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

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

Prototype to Production: A Case Study

By Bill Young [Bill's Corner], January 4th, 2019

At ShopBot, we’re understandably passionate about making things with CNC machines and about the power of digital fabrication tools. We’re always looking for ways to help show what these amazing tools can do, and for items that are made with a ShopBot that showcase several of the processes that a ShopBot tool can handle. …

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January 4th, 2019 | Category: Design Thinking, Desktop MAX, Digital Fabrication, Handibot Smart Power Tool, Manufacturing, Product Prototyping, ShopBot | ( 35 ) | One 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

All Desktop CNCs Are Not Created Equal

By Ted Hall [Reporting from ShopBot], ShopBot Tools, October 16th, 2018

The CNC below is frequently compared to our ShopBot Desktop and ShopBot Desktop MAX tools. This tool is imported from China by several different resellers in North America. It is also available directly from China from the internet. Prices for the tool vary from $2,800 to $6,500, depending on the reseller. From published specs, …

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October 16th, 2018 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Desktop, Desktop MAX, ShopBot | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

Popular Pastime Reintroduced by ShopBot Tools at the Maker Faire Bay Area

By Jeanne Taylor, July 5th, 2018

The 13th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area, which took place May 18th-20th, once again did not disappoint. The weather was beautiful and there was an estimated attendance of 90,000! Packed with hands-on and how-to sessions, makers young and old were inspired and excited. New programming was added this year: Thursday After Dark at …

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July 5th, 2018 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Desktop MAX, Digital Fabrication, Events, Handibot Smart Power Tool, ShopBot | ( 15 ) | 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

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

CNC, Skateboards, and Sunshine: ShopBot at Maker Faire Bay Area

By Tim Babiasz, July 14th, 2017

This last May, ShopBot headed to San Mateo, CA for Maker Faire Bay Area, the West Coast’s premier gathering of makers, tinkerers, creators, and thinkers. While the event’s intensity and creativity was familiar to past Maker Faire events, there was also a distinctly Californian vibe to all of the proceedings, from the consistently beautiful …

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July 14th, 2017 | Category: Desktop MAX, Events, Handibot Smart Power Tool, ShopBot | ( 13 ) | Leave a comment

More than a tool!

By Devin Wilson, July 2nd, 2017

Our ShopBot CNC has proved to be more than just an educational tool. Once they learned about the capabilities of the tool, students got excited about making something special for those they care about. In the 6 months since we received our Desktop MAX, students have made a multitude of signs for various people and …

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July 2nd, 2017 | Category: Desktop MAX, Education, ShopBot, Signs, Teachers | ( 3 ) | Leave a comment

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