Monday, May 14, 2012

Maypole brading machine

While doing some 1910 era props i needed tubular braid around some wirers. I got interested in how these were made and thought I would to make a machine that does tubular braiding.
This is my first prototype:
The idea is that 18 spools are racing around each other in a Møbius knot like pattern. The result is the same as Maypole weaveing.
Here is a short video of the first results:
video
The method seems to work but I still need to design the actual spools and a sustem for advancing the finished braid.

5 comments:

  1. hello ... how did you managed to make the spindles move from one wheel to another in that choreography ? i´ve tryed many times and it didnt work so smoothly ...

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  2. Warm Greetings!



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    Braiding Machine

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  3. Nice work Doc !
    Here's a 3D printed model I'm working on .
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Braiding-Machine/

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  4. Hi... congratulation for the good results. During this period our capmany (www.bioage-srl.com) is involved in the development of a braiding machine, we have designed the machine by means of a 3D cad. IF you want we could collaborate by exchanging our design with you

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    1. Now I can't see your email adrress you sent to me. please can you send it again?

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