Shapeoko 5 Pro
Shapeoko 5 Pro is our newest and largest machine.
Shapeoko 5 Pro is based on a ballscrew and linear rail motion system, the same motion system used on industrial CNC machines.
Shapeoko 5 Pro is the machine we recommend for those who want maximum performance and accuracy paired with a larger cutting area.
- 2' x 2'
- 4' x 2'
- 4' x 4'
Shapeoko 5 Pro is a high-performance CNC Router that comes with everything you need to accurately cut wood, plastic, and aluminum so you can turn your workbench into a business.
At up to 4 feet in width, Shapeoko 5 Pro is bigger than ever, so you can take on larger jobs or nest more parts together and run the machine longer.
Use Almost Any Material
Shapeoko is a true multi-material machine that works with just about any material you want.
Cut any type of wood, from the softest pine to the hardest white oak. You pick whatever is right for your project, and Shapeoko 5 Pro will cut it.
Cut any common plastic, including: Acrylic, ABS, HDPE, Delrin, PE, PP, PEEK
Use a quality carbide cutter, and you'll be able to cut aluminum as easily as wood (just a little slower).
Brass is an excellent material for many projects. Jewelry, nameplates, branding irons, inlays, and small handles and catches can all be made directly on your Shapeoko 5 Pro to make your projects truly unique.
Wax, Foam, and More
Harder foams, waxes, and polyurethane tooling board all cut easily.
Stone and Ceramic
Ceramics and stone don't cut well, but you can still use them in your projects. Engrave them with our Mc Etcher Drag Engraver.
Make Any Type of Cut
Simple 2D profiles are the most basic type of cut, and they're easy with Shapeoko. Our Carbide Create CAD/CAM software makes it easy to pick a vector and optionally add tabs to your parts to keep everything connected.
Pockets are tough without a CNC machine. Normally you'd have to freehand them with your router or make a template for the router to follow. Shapeoko and Carbide Create make it easy to pick a depth and a contour to follow.
Inlays add a ton of detail to your products, but they're tough to do by hand. With the accuracy of Shapeoko 5 Pro, you'll be able to make inlays that fit perfectly and with detail that cannot be made by hand.
V-carving takes advantage of the 3-axis motion of Shapeoko 5 Pro to quickly create engraved features that give your projects real depth.
Use our engraving bits to mark tiny details into plastic and metal parts.
Drag engraving, using our McEtcher, is a great way to add detail to stone, ceramics, hard plastic, and anodized aluminum.
Even though it's a large machine, Shapeoko 5 Pro is capable of cutting parts with great detail, from tiny pockets to fine engraving.
When you're ready for more advanced projects, you can upgrade to our Carbide Create Pro software to generate full 3D projects, either of your own designs or using files from a third party.
Shapeoko is a Complete CNC Experience
CNC machines that are missing critical parts are frustrating and expensive. They cause you to spend time and money completing a machine you bought to make parts. We never want to put a customer through that, so the Shapeoko 5 Pro is a complete package with everything you need to get started.
After all, you're buying a CNC router to complete your projects, not to turn the machine itself into a project.
Shapeoko 5 Pro is based on our Hybrid Table that includes T-slot workholding and a set of clamps to go with it.
Workholding is one of the most challenging parts of CNC, and the Hybrid Table gives you more options than any other system.
Fit Full-Sized Sheets
Shapeoko 5 Pro is available in 2 and 4-foot widths, so you can fit standard-sized sheets into the machine without cutting them. There's additional room on either side for clamps to hold everything in place.
The machine is open front-to-back, so you can index larger sheets through the machine.
Shapeoko 5 Pro includes BitSetter, our system to make tool changes a breeze using a combination of custom hardware and software.
We created BitSetter years ago for our original Nomad Desktop CNC Mill, and it's been a staple of Carbide 3D machines ever since.
The Power Pendant remotely controls the power to the machine as an emergency stop and gives you a feedhold button if you just want to pause the program.
It's mounted on a 2-meter tether from the electronics, so you can mount the pendant somewhere that's easy for you to reach.
Shapeoko 5 Pro includes LED lighting under the gantry to make it comfortable and easy to see your work.
You don't want dust and chips getting into precision mechanical parts so dust collection is critical for a CNC router. We include our Sweepy V2 Dust Boot as a simple and effective way to keep your machine clean.
You provide the shop vacuum, and we've got the rest covered.
Gantry Shift for Joinery
If you need to tip up a board for joinery work, like tenons or dovetails, you can shift the gantry forward by 3.2" to give you the clearance you need over the front edge of the table.
We know people like to accessorize their machines so we built a custom accessory mount directly into the router mount.
Look for more accessories to mount here in the near future!
Video Training Library
You'll have aceess to a 5-hour video training library that covers everything from how to run your Shapeoko, how to use the design software, and five projects to get you started.
30-Day, Mistakes are on Us
For the first 30 days that you own your machine, we'll replace or repair any Carbide 3D-branded item that gets damaged, even if it's your fault!
This is in addition to our standard one-year warranty on all parts and electronics.
We want you to get up and running quickly, without fear. See more here.
CAD/CAM Software is Included
All Carbide 3D machines include Carbide Create, our full-featured 2D design and machining program, saving you hundreds of dollars on third-party software.
Whether you're starting from a blank page, or loading a design from the web, Carbide Create has everything you need for your projects. It also comes with a comprehensive video training library to get you up and running quickly.
Carbide Create runs on your Windows or Mac computer and you can install it on as many computers as you need to.
Do you have your own CAD/CAM software? No problem, our machines also accept standard G-code so you can use any software you like.
No Finger Pointing!
Aside from the lost time and money, the worst thing about piecing together a CNC router from multiple vendors is that there's now nobody to speak with if you need help- they're all going to point to the other company.
By selling you a full machine and the software to go with it, we're able to help you troubleshoot any problems you have. We'll even help you with project-specific problems to get you started.
High-Performance, Heavy-Duty Motion System
Shapeoko 5 Pro is built from a rigid base, custom extrusions, linear rails, and ballscrews. No round rails, nothing unupported, no belts, leadscrews, or gear racks. You can push the machine harder and get more accurate parts than ever before.
Shapeoko 5 Pro is built up from our Hybrid Table. In additonal to being a great workholding system, the Hybrid Table gives the Shapeoko 5 Pro a solid foundation on which to build the rest of the machine.
Shapeoko 5 Pro uses HG-15 linear rails on every axis. These rails are built for much larger, heavier machines and they give the Shapeoko 5 Pro its fantastic performance.
The HG-15 rails are sealed and plugged to keep dust away from the bearings themselves, so you get maximum durability in a rough environment.
On the X and Y-axis we use 16mm ballscrews with a 20mm pitch to ensure that we maintain the rapid movement that Shapeoko has always been capable of while adding a ton of rigidity.
Our ballscews include custom-made wipers to remove as much dust as possible to keep your machine working for a long time.
Where the ballscrews mount to the machine, we use two angular-contact ball bearings to keep backlash, or any other movement, to a minimum.
For the Z-axis we use a 1610 ballscrew so that the machine can easily lift a heavy 80mm spindle. In fact, the entire Z-axis was taken from the Shapeoko HDM, and it's the beefiest Z-axis we've ever made.
We mount our rails to custom extrusions designed to support the entire length of the rail.
You won't see deflection or twist as the machine moves, so you'll get cleaner cuts with less chatter.
We don't mount motion hardware to T-slots.
All of our extrusions are precision-machined in-house on industrial machining centers for maximum accuracy.
Our latest generation of electronics are optically-isolated and now uses a high-quality internal power supply to keep as much noise out of the system as possible.
Spindles and Routers
Shapeoko Pro 5 uses a trim router as a spindle. In Europe: any router with a 65mm diameter, like the Makita RT0702C, will work.