The Shapeoko milling machines are designed by Carbide 3D to be affordable enough for any shop and powerful enough to do real work. The kit includes everything you need to get started except the Dewalt trim router.
However, we also offer a complete starter package in a bundle which also includes a Dewalt router, standard bits and collets, and the Shapeoko Touch probe. (See below at bundle products)
Assembling the Shapeoko is a piece of cake, thanks to the following quick start guide.
More information about Shapeoko and Carbide3D can be found here!
|Cutting area Shapeoko 3||16x16" (406x406 mm)|
|Cutting area Shapeoko XL||16x33" (406x838 mm)|
|Cutting area Shapeoko XXL||33x33" (838x838 mm)|
|Weigth Shapeoko 3||70 lbs (32 kg)|
|Weigth Shapeoko XL||100 lbs (45 kg)|
|Weigth Shapeoko XXL||145 lbs (66 kg)|
|OS||OS X 10.9 or higher, Win 7 or higher|
Your machine needs software to control it. This software is generally referred to as the Machine Control Software. The name of the machine control software from Carbide 3D is Carbide Motion.
Think of Carbide Motion as the cockpit of your CNC machine. This software allows you to jog your machine, home your machine, load G-Code, create offsets, and allows some manual control of the machine via the MDI.
In order to install the Carbide Motion software, follow the Carbide Motion User Guide.
Next to the Carbide Motion software, there is also the Carbide Create software.
Carbide Create was designed to be a fully functional 2.5D CAD/CAM program to help users, without an existing CAD solution, get started using their CNC machine right away.
Carbide Create can make 2D and 2.5D parts by either drawing natively in the program, or importing existing design files from programs such as Illustrator, Inkscape, AutoCAD, or CorelDraw.
This software can import the following file formats: DXF and SVG.
In order to install the Carbide Create software, follow the Carbide Create User Guide.