This leads to 16 modules: 8 electrical modules and 8 mechanical modules..
Five of these are 3D printers, one for the array and 4 for various kinds of testing
|All the driveshafts|
|The four pieces of stock, and additional parts to make the "Z" axis|
All in all, quite a lot of grunt work to get all the setups together, cut the stock, prep the fixturing, write, then validate the Gcode, run the parts, deburr, drill and tap, deburr... I REALLY look forward to the automation part... ;-)
But grinding through this portion is helping to shape how the modular fixturing for the milling machine will need to look if a robot is going to have to set it up
|4 sets of modules and frames|
A lot of work, for an automated, form factor based, self extending, recursive, on-demand network of inter-operable manufacturing machines, but probably worth it... ;-)