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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Carbide 3D Nomad 3 CNC Machine

A Powerful, Compact CNC for Any Workshop

Unlock quality machining with the Nomad 3 CNC—a compact powerhouse for engineers, educators, and hobbyists. It's a fully integrated, small-footprint CNC solution that's user-friendly, quieter than your typical milling machine, and comes with complete software. Transform your desktop into a versatile workshop, effortlessly cutting diverse materials with top-quality reliability.

Key Features of the Carbide 3D Nomad 3 CNC Machine:

  • Cut and engrave a wide variety of materials
  • Small footprint - fits any workspace
  • Custom quiet 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

Machine a Wide Range 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 (ABS, Acrylic, Delrin, HDPE, Polycarbonate, PEEK, PVC)
  • Soft metals (Aluminum, Brass and Copper)
  • PCBs with SMT components
  • Wax, Rubbers, and more! 
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Compact Nomad 3 Footprint

Compact Footprint for an Efficient Workspace

Carbide 3D's Nomad 3 is a fully enclosed, compact CNC machine that fits right at home on many common bench tops in any workspace. Machine real, quality parts anywhere from the 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)
  • Occupies about as much space as an inkjet or desktop 3D printer

Self-Contined for Ultimate Safety

Enclosed from top to bottom with your choice of either HDPE or Bamboo side panels, the Carbide 3D Nomad 3 is one of the safest entry-friendly desktop CNC machines available. 

  • Fully-enclosed for safety
  • Contains dust and noise
  • Minimal post-cut/engraving clean-up 
  • Bamboo or HDPE (Gray / White) Panels
    • Transparent windows for multiple viewpoints
    • Attached to a robust precision machined aluminum frame
Fully enclosed Nomad 3

Custom spindle

Custom Spindle and Drive Electronics

Engineered specifically for desktop machining, the Nomad 3's unique spindle design, combined with custom electronics and firmware, delivers smooth, reliable results that speak for itself.  

  • Spindle RPM: 9000 - 24000 RPM
  • Spindle motor: 130W Brushless DC Motor
  • Faster, better cutting and engraving than previous Nomad iterations
  • The most durable and quiet spindle you'll find on a desktop machine

Automatic Tool Length Measurement

Measuring the tool length before cutting is easy 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 cuts every time
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Nomad 3 CNC Machine

Why Buy a Nomad 3?

Customers who've purchased a Carbide 3D Nomad 3 CNC machine have done so for its...

  • Ease of Use and Reliability
  • Compact Size
  • Precision and Accuracy
  • Application Versatility
  • Plug & Go Out of the Box
  • Customization

What Software is Needed for the Nomad 3 CNC?

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's Included with the Carbide 3D 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

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