. SELF COMMANDING DATA FEEDING FOR ACTION LIKE

I ASSUME ONCE I WILL FIXED ONE PARTICULAR LENGTH I NEED ON BOARD NUMERICAL CONTROL FOR QTY: 0-1000 OF PIECES AND LENGTH MEASUREMENT IN MM FROM 0 TO 20000MM.

SO I NEED NUMERICAL CONTROL
DISPLAY FOR THE UNIT FEED
I NEED TWO MOTORS ONE FOR CUTTING AND ONE FOR MEASUREMENT

ALSO I REQUIRE AURDINO BOARD

MAY BE SEVERAL SENSOR OR RELAY TO START AND STOP.

COULD YOU PLEASE GUIDE ME AND LIST OF COMPONENT REQUIRE WITH AURDINO CODE TO INTERFACE WITH WINDOW SOFTWARE, USB OF COMPUTER TO AURDINO CABLE TO DOWN LOAD THE CODE, ALONG WITH ESTIMATION.

PLEASE DO THE NEEDFUL.
WITH BEST REGARDS,
JIGNESH DHARIA- +919821030140
please send me the specificatons of the project

my email is sajib_zr@yahoo.com
One more thing: couldn't this wire cutter module be adapted to cut paper, vynil, fabric... circuit boards...?
It is essentially a thing that rotates a knife. It the knife would be mounted in a 90 degree angle, and pivoted by the discs' rotation, it could become another RepRap toolhead. And a useful one too. The RepRap frame is probably rigid enough, since it can also do (light) milling with a Dremel (see: blog.erikdebruijn.nl/archives/56-RepRap-also-a-milling-machine.html ). The RepRap could become a complete fablab/replab :)
I absolutely love it. The design is very nice, and the fact that you made it an open source machine and posted it on thingiverse is even cooler! I'm really interested in seeing what oomlout.com will do. Open manufacturing rocks!
Hey, Great idea! If you could provide me with a parts list, I think that I really would like to make one of these
Hey Jay:

I fear it was more of an organic build on this end, so I didn't keep a very rigorous tally on the parts.

The main bits of help though.
1.Stepper Motor - Size NEMA 23
2.One Normal size RC Servo and one miniature one.
3.All the bolts are 3mm of varying lengths (on some of my other projects I've been told 1/8" bolts work well (i think they are #6))
4. All O-rings are ((3/4" ID 3/16" Bead Dash #314)(McMaster-Carr Product #9452K387 )) - They are great because they fit as tires on a regular skate bearing. (we also had them in stock)

Other than that I think the design may need to be changed a bit to suit your parts on hand (also this isn't the most engineered of our items so several trips back and forth to a laser cutter to fix minor problems may be required).

That said it is well impressive once it gets up and running. and if you have any questions I'm more than happy to help out.

Regards
Stuart
oh man! i really wish the Thingiverse Parts Lister was finished... i'm porting the code over from parts.reprap.org and adding a nice GUI. soon, very soon...
Great work guys! 8-) Miniaturize it and you'd make millions

gameaholix.net
The images aren't loading/rendering yet, but this is an excellent concept! I wanna build one as soon as I get back!!!
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