CNC V3.2.2 - SIMATIC IOT2020 and bipolar stepper motors
Carving lenses with CNC v3.2.2
About CNC v3.2.2Figure 1:
The development of CNC v3.2.2 is sponsored by Siemens and RS Components. The machine was displayed on the Maker Faire on May 25-27, 2018 in Berlin at the stand of Siemens.
The frame of CNC v3.2.2 is mostly composed of 19mm chipboard as an option to the steel frame of CNC v3.2.1. The wooden frame is cheaper and simpler to build.
The motors I am using are bipolar stepper motors to get an option for the electronics as well. The central brain is a SIMATIC IOT2020. I am running the "Apache" webserver on the IOT2020 to control the machine through a graphical user interface and an adopted version of grbl to implement G code functionality.
Parts listThis CNC originates from a cooperation with RS-Components which is why links in the table point to their online shop.
This machine is under construction. The documentation will grow as the machine does - stay tuned!