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Getting Started in CNC

By ShopBot Team, Friday November 11, 2022

Earlier this year, ShopBot's Brian Owen visited our partners in Japan, VUILD. Soon after Brian's return home, the translator and assistant to the COO of VUILD, Coco, sent us this newspaper clipping with the translation (below)

By Ross Gruet, Friday November 4, 2022

It’s time to go back to camp! Camp ShopBot events used to occur several times a year throughout the country, but this is the first one since 2019. We had intended to ramp them back up in 2020, but things being what they are, we couldn’t get them going until now

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 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, Tuesday January 25, 2022

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

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 Ross Gruet, Monday December 20, 2021

The Patchwork Market is one of the best handmade and small business market events in North Carolina. On December 5th, 2021, ShopBot had the pleasure of displaying one of our Desktop CNC tools, sample items made with our CNC tools, and we provided mini moose figurines (CNC-made, of course) as giveaway items for the first 100 guests in the door

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 ShopBot Tools, Tuesday September 7, 2021

CNC routers are machines that cut materials into programmed shapes. You can use ShopBot CNC Routers with wood and plastic as well as non-ferrous metals and foams, making them great for a wide variety of individuals and fabrication businesses

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 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

By ShopBot Tools, Friday March 6, 2020

CNC routers have changed the way many individuals and industries fabricate their creations and products by increasing efficiency beyond previous levels. But what is a CNC router and how does it work? Here is an outline of CNC routers so you can better understand the basic mechanisms behind them


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