Lathe Bar Puller
CNC 3D Printed Lathe Bar Puller
bmi CAD uses Markforged to print feed stock automation tools for a CNC lathe. Each puller is turret mounted and uses friction to move heavy metal feedstock.
Conventional CNC 3D Printed Lathe Bar Pullers are a workaround — they replace $10k-$30k automatic feeding systems with a turret mounted part. However, they’re still expensive and not designed specifically to stock specifications. By printing a unique bar puller for each type of stock, bmi CAD found a cost effective, stock specific solution that leverages Onyx’s surface and fiberglass’ strength to improve performance.