Design is maturing, not quite there yet!

April 2014

 

We have made some breakthroughs as well as a few somewhat radical design changes to the movement system of the Mini Metal Maker. By switching the X-Y carriage motion control system to belt drive, we have been able to reduce the profile of the machine by 6 inches (15 cm) and have a cleaner look as well. This reduced the required number of custom-molded parts and means more of it can be made from off-the-shelf extruded metal stocks.