Via willbaden on hackaday.io
Overall Goal: CNC plasma table that is auto loaded/unloaded through network interface.
Having a plasma table to cut metal parts would be nice. Loading the plasma table with 4’x8′ or 4’x10′ sheets can get awkward. Having this auto-loaded with a click of a button would be ideal. Industry has loader/unloaders either in sheet form or in roll form so the concept is there. This project is to focus on developing the software side of the loading and unloading. To get to that development stage, the mechanics will have to be hammered out:
- Plasma Table
- Sheet rack
The process of the mechanical build will keep the software side in mind, ie the I/O’s, motor controls, etc. Then the development stage of the software for the loader/unloader can be addressed:
- Expandable to multiple material/sizes
- Interface with Plasma Table
- Interface with Computer that will “print” the cut
Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit! Be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Adafruit has the largest and best selection of Raspberry Pi accessories and all the code & tutorials to get you up and running in no time!