A CNC Tool that Produces Profit for Cabinet Makers

By Jeanne Taylor, April 30th, 2018

CMA 20th Anniversary Conference March 1-2, 2018 Denver, CO

ShopBot recently attended the CMA’s 20th Anniversary Conference in Denver, CO. We participated by sponsoring a lunch highlighting our 20+ years supporting small and medium sized cabinet operations with affordable and innovative CNC tools. Many of ShopBot’s first customers were cabinet makers and it …

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April 30th, 2018 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Events, Manufacturing, PRSalpha, Reporting from ShopBot | ( 15 ) | 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

Andy Glass Knows How to Make a Good Impression

By Jennifer Nix, January 5th, 2018

Andy Glass hamming it up as he begins shooting a video in his shop.

To say Andy Glass keeps himself busy is an understatement. In addition to his YouTube channel Glass Impressions, he has a full-time day job, and does woodwork (of various kinds) in his “free” time. This is all while he …

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January 5th, 2018 | Category: Desktop MAX, Manufacturing, PRSalpha, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 6 ) | Leave a comment

Shelter 2.0 Gets a Boost from Vectric

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], December 22nd, 2017

Shelter 2.0, the Open Design transitional housing design created by Bill Young and Robert Bridges, has just made the “release” files available for a new 8’x8′ design that not only reduces the materials needed, but includes a lot of small changes to make them easier to assemble and less hardware-dependent. You may have seen early …

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December 22nd, 2017 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Manufacturing | ( 35 ) | Leave a comment

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

Robota Soars the Skies with ShopBot

By Jennifer Nix, October 18th, 2017

Robota’s Eclipse taking flight

While working for a military systems manufacturer, Antonio Liska developed a sensibility regarding unmanned aircraft (UAVs). He was of the mind that unmanned aerial systems could be utilized beyond military applications—functionality that extended into more commercial applications and where they could serve far more altruistic purposes.

When …

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October 18th, 2017 | Category: Desktop, Digital Fabrication, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Manufacturing, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 6 ) | Leave a comment

The Evolution of an Idea

By Jennifer Nix, September 15th, 2017

When ShopBot began preparing for this year’s World Maker Faire in New York, we determined that we wanted to showcase how ShopBot CNC tools integrate into a small scale manufacturing process. Then it was time to get the creative juices flowing. In this case, it was the highly caffeinated creativity of Bill Young. …

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September 15th, 2017 | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Manufacturing, ShopBot | ( 6 ) | Leave a comment

ShopBot Spotlight: The Stars Align for Syzygy Woodworks

By Tim Babiasz, August 1st, 2017

syz·y·gy [siz-i-jee]

noun

Astronomy: An alignment of three celestial objects, such as the sun, the earth, and either the moon or a planet.

Any pair of connected or corresponding things.

For most people, the word “syzygy” seems like something out of a foreign language dictionary. Primarily used in astronomy, the term refers to the lining up of multiple objects in space. However, it also can refer to any pair of connected or corresponding …

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August 1st, 2017 | Category: Design Thinking, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, PRSalpha, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 13 ) | One comment

Don Gilmore Explores New Avenues on His ShopBot

By Tim Babiasz, May 16th, 2017

Don Gilmore certainly has no problem keeping busy. He’s an engineer by day, but builds race cars, creates glass art sculptures, and even enjoys amateur paleontology in his spare time. While these disciplines couldn’t appear more different, Don has found a way to merge them all together. His team, Iron Dinosaur Racing, got its name from …

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May 16th, 2017 | Tags: , , | Category: Design Thinking, Product Prototyping, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 13 ) | Leave a comment

PRSalpha Keeps Manufacturing Lean for SaunaSpace

By Tim Babiasz, May 8th, 2017

The Pocket Sauna® is just one of many products that SaunaSpace is bringing into the average American home.

Brian Richards is the founder and CEO of SaunaSpace, a company that manufactures health-oriented sauna solutions designed to fit into any lifestyle and budget. Their saunas provide what Brian refers to as “an ancestral healing method for the modern home without …

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May 8th, 2017 | Tags: , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Large Scale, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, PRSalpha, ShopBot, ShopBot User Stories | ( 13 ) | Leave a comment

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