Development of 3-Axis Micro-Step Resolution Desktop CNC Stage for Machining of Meso- and Microscale-Features

  • Shweta Patil
  • Sandip S. AnasaneEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering book series (LNMUINEN)


Requirement of miniaturization in manufacturing equipment for micro-scale components and product is drastically increasing. Recently, desktop CNCs have proved to be more convenient than other micro machines due to its precision and accuracy. This paper presented a low cost indigenously designed and developed micro-step resolution desktop CNC stage which can be used for machining precision components at comparatively reasonable cost. Mechanical resolution of 1 µm has been achieved by designing and developing precision drives and controller for obtaining micro step by controlling stepper motors and drivers. The work is also focused on designing noise- and vibration-free mechanical structure of the CNC stage to achieve micro resolution motion. Universal G-code Sender is used as GUI and sends G-codes to machine. The developed desktop CNC stage which can have the potential use for various precision machining applications, especially, aimed for micro-machining domain. The developed stage can also be employed for the precise movement of workpiece and/or tool for various micro- and mesoscale-machining processes such as laser machining, electrochemical micro-machining, as well as tool based micromachining.


Micro-step resolution Stepper motor G-code Universal G-code sender 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Production Engineering and Industrial ManagementCollege of EngineeringPuneIndia

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