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By Ross Gruet, Friday, March 22, 2024

Asheville, North Carolina is a creative mountain town, brewing with art, music, and good food. But did you know that small manufacturing thrives in this Blue Ridge Mountains town? I took a few days to visit several businesses that utilize ShopBot CNC machines

By Jen Nix, Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Nana’s, a well-established, fine-dining restaurant in Durham, North Carolina for 30 years, closed in 2020 due to the pandemic and was sitting vacant in Durham’s Rockwood Plaza, waiting for a new tenant. Fast forward to 2022: Enter new co-owners and co-chefs, Matt Kelly and Nate Garyantes, who have now updated the space and opened the new Nanas to the public on Tuesday, December 12, 2023

By Ross Gruet, Tuesday, September 12, 2023

There are many ShopBot’s in NYC and one of the most eye-catching accounts we’ve kept up with on social media in recent months is OTTRA – A bespoke sculptural solid wood furniture company in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. While in Brooklyn for the Construct3D conference, I made a visit to their shop

By Ross Gruet, Wednesday, May 10, 2023

The NAMM Show is the world’s largest music product showcase. This year (2023) marks ShopBot’s third winter NAMM appearance and we have one summer NAMM appearance under our belts, as well

By Ross Gruet, Monday, August 29, 2022

To the untrained eye, the Honda Element is just a funky SUV. Its production run was from 2003 to 2011 and the big draw for this vehicle is the insane amount of cargo capacity! The back seats fold up against the inner sides of the car, providing 25

By Ross Gruet, Thursday, August 11, 2022

On a bright sunny day in early May, I found myself driving to the town of Fairview, just south of Asheville, North Carolina to visit Pisgah Banjos. Once off the main road, a series of winding roads led to rolling hills of farmland and the home of Patrick Sawyer, founder of Pisgah Banjos

By Sallye Coyle, Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Bobby Hartley with Brand 9 Signs in Jacksonville, Florida knew that the addition of CNC to his shop would change the nature of his business. When he purchased a ShopBot, he went all out: 5’ x 10’ cutting area, Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) with nine tool holders, dust collection, and a vacuum hold-down system that could be portioned into seven different zones

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 Ross Gruet, Wednesday, May 11, 2022

ShopBot provides CNC tool installation service and on-site CNC training all over the world. We feature a handful of installations and tune-ups throughout a given year

By Ross Gruet, Monday, February 28, 2022

When I check ShopBot’s social media channels to find tagged posts full of amazing woodwork, aluminum milling, acrylic and plastic products, foam prototypes, cabinetry, and structures of all sizes, it’s always nice to come across a unique art application. CNC lends itself beautifully to the art world

By Ross Gruet, Wednesday, January 19, 2022

ShopBot CNC tools are in educational facilities all over the world, everywhere from Fab Labs to woodshops, to theater programs and engineering departments. We recently came across a conversation on the CNC Entrepreneurs Facebook group where one Bryan Seward, Head of Wood, Design, and Technology at SUN Area Technical Institute, was singing our praises

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

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