Truck Floor de Lis

By ShopBot, October 17th, 2019

Blog post written by Walter Dill

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First, a little backstory about Walter Dill and Monica Uhl, aka DillUhlsional: Soon after our relationship began 7 years ago, Monica realized that together we are DillUhlsional, which is appropriate since we have hugely grandiose plans! 5 years ago, with significant support and editing from Monica and a …

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October 17th, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , | Category: Desktop, Digital Fabrication, Fabrication Techniques, ShopBot | ( 31 ) | Leave a comment

Making Music at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville

By ShopBot, August 8th, 2019

Reported by Chris Burns

The National Association of Music Merchandisers holds two conferences every year. The Summer NAMM show in Nashville, TN is filled with people from all different areas of music including musicians, audio technology experts, and instrument makers, just to name a few. Some of the businesses exhibiting build hundreds of instruments every …

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August 8th, 2019 | Tags: , , | Category: Desktop, Desktop MAX, Desktop MAX ATC, Digital Fabrication, Events, Fabrication Techniques, Manufacturing, ShopBot | ( 31 ) | Leave a comment

Tuning Up the PRS Gantry

By ShopBot, February 12th, 2019

Special Notice from ShopBot Technical Support (2019)

CAUTION – Before continuing with any of the recommended information below, the following maintenance information should be checked and double checked first, and our Technical Support team contacted before any adjustments are made to the gantry gussets or beam. The gantry is assembled in house using specialized …

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February 12th, 2019 | Category: Uncategorized | ( 31 ) | Comments are closed

48 contestants. 48 hours. One winning idea.

By ShopBot, September 4th, 2018

Make48 Film Crew at Work

As a product design student walking into an event where teams are tasked with designing a product, I didn’t quite know what to expect. Every day at school we brainstorm ideas, sketch them out, prototype them over and over, and then at the end of the project, market and …

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September 4th, 2018 | Tags: | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Education, Events, Makerspaces, Product Prototyping, ShopBot | ( 31 ) | Leave a comment

Former ShopBot COO Takes CNC to the Woodworking World

By ShopBot, June 3rd, 2018

Interview from 2014 IWF in Atlanta, GA

ShopBot’s former operations manager, ‘head camp counselor,’ and the penultimate editor of American Woodworker, Randy Johnson, is out championing CNC to woodworkers across the country. As an enthusiast of traditional woodworking, Johnson caught the CNC bug and has become an inspiring proponent of digital fabrication, CNC, and …

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June 3rd, 2018 | Tags: , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Getting Started in CNC, Projects, ShopBot | ( 31 ) | Leave a comment

ShopBot Offers Free Training for Imported CNC Routers

By ShopBot, May 17th, 2018

Images from a recent webinar on flattening and carving a log slab.

ShopBot Tools is opening its highly-regarded webinar training to owners and operators of imported CNC routers. Whether you bought an imported tool on eBay, or purchased from a US importer of Chinese tools such as Laguna, ShopBot invites you to join us …

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May 17th, 2018 | Tags: , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Fabrication Techniques, Getting Started in CNC, Projects, Reporting from ShopBot, ShopBot | ( 31 ) | Leave a comment

Robotics Week: The New, Small Manufacturing is About Production Robotics

By ShopBot, April 10th, 2018

Ted Hall, ShopBot CEO, recently posted an article on small manufacturing on Medium. He explains why the new robotics is less about replacing people and more about making successful use of production robotics to enable small producers to be more realistically competitive:

Over the last several months, I have spoken to …

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April 10th, 2018 | Tags: , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Manufacturing | ( 31 ) | Leave a comment

High School Students from Dripping Springs, TX Use ShopBot Tools to Rout the Competition

By ShopBot, December 28th, 2017

Jad Jadeja and the students from the Innovative Airflow Technologies and Turbo Tigers teams.

Dripping Springs might not be the biggest city in Texas, but big things are happening at its only high school. As a school that is totally committed to providing students with challenging learning opportunities in science, technology, and math, the …

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December 28th, 2017 | Category: Buddy, Desktop, Digital Fabrication, Education, Fab Labs, High School, ShopBot, Uncategorized | ( 31 ) | Comments are closed

Make48 to Air Season Two this Spring!

By ShopBot, December 14th, 2017

Make48 at the Kansas City Art Institute

The new TV show, Make48 is kind of a combination hybrid of Iron Chef and Shark Tank. You start off with an unveiled topic and some resources and then set the clock ticking. Twelve teams now have 48 hours to: come up with an idea that …

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December 14th, 2017 | Category: Design Thinking, Desktop MAX, Digital Fabrication, Events, Fabrication Techniques, Makerspaces, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, ShopBot | ( 31 ) | One comment

Handibot at the Pilchuck Glass School

By ShopBot, October 9th, 2017

Iceberg glass vase in progress – on pipe after being rolled onto textured plate.

In August 2017, Brian Gillespie and Tara Broyhill were artists in residence at the Pilchuck Glass School. During session 6, “Exploration”, they explored how generative design and digital fabrication can inform the form and texture of glass in new ways. It …

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October 9th, 2017 | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Education, Handibot Smart Power Tool | ( 31 ) | Leave a comment

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