Interesting new CNC router

Discussion in 'Digital Design and Fabrication' started by Kotori87, May 18, 2018.

  1. Kotori87

    Kotori87 Well-Known Member

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    Ahoy folks, I saw a very interesting new CNC router on YouTube today. Instead of being entirely driven by stepper motors across whatever size table you've built, it uses human power for large moves, and only uses motors to move the head for more precise placement. This allows you to operate on whatever size table you want, rather than being stuck on a single fixed size. Could be useful for doing single-piece decks, keels, baseboards, etc. Here's a demonstration:


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0clzXWSaCw


    Unfortunately it is not available yet, so I cannot check pricing. Still, very cool. I may be more interested if I build any large projects.
     
  2. SnipeHunter

    SnipeHunter Well-Known Member

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    Still very cool, but they went on "pre-order" about 2 years ago (with a bunch of cool vidoes of a working product) so I wouldn't hold your breath for it.
     
  3. GregMcFadden

    GregMcFadden Facilitator RCWC Staff

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    I was on their preorder info list. I was interested until the cost came out for the first round at some rediculous amount, then I lost interest. I hope they get it under a grand or it really limits my interest
     
  4. Kotori87

    Kotori87 Well-Known Member

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    Well never mind then. I had no idea they've been in pre-order for so long.
     
  5. Panzer

    Panzer Iron Dog Shipwerks and CiderHaus Admiral (Supporter)

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    just an update, Looks like it is now available:

    Handheld CNC Router
    Starting at $2499


    Includes
    Shaper Origin with Shaper SM-1 Spindle
    Tanos Systainer
    Two rolls of ShaperTape (150-ft each)
    Tool change accessories
    USB flash drive
    ¼-inch upcut spiral cutter
    ⅛-inch upcut spiral cutter
    60° engraving cutter
    Universal dust collection adapter


    Warranty and Support
    One-year warranty
    Highly responsive email support

    Shipping Options
    Orders placed today are expected to ship in the second half of January 2019.

    Can’t wait for your Origin? We have a limited supply available for immediate shipment.
    Add ‘Need-It-Now’ at checkout for an additional fee.
    :rolleyes:

    I think I am more interested in a 3D printer.