Shopbot CNC Router (PRS Standard)

The CNC router can cut materials like wood, plastics, foam, and even soft metals such as aluminum. Some examples of things that can be made on the CNC are signs, furniture, cabinetry, carvings, props & set components for theater productions, and even jigs/fixtures for manufacturing applications.

User Manuals:

Quick Start Guide:

Instructables Guide:

Cutting/Movement Area105” x 49” x 8”

File Types – .EPS, .SVG, .DXF, .DWG, .STL (3D files can be imported into VCarve for carving purposes)

SoftwareVCarve Makerspace Edition*, Fusion 360, SolidWorks*. Members of the fab lab can get a version of VCarve installed on their personal PCs, and can also get a version of SolidWorks via their fab lab membership. You can design for the Shopbot using 2D Vector/Graphic Design Software or 3D CAD.

*contact fab lab manager for info on downloading software

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