Success! ShopBot’s First Open House

By Jennifer Nix, September 10th, 2019

On Saturday, August 24th, ShopBot Tools held their first Open House in Durham, NC. The event was free and open to the public, but because it was our first time holding one we weren’t sure what to expect. Little did we know, we would have over 200 people come see us during the 4-hour …

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September 10th, 2019 | Tags: , , , | Category: 5-Axis, Buddy, Desktop, Desktop MAX, Desktop MAX ATC, Education, Events, Manufacturing, PRSalpha, PRSstandard, Reporting from ShopBot, ShopBot, Standalone Indexer | ( 6 ) | Leave a comment

Why We Build Our CNC Tools the Way We Build ‘em

By Ted Hall [Reporting from ShopBot], ShopBot Tools, December 7th, 2018

At ShopBot, we have been designing and building affordable CNC tools for almost 25 years. ShopBots were the first affordable CNC routers for small manufacturing. Our design choices have been based on our experience manufacturing and using low-cost robotic equipment that is optimized for small and medium production operations. Our leadership and innovation in mechanical …

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December 7th, 2018 | Category: Buddy, Desktop, Desktop MAX, Manufacturing, PRSalpha, PRSstandard, Reporting from ShopBot, ShopBot | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

Why We Build Our Tools Ourselves

By Ted Hall [Reporting from ShopBot], ShopBot Tools, July 6th, 2018

You may know that ShopBot Tools sells CNC tools, serving small-to-medium sized manufacturing companies. What you may not know is that we build our digital fabrication tools ourselves – using digital fabrication. We design and build our own tools, the electronic controls for the tools, as well as the software that runs the tools, which …

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July 6th, 2018 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Manufacturing, Reporting from ShopBot, ShopBot | ( 34 ) | 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

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

Manufacturing Heroes: Do We Need a New Type?

By Ted Hall [Reporting from ShopBot], ShopBot Tools, October 31st, 2016
manufacturing in small shops

If we really want to return manufacturing to our communities, we are going to need to support a new kind of manufacturing hero …

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October 31st, 2016 | Tags: , , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Manufacturing, Reporting from ShopBot | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

Notes from Fab12 in Shenzhen, China

By Sallye Coyle, September 8th, 2016

Friends from 5 Continents sharing one last evening at SZOIL after Fab 12 in Shenzhen.

The Location: This year’s gathering of the International FabLab network took place in early August in Shenzhen, China. About an hour from Hong Kong, Shenzhen is a new city, grown up in the last 25 – 30 years from …

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September 8th, 2016 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Events, Fab Labs, Fabrication Techniques, Makerspaces, Reporting from ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

Report on the Digital Fabrication in Education Training, July 14 – 16, 2016

By Sallye Coyle, August 2nd, 2016

In mid-July, 14 people with an interest in education came to ShopBot for 2 ½ days of training. Unlike most regular trainings offered at ShopBot, we also had two other types of digital fabrication tools that are commonly found in FabLabs and MakerSpaces: an Epilog 60W minihelix laser and a Dremel 3D printer (a HUGE …

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August 2nd, 2016 | Category: Digital Fabrication, Education, Events, Fabrication Techniques, Reporting from ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

ShopBot participates in conference on Cultivating an Entrepreneural Culture

By Jeanne Taylor, October 28th, 2015

What happens when the NACCE (National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship) has their annual conference? Inspired conversation.

Sallye Coyle, Educational Outreach Coordinator for ShopBot Tools, and I held a round table at the NACCE event. Attendees learned about the 100kGarages online network for bringing makers, designers, and fabbers together. …

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October 28th, 2015 | Category: Career and Technical, Education, Events, Reporting from ShopBot, Teachers, Uncategorized | ( 15 ) | Leave a comment

Another Try at Digital Fab Art

By Ted Hall [Reporting from ShopBot], ShopBot Tools, October 2nd, 2015

Ted Hall (ShopBot CEO) had a chance to continue his art project that combines CNC carving with an interest in images of shoreline and sky as seen from from the water. It’s been several years since Ted’s last foray into painted carvings of seascapes and time was short, but an opportunity to spend 2 weeks …

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October 2nd, 2015 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Digital Fabrication, Fabrication Techniques, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Projects, Reporting from ShopBot, Signs | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

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