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New drive gears assembly

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Open-source wire bending CNC machine for wires at 1mm and less in diameter.

Jiří PrausJiří Praus 07/05/2019 at 08:312 Comments

Today I am printing new version of drive gears assembly and bending tool. It should improve it significantly.

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Jiří Praus wrote 07/06/2019 at 07:42 point

Yes exactly the rotation of the bending tool is probably the best choice. Will see :)

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Jan wrote 07/05/2019 at 14:25 point

Nice!

I wonder how they do the rotation of the wire in industrial applications.

Either they work with a pre-cut straight length, which can then be rotated easily by the front feeding mechanism itself or the whole feeding and straightening assembly is rotated, including the wire and spool...

Ah, there are other concepts as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-gabeEJ7EE here the front bending assembly rotates around the wire.

Those machines have a clamping mechanism in the middle as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI-wcr9CZqE

Rotating the bending tools seems like the best choice when you want to keep the machine small: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCF2tQhceTM

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