Manufacturing Equipment

Great for small order custom stickers, fabric transfers, decals


USCutter MH721 Cutter

A great tool to cut heat transfer vinyl for shirt/apparel or window decals. The biggest pain is that it is a single color.

$279 (2014)
28 inch width capacity
Cut Pressure: 0-600 gram
Cut Velocity: 10-1000 mm/s
PC or MAC via USB
SureCutsAlot vector software

SainSmart Genmitsu 3018-PRO

CNC Mill / Laser Cutter
https://www.sainsmart.com/products/sainsmart-genmitsu-cnc-router-3018-pro-diy-kit

  • Build Area :
    • 300 x 180 x 45 mm
    • 11.8 x 7.1 x 1.8”
  • Spindle
    • 7000rpm @ 24V
    •  ER11 Collet (3.175mm)
  • Laser
    • 5.5W Blue Laser Module
    • Media
      • pencils etching
      • plastic etching

Software

LaserGRBL v3.4.0
Add Custom Buttons
M5 shuts down laser
M3 S1 powers laser to 1% for alignment
M3 S127 power to 50%

Autodesk Eagle

Please buy real laser safety glasses, the ones included will save your eyes from a direct laser hit by the plastic safety glass melting to an opaque plastic but if you want day to day protection, get something like:
$50 LP-LaserPair Laser Protective Glasses 200 – 540nm O.D 6+ & 900 – 1100nm O.D 5+


Printrbot Simple 2014 XL

  • Bought June 2014 for $350
  • Build Area
    • 185 x 100 x 165 mm
    • 7.28 x 3.93 x 6.49 inches
  • Printerboard Rev. D Marlin 1.0 Firmware
  • Steps per mm (x84.40,y81.55,z2180,e94.50) 8mm x 6″ Y Rails
    • 8mm x 10″ X Rails
    • 3/8″ x 11″ ACME Z
  • Vertical (Z-axis) resolution: 100 microns (0.10 mm)
  • Hot end: Ubis 1.75 mm
  • Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm
  • Build speed: 60-65 mm/min
  • Kysan 1124090 – Nema 17 Stepper Motor Power: 4.2vdc 1.5A
    • Torque: 5.5kg-cm  (54 N-cm, 76.4 oz/in)
    • 5mm shaft
    • 1.8 degree step

Software

3D Models

Check out my designs on Thingiverse

  1. Arduino 4 Relay Module Bottom Cover Plate with Wall Mount
  2. DIYBIO Microscope Slide holder
  3. Printrbot Simple XL – Spool Expander
  4. Arduino Mega 2560 Full Bottom Coverplate with mounting screws
  5. Arduino Uno Full Bottom Coverplate with mounting screws


I'm a 32 year old UIUC Computer Engineer building mobile apps, websites and hardware integrations with an interest in 3D printing, biotechnology and Arduinos.