New CNC equipment in the biomechanics laboratory
Among the equipment that the department received in the framework of the BioArt Erasmas + project, there are machines on which you can make parts of complex configuration from hard plastics and metals. These are the Sherline 5410 CNC drilling and milling machine and the Sherline 4410 CNC lathe. Sherline is located in the United States and is widely known in the world for quality small machines. These machines allow you to perform machining of parts in both software and manual control mode.
The free version of Mach 3 is used as software for controlling motor controllers. It is enough to control the processing of medium-sized parts.
The Sherline 5410 CNC drilling and milling machine has a motor power of 0.6 kW, a spindle speed range of 70 - 2800 rpm, axial movement: X/Y/Z - 220/127/159 mm, respectively. Stepper motors to control the movement of the axes with a capacity of 0.2 kW.
The basic complete set allows to operate the machine at the same time control of movement of a desktop at once on three coordinates. The available version has a fourth axis of CNC on the basis of a rotary table, with a stepper motor. Thus processing of difficult surfaces by end mills is possible.
The Sherline 4410 CNC lathe has a motor power of 0.6 kW, spindle speed range 70 - 2800 rpm, spindle bore diameter 10 mm, rear headstock quill stroke 45 mm, rear headstock quill cone - MK1, turning diameter over frame 180 mm, turning diameter above the transverse caliper 90 mm, the distance between the centers 430 mm, the course of the transverse caliper 110 mm. Stepper motors to control the movement of the axes with a capacity of 0.2 kW. There is a complete set of equipment that allows you to process not completely cylindrical parts and cut threads.
The machine allows to carry out processing with simultaneous movement of the tool on two coordinates.
These machines perform such tasks as studying the principles of software coding for CNC systems, gaining skills in developing control programs for control systems for lathes and milling and drilling machines in the classical configuration, as well as with additional coordinates.
Also, machines can serve as a laboratory base for the creation of control systems, as well as analysis of the effectiveness of existing CAM systems. It is planned to use these machines in laboratory work on the manufacture of medical devices, including implants.