A three axis CNC router design
Author(s)Sprunt, Alexander D. (Alexander Dalziel), 1977-
3 axis CNC router design
Three axis computer numerically controlled router design
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Alexander H. Slocum.
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A preliminary design of a low-cost, three-axis, computer numerically controlled (CNC) router was completed with the goal of bringing the advantages of numerically controlled machine tools to the woodshop. To reduce cost, a novel single rail design was employed. The number of custom parts was kept to a minimum and, where necessary, every effort was made to minimize manufacturing cost. The novel features of the design include vacuum clamping, the ability to cut joinery at miter angles from 0* to 90*, and force controlled cutting. Many of the components are used quite aggressively (particularly with regard to stiffness), but the accuracy goal of ±0.005 " in X and Y and +0.010" in Z was met.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2000.Includes bibliographical references.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology