Carbide 3D Carbide 3D Nomad 3 CNC Machine - Bamboo

The Carbide 3D Nomad 3 is a powerful, compact desktop CNC machine that is easy to use and packed with a ton of great features.

  • Small footprint - fits any workspace
  • Cut and engrave a wide variety of materials - even metals!
  • Custom spindle and drive electronics
  • Automatic tool length measurement
  • Fully enclosed for safety and minimal clean-up
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The Carbide 3D Nomad 3 CNC Machine 

A Powerful, Compact CNC Machine for Any Workshop

The Nomad 3 CNC machine is a reliable and easy-to-use tool that's great for professionals, educators, small business owners, and anyone looking to elevate projects and products. 

Here are the key features of the Carbide 3D Nomad 3 CNC Machine: 

  • Cut and engrave a wide variety of materials 
  • Small footprint - fits any workspace 
  • Custom spindle and drive electronics 
  • Automatic tool length measurement
  • Fully enclosed for safety and minimal clean-up
  • All software included: Carbide Motion, Carbide Create, and MeshCAM compatible 

Cut & Engrave a Wide Variety of Materials

The Carbide 3D Nomad 3 CNC is capable of cutting a wide variety of materials, including, but not limited to:

  • All types of wood
  • Most plastics, including ABS, Acrylic, Polycarbonate, and more
  • Soft metals, including Aluminum, Brass and Copper
  • Rubbers
  • PCBs with SMT components
  • More! 
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Compact Nomad 3 Footprint

Compact Footprint for an Efficient Workspace

The Nomad 3 CNC machine is a fully-enclosed, compact CNC machine that will fit any workspace - you won't be limited no matter if you're in a classroom, home garage, or already bustling manufacturing floor. 

  • Cutting area: 8"(X) x 8"(Y) x 3"(Z)
  • Footprint: 17.5" (X), 19" (Y), 17" (Z)
  • Available in White and Gray HDPE or Bamboo paneling

Fully-Enclosed for Ultimate Safety

The Carbide 3D Nomad 3 CNC is fully enclosed, making it one of the safest desktop CNC machines available. 

  • Fully-enclosed for safety
  • Stays nice and tidy - minimal post-cut/engraving clean-up 
  • Transparent paneling for multiple viewpoints
Fully enclosed Nomad 3

Custom spindle

Custom Spindle and Drive Electronics

The Nomad 3 CNC machine's spindle design has contact bearings for greater rigidity, providing a cleaner cut.  

  • Spindle RPM: 9000 - 24000 RPM
  • Spindle motor: 130W Brushless DC Motor
  • Faster, better cutting and engraving than previous Nomad models

Automatic Tool Length Measurement

Measuring the tool length before cutting has never been easier with the Nomad 3 CNC machine's custom system: BitZero 2.0. 

  • Built-in automatic measuring program
  • Runs during every cut to ensure pin-point calibration
  • Accurate, repeatable cutes every time
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Nomad 3 CNC Machine

Why Buy a Nomad 3 CNC Machine?

There are several reasons why someone might want to buy a Carbide 3D Nomad 3 desktop CNC machine, including: 

  • Precision and accuracy
  • Versatility
  • Ease of Use
  • Compact Size
  • Customization

What Software is Needed for the Nomad 3 CNC Machine?

The Carbide 3D Nomad 3 CNC machine comes with everything you need to get started right out of the box, including Carbide Motion and Carbide Create.   

  • Carbide Motion: controls your Nomad 3, moment to moment
  • Carbide Create: design software to develop your project from the ground up
  • Compatible with MeshCAM, a universal CAD/CAM program
  • Available for both Windows and Mac
Carbide Create for the Nomad 3

What Comes with the Carbide3D Nomad 3D CNC Machine?


  • Nomad 3 CNC Machine
  • Power Cable
  • MDF Wasteboard
  • 1/8" ER-11 Collet and wrenches
  • 1/8" Ball endmill
  • 1/8" Flat endmill
  • Double-sided tape
  • BitZero V2


  • MeshCAM for Nomad, 3D CAM software
  • Carbide Create 2D CAD/CAM software
  • Carbide Motion machine control software
  • Carbide Copper for PCB machining

Carbide 3D Nomad 3 CNC Machine Technical Specifications

What are the Dimensions of the Nomad 3?

  • Build Volume/Cutting Area: 8"(X) x 8"(Y) x 3"(Z)
  • Footprint/Physical Dimensions:  17.5" (X), 19" (Y), 17" (Z)
  • Weight: 60 lbs

What are the Nomad 3's CNC machine properties?

  • Max X & Y Speed: 100" / min
  • Max Z Speed: 50" /min
  • Mechanical Resolution: 0.0005 in
  • Mechanical Repeatability: 0.0015 in
  • Mechanical Accuracy: 0.005 in/ft
  • Spindle Power: 70 watt
  • Spindle Speed: 9000 - 24000 RPM
  • Spindle Collet: ER-11
  • Max Cutter Diameter: 1/4 in
  • Power Supply: 240 watt
  • Input Voltage: 110V or 220V
  • Computer Interface: USB

Please note: Carbide 3D products are no longer eligible for the redemption or accrual of MatterHackers Rewards.  

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