Originally, I wanted to create a tool so that my 3d printer could cut stuff with a Cricut blade. Then I figured, "Why not save some coin and use an x-acto knife blade instead?"
So yeah, this uses that for the blade and also features cutting pressure adjustment and a built-in contact sensor. The mounting plate is designed for a Rostock printer, but should be super easy to convert to another platform.
This is also found on my projects blog, here:
- Currently all parts print, but almost all tolerances are too tight so significant trimming/sanding/drilling is necessary.
- The main bolt can also tilt which will result in inaccurate cuts.
- Finally, I have not yet tweaked the code to allow the sensor to work.
1ea 1/4" bolt
2ea 1/4" flat washer
2ea 1/4" nuts
1ea crimp connector, 1/4" dia hole
1ea crimp connector 3mm dia hole
2ea 2mm dia large-head screws
- Print the plastics.
- Assemble as shown in the pictures.
- Use the two nuts to adjust the cutting pressure.