Rayat-Bahra students design CNC machine
The students of Mechanical Engineering 7th semester of the Rayat-Bahra Group, Patiala Campus, have designed a CNC Machine based on Arduino Software.
Computer numerical control (CNC) is the automation of machine tools by means of computers executing pre-programmed sequences of machine control commands. This is in contrast to machines that are manually controlled by hand wheels or levers, or mechanically automated by cams alone.
Arduino is used as microcontroller to control all functions of mini CNC machine similar to high quality machines available in the market around Rs 20 lakh, this innovative machine costs Rs 1.5 lakh and the weight of this CNC Machine is just 2.5 Kg. This Arduino based CNC Machine is unique in its type, less in weight and volume and also easy and comfortable to carry.
Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino Boards are able to read inputs – light on a sensor, a finger on a button. All parts of machine were constructed by easily available material like wooden, servo motor, crew, steel rod etc.
This Arduino based CNC machine can cut most of the basic shapes. Its operation is similar to that of high quality CNC Machines and the Arduino Software reads the G-Code language. With this project the machine can perform several types of tasks of manufacturing operations like drilling, milling, cutting etc.
The students behind this novel concept include Sukhdeep Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Mohit Bisht, Amrinder Singh, Satwinder Singh, Nitish Thakur of 7th Sem Mechanical Engineering who worked hard and exercised their potential of mechanical stamina and energy in giving it a practical shape.
Gurvinder Singh Bahra, Chairman of the Rayat Bahra Group of Institutions (RBGI), lauded the efforts of the mechanical engineering students and said that it was a low-cost alternative for CNC machine.
Campus Director Dr Piush Verma congratulated the students and appreciated their innovative skill. Mandeep Kumar, Head of the mechanical engineering department, and Er Chandershekhar . Dr Verma exhorted the students and to design more such machines which are cost effective.