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ShopBot Tools rolls out larger desktop CNC

ShopBot Tools introduced a larger version of its desktop CNC machine, the DeskTop Max, featuring a 24” x 36” table.

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The DeskTop Max is suitable for production manufacturing, prototyping and carving in a variety of materials, including wood, MDF, plastics, foams and soft metals, according to the company.

Product manager Jeanne Taylor explains the machine is built similarly to the original Desktop model, except it’s larger with a few improvements, such as an option of different decks.

“It’s a different tool than the Desktop we’ve sold since 2013 which has an 18” x 24” cutting bed and is truly a desktop machine. The Desktop Max has a 24” x 36” bed, so it’s a really nice size for full-size furniture pieces, sign makers and also for luthiers. You can fit an entire guitar neck on the bed of the tool,” Taylor says.

The Desktop Max comes with an aluminum T-slot deck or surface for holding down materials. A universal vacuum deck is also available as an optional accessory.

“There are no fasteners required with the vacuum deck. This is something not commonly offered on smaller CNC machines,” Taylor adds.

“End users are also able to fully remove the bed. This opens the machine up entirely, allowing [users] to perform a variety of end-machining processes.”

The machine also features a dual-motor gantry design. It sells for $9,090.

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This article originally appeared in the March 2016 issue.

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