ShopBot Tools

Applications: Theatres & Museums

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.

Our most popular tools for theatres & museums are the PRSstandard, PRSalpha, and PRSalpha ATC.

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

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