Hot wire thermopol cutting using CNC machine

  • Shahzor Memon Department of Electrical Engineering, Hamdard University, Karachi Pakistan
  • Imtiaz Hussain Kalwar Department of Electrical Engineering, PNEC NUST, Karachi Pakistan
  • Abdul Hameed Memon Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hamdard University, Karachi Pakistan
  • Muhammad Shakir Department of Computer Systems Engineering, Hamdard University, Karachi Pakistan
  • Halar Mustafa Department of Electrical Engineering, Hamdard University, Karachi Pakistan
  • Sadiq ur Rehman Department of Electrical Engineering, Hamdard University, Karachi Pakistan

Abstract

Recently, the Hot Wire CNC Technology is use for the purpose of cutting of the materials like thermopol and foam for the packaging of products. This technology saves labor costs and increases production. The main objective of the research is to determine the influence of wire temperature on the quality of cuts achieved through hot wire cutting technology and explore the optimal material combination for low power consumption in wire cutting technology. The technique utilizes controlling the current regulation of the Nichrome wire, to reduce the power consumption. The Hot Wire CNC Machine is controlled by a micro controller which sends a special code called G-Code to the stepper motors and the current regulation is controlled by PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) through Power transistor. The results of the study show a sufficient reduction in power consumption when using the combination of Nickel-chromium materials.

Published
Sep 29, 2023
How to Cite
MEMON, Shahzor et al. Hot wire thermopol cutting using CNC machine. Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, [S.l.], v. 42, n. 4, p. 19-27, sep. 2023. ISSN 2413-7219. Available at: <https://publications.muet.edu.pk/index.php/muetrj/article/view/2658>. Date accessed: 24 may 2024. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.22581/muet1982.2304.2658.
This is an open Access Article published by Mehran University of Engineering and Technolgy, Jamshoro under CCBY 4.0 International License