ShopBot CNC tools are being used in educational settings of all kinds–everywhere from elementary schools through colleges and universities. With tools ranging in size from small and portable, to large full-size tools capable of machining large sheet goods, our CNC tools have found their way into the domain of education in a variety of different ways.
While the most obvious application of CNC technology might seem to be in wood shops and the industrial arts, the educational use of ShopBots goes much deeper. Elementary, middle, and high schools are using digital fabrication to help further STEM and STEAM curriculum objectives. High school and college theatre programs are using ShopBot CNC for scenic production work. Engineering programs make use of our tools throughout their process—from prototyping to producing their end result. Getting an education that includes CNC technology opens up a world of possibilities to any number of employment opportunities, at many different levels, in a vast array of fields.
Some of the many educational organizations that are making use of ShopBot Tools: Elementary Schools • Middle Schools • High Schools • Colleges and Universities • Libraries • Makerspaces • Fab Labs • Technical and Vocational Schools • STEM • STEAM • CTE • FIRST Robotics • SkillsUSA
The modular nature of ShopBot tools means that skills learned with one tool are easily translatable to another tool. It’s just a matter of scaling up or down, depending on the size of the tool being used. Some of the skills learned with a ShopBot tool and the included software are even applicable in using other pieces of digital fabrication equipment. This all adds up to our tools being a great fit in the realm of education.
Our tools are easily integrated into a classroom, makerspace, Fab Lab, library, or really any other setting where hands-on learning is a priority. ShopBot’s are easy to use, reliable, and offer many options to suit your space, budget, and application needs.
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Below are some of our most popular tool configurations. We have a wide range of accessories to customize your tool to meet your business needs. Contact your ShopBot specialist today at 1-888-680-4466. Request a Quote or Get in Touch for a general question or inquiry.
Still can't find the perfect tool? There are many other ShopBot tool configurations available. For custom quotes and questions with your pricing, contact our sales team. We’re happy to help.
Like a lathe, a rotary indexer provides a 4th rotary axis for turning a part, but it also provides precise “indexed” control over rotation.Learn more about CNC Indexers
Cut nearly anything normally cut with a utility knife with the added speed and precision of CNC.Learn more about accessories
Allows your ShopBot to draw like a plotter. Draw signatures, logos or other images.Learn more about accessories
Reduces noise and dust for Desktop MAX tools in high traffic, community work spaces. The full enclosure keeps hands safely away from the cutting area. Assembly required.Learn more about enclosures
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