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The first IWF show since 2018 took place last month (August 20-24) at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. With the 2020 show having been canceled due to Covid, no one was quite sure what to expect from this year’s show
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
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
A motorcycle with carved foam body panels caught my eye when searching for a ShopBot user to feature. Before reading the description of this photo on Instagram, I could tell this was some sort of mock-up
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
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
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
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
In rural Washington state, along the southern corridor of I-5, Castle Rock High School houses a large ShopBot tool that had been busy collecting dust rather than making it. I, ShopBot’s Sallye Coyle, was on a mission to change that
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