Vulcan is a CNC metal manipulator designed to allow users to perform the art of "metalbending" as if metal were clay. The system is entirely scratch built, including custom designed brackets and framework, motor and servo control relays, and arduino coded controls and sensors. This design process saw material experimentation which pushed FDM 3D printing to its structural limit, resulting in one of the strongest 3D printed CNC joints in the world. Special thanks to Matt O'Hagan and Tong Gao who were brought on during the later stages of the project. 


Rapidly refreshing pinpoint proximity data compile into 2D profiles, and then 3D planes ready for machining

Documentation of our FDM printing and metallurgy studies. Click on the image for expanded booklet

Our weakest joint prototype vs an aluminium extrusion at 50,000 Newtons