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A Development of CNC Engraving Machine System for Non-experts

비숙련자를 위한 CNC 조각기 시스템의 개발 방안 연구

  • Yang, Min Cheol (Dept. of Design and Engineering, Seoul Nat'l Univ. of Science and Technology) ;
  • Chung, Yunchan (Dept. of Design and Engineering, Seoul Nat'l Univ. of Science and Technology)
  • 양민철 (서울과학기술대학교 디자인기술융합전공) ;
  • 정연찬 (서울과학기술대학교 디자인기술융합전공)
  • Received : 2016.10.25
  • Accepted : 2017.03.31
  • Published : 2017.07.01

Abstract

As the culture of making things based on "do-it-yourself" (DIY) activity is increasingly promoted, the use of recent digital technologies and tools, including the 3D printer, have become widespread. However, the use of computerized numerical control (CNC) engraving machine is considered difficult because of the complicated procedures and specialized knowledge required for its operation. Therefore, this study aims to resolve the issue that limits the usability of the CNC engraving machine. This paper presents a novel CNC engraving machine system for non-experts based on human-centered design. First, the size and type of the workpiece and tool are reduced. Second, computer-aided process planning (CAPP) steps such as tool path generation, workpiece clamping, and corresponding coordinate system are automated by compromising productivity and efficiency. As a result, a CNC engraving machine system that can be easily used by non-experts was developed. This development has great significance in that it opens up the possibility of using the CNC engraving machine for a wider range of DIY activities.

Keywords

CNC Engraving Machine;Engraving System;Prototyping;Human Centered Design

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 산업통상자원부

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