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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.

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https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2069128

Description

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

PLA
20% infill
1.2mm wall thickness
Designs we incorporated in our system:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2069128
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1572181

Assembly and other details:
http://www.appropedia.org/CNC_Lubrication_and_Chip_Clearing_System

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Bf26e1dc134329cc865c69258cac93e9?default=blank&size=40Quinn Kaspriak published this design ago