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Applications:  Theatre

CNC technology has been embraced by theatres, museums, and exhibit designers all over the country. Designers across multiple disciplines have learned that a ShopBot provides them with the ability to flesh out their ideas and make them the star of their stage.

ShopBot CNC tools are hard at work in the scene shops of the country’s leading regional theatres including: University Theatre at NC State University, Houston’s Alley Theatre, The Old Globe in San Diego, The American Repertory Theatre, Playmakers Theatre at UNC–Chapel Hill, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage, Steppenwolf Theatre, and many others.

Complexity Comes Free

CNC technology provides set designers and prop builders the ability to go quickly from hand drawing to CAD design to full-size scenery panels. Even the most complicated patterns and textures can be easily incorporated into set designs and stage props. With the flexibility to cut a variety of materials—wood, MDF, foam, plastics, and soft metals—a ShopBot equips you with the capability to create a wide variety of settings and scenes.

The availability of CAD/CAM packages that provide the ability to slice any 2D or 3D project for machining means designers are no longer limited in scale by the mechanical limits of their CNC. Now a larger scale job can be turned into more manageable components—that can be machined with a few clicks of the mouse. Advanced nesting capabilities also help save on material waste.

The ability to create complex exhibits is also made more attainable with the use of ShopBot CNC. Whether it’s a single display, or a design scaled in different ways for multiple displays, projects can be accomplished in a quicker, more efficient manner. Instead of having to use someone else’s premade templates, and being tied to those restrictions, one can design and construct exhibits with an array of shapes and sizes—the only limitation being imagination.

Give us a call we’re happy to help with the best tools and accessories for your needs. 888-680-4466 or Get in touch online.

Theatre Packages

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.

Desktop MAX with Aluminum Deck

36" x 24" x 6"

Desktop 7 Piece Bit Kit
Desktop MAX Mini Enclosure
3" Diameter Rotary Indexer, turning length of 21"
Basic Training - 2 Days at ShopBot

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PRSalpha ATC 96-60-8

96" x 60" x 8"

HSD ATC 5hp, Single Phase 220v or 3-Phase 230v
10hp 3 Phase Becker Rotary Vane Vacuum Pump including PVC Kit
Dust Collector 1.5HP 60Hz
Router Bit Starter Kit 8 Piece
Basic Training - 2 Days at ShopBot

Modify Package

PRSalpha 96-48-8

96" x 48" x 8"

10hp 3 Phase Becker Rotary Vane Vacuum Pump including PVC Kit
Dust Collector 1.5HP 60Hz
Router Bit Starter Kit 8 Piece
Basic Training - 2 Days at ShopBot
Air Drill Head (includes pneumatic assist)

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ShopBot offers accessories and add-ons for your tool. Here are a few of our most popular items.

Rotary Indexer

Rotary Indexer

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
Automaic Tool Changer

Automatic Tool Changer

An ATC reduces production time by automatically changing cutters during tool paths, allowing you to complete complex projects in a fraction of the time.

Learn more about the Automatic Tool Changer
Vacuum Hold Down

Vacuum Hold Down

Vacuum is one of the most effective methods to hold down parts for CNC cutting and machining. We offer options for universal hold down systems.

Learn more about Vacuum systems
Dust Collection

Dust Collection

Proper dust collection not only ensures the cleanliness of your shop, it also protects your lungs from the various materials released into the air of your work space.

Learn more about Dust Collection

ShopBot Tools, Inc.

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Phone: 919-680-4800
Fax: 919-680-4900

ShopBot Tools, Inc.
3333-B Industrial Drive
Durham, NC 27704

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After Hours Tech Support
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