At ShopBot Tools, we dedicate our energy and resources to offering the best, most affordable, and configurable solutions for our CNC tools. Design and engineering choices are based on thorough reasoning and always with our customer’s needs in mind. Unlike companies that have begun importing and reselling CNC tools over the past several years; we engineer, build, and support the tools we sell here in Durham, NC, USA. We also develop and produce our own control systems and CNC software. And we use our CNC tools in our own manufacturing, every day.
ShopBot’s CNC tools are used to machine, cut, mill, and carve into a variety of materials including wood, MDF, plastics, foam, and aluminum. We provide a wide range of tool sizes and support the success of each user with a range of services, including technical support, an active online forum, and production support services.
For power and precision in a small footprint, consider our desktop line of tools. If you’re looking for portability, the Handibot® Smart Power Tool functions as a CNC machining center that can be run anywhere; all you need is WiFi and household current. The popular and affordable ShopBot Desktop (with a work bed of 24” x 18”) and Desktop MAX (with a work bed of 36" x 24") are available with two versatile deck options. Both are built to perform like big tools, built to be rugged, and built to last. Our newest tool, the Desktop MAX ATC, combines the industrial precision of the Desktop MAX with the efficiency of an Automatic Tool Changer (ATC)—which can reduce your production time by quickly and robotically changing cutters between tool paths.
Our full-size shop tools, such as the PRSalpha 96 x 48 (and larger), are at work everywhere from small businesses to large factory settings. They are easily configured and can be reconfigured to meet your evolving production needs. And with the addition of an Automatic Tool Changer, ShopBot’s PRSalpha tools become the production powerhouse of your shop! An ATC reduces production time by automatically changing cutters between tool paths, thus eliminating the need for the CNC operator to change and zero tools individually. The ATC allows the PRSalpha to do the full job, even when different tooling is required to make different types of cuts – like cabinets and furniture – or where different bits are needed for roughing and finishing passes – like complex 3D carvings. A machine equipped with an ATC can perform operations normally done on other pieces of equipment, eliminating the need for additional machines in the shop.
Making CNC technology and tools accessible to everyone has been a commitment from ShopBot Tools since first starting in 1996. ShopBot continues to believe that even the ‘little guy’ should be able to successfully employ the capabilities of CNC—making small- to medium-size shops competitive in today’s market.