A modular, desktop friendly device that encompasses both Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) and Subtractive Machining (Laser Cutting, CNC Drilling, PCB Milling, etc).
Sponsored linear motion components as a part of their Young Engineer Support (Y.E.S.) program.
Did most of the hard labour and the machining, free of cost.
My friends and I had built a prototype for our Bachelor of Engineering final year project, at St. Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore. We were successful in implementing and testing Laser cutting and CNC drilling, but there wasn’t enough time to add 3D printing without jeopardizing our other subjects.
Completed in March 2015, titled “Micro Laser Cutter”. Done using the motion mechanisms of two CD drives.
Most of the photos below were taken during the annual project exhibition in our college, where we were placed second!
Artistic Renderings (Solid Edge ST7)
High-level block diagram of electronics
Custom Firmware in Action
Group members with the machine
From R-L: Karthik, Anish, Ananth and Harsha.
Explaining the project to our Director, Fr. Lobo
Laser Cutter Mode
CNC Drill Mode
Proof of completion and submission
We donated the prototype to our juniors. We are impressed with the independent progress that they have made. In hindsight, it is a blessing in disguise as we can start afresh, with a better version.
Anyone who is well versed with Manufacturing Processes, Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, Marketing, IPR, etc. If you think you can help, consider joining in.
We designed this product during the Third (junior) and Final (senior) years of our Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Mechanical Engineering course. We used all of our savings on the prototype.
Now, we can focus on making a new product, thanks to Collaborizm.
This project is dedicated to the Collaborizm founders, to our project guides and to the innovative spirit of the makers of the developing world. Our vision is to enable them with the right set of tools, at low prices.