The X-Carve is available in two sizes; 500mm and 1000mm so no matter how much space you have for the machine and what kind of projects you need to accomplish with it, there is an X-Carve to suit your needs. While router bits can create beautiful designs, standard tables only allow for one flat edge to be created at a time. The X-controller that powers the X-Carve takes your designs and brings them to life in three axis.
The X-Carve's powerful DeWalt 611 spindle accepts 1/4" and 1/8" router bits, opening up many material carving possibilities including wood, plastic and soft metals.
Material options include:
The X-Carve is more than the ability to just cut out shapes, because the machine has a 65mm vertical work area you can design parts with geometry in three dimensions and create complex parts with vertical features as well. A standard table-mounted router can only carve the shape of the installed bit - at that depth - but the X-Carve can take a standard cutting bit and use it's vertical movement to create surface features well beyond what a standard router can do.
This is a Starter Set of 1/8in shaft bits:
At MatterHackers we have been working with the X-Carve for some time and now offer to you the ideal configuration to get started right away. If you're not sure exactly what you need to be successful with a CNC Router, this setup is the perfect starting point.
At MatterHackers we pride ourselves on offering friendly service, advice, and support. Our prices are always the lowest in the industry when you factor in our free shipping for every item on the MatterHackers site (including 3D printers). Most of all, our staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They have been 3D printing for several years now and are happy to answer your 3D printing questions. Have a question about the amazing capabilities of your new X-Carve? No problem. Feel free to give us a call.