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  • CNC'd tape dispenser!

    From the pages of MAKE:Blog, a one-pound CNC-machined desktop tape dispenser:



    It was a part from the advanced CNC class at Laney College, but has some potential for those of you looking for a small, relatively simple project for a Christmas gift or similar. After all, unless your subject really likes nuts, how many people will end up using those nutcrackers?

    Doc.
    Doc's Machine. (Probably not what you expect.)

  • #2
    Disappointed

    and here I was, expecting to see a servo-ed dispenser that measures out the tape ±0.001"!

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    • #3
      Title reminded me of a demo the last day of the CNC week at Galesburg
      3yrs ago where a fireworks taping device was shown. The completed
      shell has to be wrapped with masking type tape to a depth of 6-12 layers
      IIRC and the demonstrator had rigged up three axes of rotation. Tape was
      started and one axis ran at higher speed, another a bit slower and the
      third jogged periodically resulting in a fairly spherical 100% coverage of
      the shell in a short time. Shells are tennis to soft ball sized and meant
      to be fired from computerized mortars at fireworks displays.
      Simple and ingenious application of MachIII.
      Steve

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      • #4
        That's very cool....

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        • #5
          Nice finish, whoever. Elegant!
          Last edited by Deja Vu; 06-08-2010, 07:12 PM.
          John M...your (un)usual basement dweller

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          • #6
            Huh. It's no good for high-speed operation. They didn't put ball bearings on the center shaft.
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