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By Jeanne Taylor, Wednesday June 22, 2022

Once again, music enthusiasts, merchants, students, musicians and more, brought NAMM 2022 in Anaheim, CA to life. Throughout the 3 days of the event, historically hosted in January and just reinstated since the 2020 event, the energy and enthusiasm were palpable

By Sallye Coyle, Monday June 6, 2022

Now that the basic techniques for cutting risers with the ShopBot were in place, it was necessary to turn the CNC into the primary production tool. Due to Covid-induced supply chain problems, the bandsaws had been out of blades for weeks, and it was estimated that it would be at least another 6 weeks before any arrived

By Sallye Coyle, Tuesday May 24, 2022

One of the advantages of ShopBot’s semi-modular system is that a user can customize the ShopBot to fit their application. Cerro Pacific lumberyard created a custom hold-down technique and way to remove waste from the cutting table that fits their production use of manufacturing risers out of redwood blanks

By Sallye Coyle, Wednesday April 6, 2022

Drive onto the lumberyard of Cerro Pacific in Redwood Valley, CA, and you will see stacks and stacks of redwood boards. A whiteboard in plant manager Roberto Carillo’s office is filled with notes for various orders for 2x4s, 2x6s, etc

By Ross Gruet, Tuesday January 25, 2022

One never knows when a good idea will come to mind. Take Troy Turbeville as an example

By Sallye Coyle, Monday January 3, 2022

iWORKS in Los Angeles is a custom lighting fabrication business that has made ShopBot a part of their manufacturing facility since 2009. After more than 10 years of service, when their faithful ShopBot started having problems cutting square, they contacted ShopBot for an official tune-up

By Ross Gruet, Monday October 25, 2021

Upstate New York in October? Yes, please! ShopBot had the privilege of being a part of one of the largest gatherings of makers in the country in October at the Blackthorn Resort in East Durham, NY. The Catskill Mountain Makers Camp is hosted by Austin Handel, part of the family-owned resort, and Jimmy Diresta (who you might know from NBC’s “Making It,” or his popular social media channels)

By Ross Gruet, Friday October 15, 2021

Skateboard design has come a long way. Surfers in the 50’s used to dismantle roller skates and bolt the wheels and axles to simple wood planks that may or may not have been cut in the shape of a surfboard for the ability to “surf the streets”

By Ross Gruet, Wednesday October 6, 2021

Mother Nature taunted us with a little rain on the first few mornings of Merlefest 2021, but by the afternoon, skies cleared and the sound of guitars, mandolins, and sweet singing filled the air. While a few ShopBot employees have attended this famous music festival in past years, 2021 marks Shopbot’s first year as a sponsor and exhibitor in the Expo Tent

By ShopBot Tools, Monday September 13, 2021

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By ShopBot Tools, Monday August 30, 2021

Computer numerical control machines, or CNC machines for short, have completely changed the way people make mechanical components. New feats are possible that transcend what hand-operated machines could previously achieve because of the capabilities of computers

By Ross Gruet, Friday July 30, 2021

View video of Bill Young’s interview with Will Holman HERE.ShopBot’s Bill Young talks with Will Holman of Open Works Baltimore about the history and current state of the Baltimore-based makerspace

By ShopBot Tools, Friday May 29, 2020

The widespread use of computer-aided design (CAD) software and computer-aided machining (CAM) software has revolutionized industrial production. Now, prototypes and final versions of components and assemblies can be easily planned and carried out

By ShopBot Tools, Friday March 6, 2020

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines like our ShopBot tools have undoubtedly improved the manufacturing industry by making production easier for companies to carry out. Here are some of the advantages of CNC machines when compared to their manually-operated counterparts


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