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A project log for Wire Bender

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

Jiří PrausJiří Praus 07/14/2019 at 19:232 Comments

My Wire Bending Machine Finally Works! And it is incredibly precise!

Few hex made by the machine. They are identical. Two sizes.

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Jan wrote 07/15/2019 at 07:15 point

Talking about precision: How do you control the bender? Do you just use a few lines of code like "feed x mm, rotate bending tool by x degree" and repeat? Can you control wire-feed in millimeters or sub-mm?

Repeatability seems very good here! Now for an automatic wire-cutter :)

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Jiří Praus wrote 07/16/2019 at 13:37 point

I am using GRBL as firmware for Arduino and I am controlling it via manually written GCODE. I've calibrated the bender to be able to specify the length of wire to be feed in mm and in what angle to bend it. So to create a shape its few lines of code. Precision is tens of millimiters.

Yeah, next step is retractable bending head so I can pass the wire from the otherside and do the opposite site angle bend. And it should also contains cutting head :)

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