Oliver Machinery has introduced the 13” IntelliCarve, a bench-top CNC machine and a scaled-down version of the company’s 15" model that has been on the market for about a year.
The 13" version, model 1013, is about as simple as gets for using CNC technology, according to product manager Dan Shaw. It can produce 2-D and 3-D carvings from photographs or other images, and it doesn’t require complicated router tool-path design.
“It’s super-easy to use and requires minimal computer experience,” says Shaw. “A customer can take a digital photograph and load that to the I-Picture, the design software that comes with the machine. The software will create a file from the image. The file gets copied to a USB flash drive, which plugs into the IntelliCarve. The machine will run the file and carve the image.”
Model 1013 has a 13" x 18" x 3" aluminum worktable and also features a 150-watt DC brushless motor that requires no maintenance or brush changes, a LCD display digital controller and a collet adapter to accept 1/4" shank bits. The included I-Picture software can convert picture images in the form of .jpg, .bmp, .png and .gif files, as well as take G01 G-code files from other CAD files such as PhotoVcarve and VCarve Pro, according to Oliver.
Model 1013 retails for $2,100.
Model 1015 features a 15" x 20" x 4" aluminum worktable and 500-watt motor and sells for under $5,000.
Contact: Oliver Machinery, 6902 S. 194th St., Kent, WA 98032. Tel: 800-559-5065. www.olivermachinery.net
This article originally appeared in the February 2012 issue.