In order to make landing gear from .020 music wire for a model airplane project I have started a project to automate it.
I started to make a CNC wire bending machine. From the pictures you can see the pinch rollers that drive the wire through the system. You can see how they open up to load the wire.
The bending system is currently configured to bend in one plane using two servos. At the time, the bending head can’t make bends that are as close together as I need.
At this time I am planning to use an arduino to control the bending. The machine will be small and portable. Because of the arduino, it will not need to be tethered to a computer like a typical CNC machine.