Title: Manually Interchangeable Heads of Homemade Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine

Author: Jimmy Linggarjati and Rinda Hedwig

Affiliation: Binus University, Jakarta, Indonesia

Abstract: The aim of this research is to design and produce a low cost Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine which is equipped with interchangeable head for many applications especially for small-medium creative industry. The CNC machine has good flexibility where its head can be changed manually and easily between pen (impact-engraver) mounted and CO2 laser mounted. The choice will depend on the application that is chosen by the user. The software that is used is basically from open source software and its precision is “what you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG). Some creative applications are successfully performed as shown in this paper, and its lower-production cost is favorable for small-medium industry. By the year 2014, this machine will be produced in a mass production and will be marketable in Indonesia.

Keywords: CNC machine, interchangeable head, pen head, impact-engraver, CO2 laser head, creative industry applications.

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