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CNC Lubrication and Chip Clearing System
Inexpensive, Arduino-based CNC router lubrication and chip clearing system to lubricate tooling and clear chips from the toolpath.Maker/DIY
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The goal of this design is to mount the lubrication to the spindle and be able to pipe in air from a pump mounted elsewhere on the machine. This design should be much more cost-effective than a commercial system.
We used a many models found on Thingivers. We modified one of the Ball and Socket pieces to add a tab so it was easier to hold and tighten. Additionally, we had to create a few custom pieces for mounting.
The arduino code can be found here: https://github.com/JBailey15/OSH-Science-Project
Materials and methods
1.2mm wall thickness
Designs we incorporated in our system:
Assembly and other details:
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