Idea - FICS

Portable CNC

Team and Contact Details

Student Name School Degree Year Email
Gohar Mehmood

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: No
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Idea Details

Idea Name: Portable CNC
Slogan: Combining Portability with Affordability
Supervisor Name: Dr. Jawad Aslam
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Supervisor Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Contact number: 0333 5482612
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    Our goal is to build a portable CNC Plasma Cutting Machine that can be displaced with ease. This is achieved by a controlled motion in the three axes with the help of stepper motors.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    A CNC Plasma Cutting Machines dramatically increase the accuracy of cuts, but unfortunately, they are costly and bulky. The large size and huge cost are major limiting factors in the use of these machines. Our idea tries to deal with both of these issues
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Metal sheet working shops across the country can benefit from this portable CNC Plasma Cutting Machine as the accuracy of cuts of a CNC machine cannot be obtained with a human hand. Also, it will be affordable for most, unlike the imported machines available in the market
How will the solution works
    Our CNC Plasma Cutting Machine utilizes the stepper motors to accurately place the Plasma Cutting torch to accurate locations. A rack and pinion mechanism and a lead-screw mechanism will be used to convert the rotary motion of the stepper motors into the linear motion of the torch. In order to cut desired shapes through this machine, these stepper motors will be controlled by a software called Mach 3 with the help of motor controllers. This software is free to install and is user-friendly.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Our competitors are the Chinese manufacturers who are already making portable CNC Plasma Cutting machines. However, the price tag of these machines is not everyone
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2020-12-20 (1758)