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$13,680
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
22
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, July 20 2019 3:55 PM UTC +00:00

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Are you frustrated that low-end desktop CNC mills don’t have the rigidity and quality components to give you those mirror like surface finishes? Do you dream of having the rigidity and precision of a truly professional machine on your desk? We’ve created the Abdi Automation DMC3 and DMC3 Plus; a desktop CNC Mill that features components and hardware usually only seen on professional machining centers. 

We have taken what makes professional machining centers so great, and scaled that down for your desk. From the precision cast solid epoxy aggregate base, that has an internal vibration damping factor 5 times greater than cast iron. To the precise Hiwin linear guides on all 3 axis with anti backlash ball screws, and the 24000 rpm spindle with feed rates up to 130in/min. The Abdi Automation DMC3 and DMC3 Plus has everything you could ever want in a desktop CNC milling machine. Making it possible to fulfill the true beauty of your designs.

What Materials Can You Cut?

The DMC3 and DMC3 PLUS were designed for users who want to machine materials traditionally not possible on desktop CNC's. You can machine anything from softer materials such as plastic or wood, to hard materials such as brass, aluminum, and even steel!


This is 6061 aluminum with a beautiful mirror-like surface finish. The clarity of the reflection is nearly perfect! Never before has this been possible on a desktop CNC!!

This is brass, an alloy that most machines can handle. But what those machines cant do is produce parts that look like they were made on a professional machining center. The DMC3 and DMC3 PLUS can!

Here we have A2 tool steel, a material significantly harder than brass and aluminum, but for the DMC3 and DCM3 PLUS, it is a non issue. Beautiful parts every time!

 Machine Specifications? 

How Does It Work?

Using the DMC3 and DMC3 PLUS is easy! It's just like using any other digital fabrication tool. Simply draw your idea in CAD, after that create a tool path of your model in CAM. We like to use Fusion 360, its free for Hobbyist, makers, and students. Also, it has both CAD and CAM in the same program. After that load your raw material and your G-code file into any g-code sender such as Universal G-code Sender or Chilipeppr. Set your work offsets and hit start! The DMC3 or DMC3 PLUS does the rest!

Also, the DMC3 and DMC3 PLUS accept industry standard G-code, so for the ones who like to write their own programs, that possible as well.

Whats included?

Each machine reward tier will include the following:

  • Abdi Automation DMC3 or DMC3 Plus Milling Machine(fully assembled)
  • Power Cord
  • USB Cord
  • 180 day limited warranty

Add-Ons

This is just the beginning for the DCM3 and DMC3 PLUS, we have lots of add-ons/accessories planed for both machines, so that you can take your work flow to the next level. Some of the add-ons we have planned are :

  • A+B rotary table for simultaneous 5 axis machining
  • Automatic Tool Changer
  • Enclosure
  • Coolant System
  • 3D Touch Probe
  • Chip Management System

Timeline?

How We Got Here?

This all began 3 and a half years ago as a side project, as I was working on my undergrad degree in mechanical engineering. I wanted a CNC that could mill most metals, and deliver excellent surface finish. Unfortunately, at that time there was no machine that could do that, and even still to this day. So I decided to make my own. First I started with an aluminum frame design, but quickly realized it wouldn't be rigid enough. So I designed another from steel, and then a second one made from thicker steel. But all of these designs had the same issue, there weren't any vibration damping properties. So after a lot of research I finally found a material that was both rigid, and dampened vibrations. Which brings us to where we are at today, the DMC3 and DMC3 PLUS.  Here are a few pictures from that journey:


This is the first steel fabricated CNC I built. It worked well, but I felt like I could do better.

Here is the second steel fabricated CNC, big improvement from the first. Much more rigid, but still suffered from vibrations.

And now we have the current design iteration. Bottom left is the mold, before and after the epoxy aggregate was poured to cast the prototype base. Top left is the base after it has cured. Top right are all the CNC machined parts. Bottom right is a partially assembled DMC3.

Is there anywhere else I can learn more about Abdi Automation?

The best place is our Instagram! You can follow us @abdiautomation

Also, join our email list by going to abdiautomation.com

Anymore Videos of the DMC3 and DMC3 PLUS in Action?

Risks and challenges

While this will be Abdi Automation's first product we take to market, as well as venture into commercial manufacturing, we have done our very best to prepare ourselves and our team to make the DMC3 and DMC3 Plus a success. We have spent countless hours optimizing the design for manufacturability. Communicated with suppliers and manufacturers to insure all materials/components will be available in a timely manner. As well as implemented processes that are efficient and reliable.

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