Having access to a CNC machine can help small businesses streamline small-scale manufacturing and prototyping, however larger CNC machines, not suitable for desktop placement can be extremely expensive and require valuable workspace that could be utilised for other roles.
Goliath CNC is an autonomous robotic CNC machine hoping to change this. It’s small form factor allows it to be placed on any flat surface to cut a wide variety of different materials without the need for large permanent frames to keep the CNC cutting head in position.
Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the Goliath CNC robot which can traverse across flat materials in any direction allowing you to cat your design using CAD file formats in a wide variety of materials. Goliath comes with a patented sensor system, which triangulates the position of the robot.
Thanks to radio frequency communication, the sensors continuously update the position of Goliath relative to the work area, 100 times a second. This feature ensures the target accuracy of 0.1 mm (0.004 inch). Goliath mode of operation starts cutting all the profiles, since they don’t affect the motion of Goliath.
The robot then carves out pockets or drills large holes. Goliath then carves out pockets beginning from one corner on the top and then moving backwards (as you can see in the video) to avoid falling into what it has carved. The change of orientation feature allows Goliath to easily navigate till the edge of the panel to work. In such a way you can place the drawing wherever you like, in order to reduce the waste of material.
Goliath CNC is now available to back via Kickstarter with early bird pledges starting from $1,490 (offering a considerable saving office recommended retail price of $2,890) with delivery expected to take place during September 2018. For full specifications and more information jump over to the official Kickstarter campaign page via the link below.
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