我们刚刚上传了一个新的碳化物运动，构建521，具有大的附加层！。 p> <！ - 更多 - >
活动 strong> - 有一个有源层和它必须可见并解锁。所有新对象都将放在活动层上。在图层窗口中，活动层将以粗体文本显示。 p> color strong> - 即使这些颜色会与其他颜色冲突，也可以分配任何颜色。应用程序，如橙色的选定项目。如果从默认的黑色更改，则打开向量将不再呈现为紫色，它们将使用为该图层定义的颜色。 p> 锁定 strong> - 锁定图层上的对象即使在刀具路径屏幕上也无法选择或修改。锁定对象上的捕获点仍然有效。 p> 可见/隐藏 strong> - 隐藏层上的对象无法选择或修改。 p> 其他信息： Build 521 is available on the beta page at //www.balawoffice.com/carbidecreate/beta/ but it should be moved to stable in a couple of days if all goes well.
color strong> - 即使这些颜色会与其他颜色冲突，也可以分配任何颜色。应用程序，如橙色的选定项目。如果从默认的黑色更改，则打开向量将不再呈现为紫色，它们将使用为该图层定义的颜色。 p> 锁定 strong> - 锁定图层上的对象即使在刀具路径屏幕上也无法选择或修改。锁定对象上的捕获点仍然有效。 p> 可见/隐藏 strong> - 隐藏层上的对象无法选择或修改。 p> 其他信息： Build 521 is available on the beta page at //www.balawoffice.com/carbidecreate/beta/ but it should be moved to stable in a couple of days if all goes well.
锁定 strong> - 锁定图层上的对象即使在刀具路径屏幕上也无法选择或修改。锁定对象上的捕获点仍然有效。 p> 可见/隐藏 strong> - 隐藏层上的对象无法选择或修改。 p> 其他信息： Build 521 is available on the beta page at //www.balawoffice.com/carbidecreate/beta/ but it should be moved to stable in a couple of days if all goes well.
我们刚刚将我们的第一批新的全形oko有库存，我们希望在今天和接下来的几周内分享爱游戏客户端官网下载计划。 p> <！ - 更多 - >
我们从批处理开始of XXL machines, since that’s our most popular size, but the XL version should be available in the next few days. The XXL machines will begin shipping today and tomorrow (depending on the time of purchase and the shipping cutoff for the day).
We put a decent number of machines in stock but we don’t know if they’ll sell out in a day or a week. Either way, we have plenty of inventory so we’ll have more available very quickly if we do sell out. The only thing we’re trying to manage with the limited inventory is the shipping window; we never want to have an unpredictable shipping queue again.
This is the fastest we could make the Shapeoko 4 available so we don’t even have a printed manual done yet. In the meantime, we’ll provide an assembly video from Winston to walk you through the assembly. If you’d like a copy of the manual once it’s done, we’d be happy to provide a PDF to you.
The Standard machine is waiting on a revision to the sheet metal that makes the assembly easier. We made a small mistake that would have required removing part of the hybrid table to get to other parts of the machine and we couldn’t let a new Shapeoko go out like that. Hopefully, we’ll be ready to ship the Standard machine at the beginning of June.
BitSetter for Shapeoko 4 is in production now and we expect to have that up for sale in the next couple of weeks.
We’re waiting on another rail delivery to arrive, which should happen in the next week, and then we’ll be ready to ship Shapeoko Pro machines again.
旧的teamok爱游戏客户端官网下载o pro帖子越来越久了，所以我们想添加一个新的帖子来更新ShopeOko Pro和ShopeOko 4上的每个人。 p> <！ - more - >
大图片，ShopeOko 4在ShopeOko爱游戏客户端官网下载 Pro上大部分升级，并将它们与ShopeOko 3结合在一起，或者可以更准确地，ShopeOko 4从ShopeOko Pro中删除轨道和Bitsetterto make a more affordable machine.
Either way you look at it, here’s what we changed going from Shapeoko 3 to Shapeoko 4:
The Hybrid Table is really the heart of the machine. It’s a stable and rigid foundation made up of a grid of custom extrusions that are precision-machined in-house on our growing fleet of machining centers. You can’t build the kind of machine that we want to make on a bad foundation. The Hybrid table is the best foundation we can make without going totally overboard on cost and shipping.
Need flexible workholding? The Hybrid Table has t-slots built-in and a dozen Teez-nutz are included. Add our Tiger Claw or Gator Tooth clamps and you can hold just about anything.
Want to surface your MDF to get a totally flat surface? The MDF sits proud of the aluminum structure so you’ve got clearance to take a skim cut.
Want to add threaded inserts or other features to the MDF? No problem, drill the MDF in-place or take it out and add them.
Need replacement MDF slats? They’re easy to cut by the dozen on a table-saw in a few minutes.
We all have our favorite part of the Shapeoko 4 but the Hybrid Table is my favorite part by far.
The other big function of the Hybrid Table is to fully support the Y extrusions front-to-back. Our custom extrusions already over-designed and would be fine even on a much bigger machine but the added support takes away any potential for flex and, more importantly, ties the entire structure together.
The Shapeoko v-wheels have been unchanged for a long time even though the Shapeoko 3 bears no resemblance to the original Shapeoko 1 or 2. It was time for a change based on all we’ve learned over the past years.
We took a look at the existing v-wheels to see what we could improve and came up with a number of changes to add strength and rigidity. Our testing has shown them to be roughly twice as rigid on the X axis as the previous design.
In addition to the better performance, they’re a little larger in diameter so they should also be much more durable.
(Anticipating a question: They’re a little larger in diameter so they won’t work on the Shapeoko 3)
The new Carbide Motion V3.0 PCB from the Pro will also be used for Shapeoko 4. It’s got better ESD/EMI protection, new connectors and a new wiring harness, making my least-favorite part of assembly much faster.
The Shapeoko 4 includes the new 65mm mount that we designed for the Shapeoko Pro. It’s thicker for a more rigid grip on the router and it just looks cooler.
An important thing to note is that it’s only a 65mm mount so it’ll fit our Carbide Compact Router, the Makita trim router or a 65mm VFD spindle but NOT a DeWalt trim router.
DeWalt seems to be dropping in popularity and they’re the only 69mm router so it makes sense for us to make a really good 65mm mount instead of a combo model. And on a side note, when we sold the DeWalt router, we had more failures with that model so it’s not one we recommend any more.
We’re using 15mm belts on the Shapeoko 4, the same ones on the Shapeoko Pro. Shapeoko 3 used 9mm so you can expect these new belts to be roughly 65% stiffer.
A major focus of the Pro was to make assembly and the out-of-box experience better. The feedback we’ve gotten on the Pro tells us that we made great progress. A few Pros shipped before the assembly video got posted and users were able to put it together with no instructions at all.
The Shapeoko 4 should go together almost like the Pro and the assembly process should be a big upgrade from the 3.
We have heard from Pro users that they don’t like the machine shipped in two boxes but that’s going to be unavoidable. Shapeoko 4 and Pro are big and heavy and UPS and Fedex won’t take them in a single box.
If we were able to ship in a single box, we’d hate to see what the box would look like when you got a Shapeoko 4 delivered.
According to Edward and Winston, and this is wholly and completely subjective, the Shapeoko 4 gets you to 80% of the Shapeoko Pro. It’s a much more capable machine than the Shapeoko 3 and it’s much more convenient machine because of the workholding from the Hybrid Table.
It’s capable of stalling the trim router so we think it’s a very well balanced machine.
Can I upgrade a Shapeoko 3 to a Shapeoko 4? Unfortunately no. If there are any shared parts between the machines, I can’t think of them. Like the Pro, it’s all-new.
Can I upgrade from a Shapeoko 4 to a Shapeoko Pro? Probably not. We’ve done the preliminary math and it’s a lot of cost. The cost is enough that the better scenario is to sell the Shapeoko 4 and get a Shapeoko Pro if you’re looking to upgrade.
Can I upgrade from a Shapeoko 4 to a larger Shapeoko 4? Probably not. An upgrade would require almost the entire machine to be replaced except for the Z axis and electronics so it’s not really a cost-effective way to go.
So, if you don’t own a Shapeoko yet, should you buy the 4 or the Pro? It really depends on how much the price difference matters to you. For the XXL, the price difference is around $500 and the Pro includes a $120 BitSetter.
Personally, I’d feel pretty good running either machine hard. If I was going to put it in my garage, I’d prefer the Shapeoko 4 because the v-wheels are lower maintenance (no oiling, not potential for rust, etc.). There’s not much to go wrong over time.
If I was going to run it all day, maybe I’d prefer the Pro.
You can’t go wrong with either machine.
First, this really is a very new product. Because we’re able to leverage a lot of the parts and process from Shapeoko Pro, we have been able to get this ready for production quicker than anything we’ve ever made before.
Second, most of our vendors have been extremely unreliable for the past 6 months and we’re at the point that we can’t count on anything that we haven’t taken delivery of. We now have everything we need to go into production that could have been a big risk so we’re announcing today.
All three sizes of Shapeoko 4 are in production and we’re planning to list them for sale on May 1st.
We’ll be doing weekly drops and only putting the quantity that we can ship in a week or two in stock. We’re hoping that we’ll never build a massive backlog with this plan like we did when we announced the Shapeoko Pro.
[下面的更新] strong>我们得到了很多电子邮件并呼叫TheeOko Pro的状态。爱游戏客户端官网下载If there are that many people reaching out, then we can only imagine that there are many more who want to know, but haven’t gotten in touch.
Here’s the latest information we have:
Beginning next week, we’ll be making XL parts in addition to filling XXL orders. Once the XXL backlog is filled, we’ll continue making everything else to ship XXL machines when we get the Y tubes in.
We expect to put both XL and XXL machines in stock in 3 weeks but will only be making the quantity we can ship in one week available, rather than the entire quantity we can make with materials on hand. This will let us provide a more predictable shipping date once you place an order, and keep the queue from getting out of hand if anything goes wrong. Once we get the queue to near-zero, which should theoretically be weekly, we’ll make additional stock available.
We hope to begin shipping both machines the day after we restock them, with no delays.
A frequent question for the past week has been, “Can I pay now to be on the list for a machine when they ship?” That would effectively be a preorder, and we’re avoiding preorders as much as possible going forward. We’re planing to manage our backlog very carefully, and preorders make that almost impossible for the kinds of products we sell.
That’s the best information we have right now and we’ll plan to post an additional update in a week or two when we get updates from our vendors.
We’re getting pretty close to Nov. 15, which is the date that we expected to ship both the new Nomad 3 and the Shapeoko Pro.
The good news is that Nomads started shipping out this week and the team is rapidly knocking out the backlog. Hopefully we’ll be able to reevaluate the 30-day lead time for new orders next week.
Now, about the Shapeoko Pro…
After we opened up orders we ended up making a couple of last minute changes to the machine to improve performance, hoping that we could get it done without adding any delays. The good news is that we got the changes made and they didn’t add any delay. The bad news is that the packaging was delayed so we’re still waiting for boxes to ship the machines in.
Right now, we’re expecting foam for the boxes to show up in Illinois late next week. We’ve been getting all of the machining done in the last few weeks so we have lots of machines ready to go out the door once we have something to put them in. If all goes well, we expect to ship Shapeoko Pros on Dec 4th.
That’s the best information we have right now but we’ll update this blog post if anything changes.
If all goes well, we’re only a couple of weeks from opening up ordering for the Nomad 3 so it’s time to share some specifics.
First, let’s talk about why we decided to make a new Nomad. Since starting the company seven years ago, we’ve depended on an outside machine shop for all of our 5 axis work, which amounted to three parts on the last Nomad. The shop we used was very capable but they never seemed to get ahead of our orders so we were perpetually fighting a backlog. It seemed like they were always on the verge of getting caught up so we stuck with them, until we got “that one delivery”.
We ended up with a batch of parts that were out of spec and when asked about it, we were curtly told that the parts were, in fact, within spec. That was the straw that broke the camel’s back and we bought a 5-axis machine later that week.
So we ended up with a new 5-axis machine, three new parts to make and the arrogance to say, “Well, if we’re going to make these parts anyway, why not fix up everything we’re been wanting to fix anyway?” It was a bigger project than we thought, and it happened to coincide with Covid so it took way more time than we expected, but it’s finally done and we can share the results.
Here are the highlights for the Nomad 3:
Almost every part of the machine has changed in some way so there’s no upgrade path from an older model, the Nomad 3 is all-new.
If all goes well we’ll be opening up ordering for the Nomad 3 on Oct 15th with shipping beginning shortly after that. We’ll probably have at least one more upgrade to share before shipping begins.
Pricing for the Nomad 3 is $2800.
We also have a new Shapeoko Pro.
Shapeoko Pro raises Shapeoko 3 to a new level of performance and usability. It’s not a replacement for Shapeoko 3 (which is not going away, in case you were wondering), Shapeoko Pro is an all-new addition to our lineup.
Here are a few specs:
Let’s go through each point in a little more detail to share the reasoning behind each change.
(Quick note: the pictures below are from our final engineering prototype so the final product will be cosmetically different.)
V-Wheels are a robust and reliable motion system and we don’t have any plans to do away with them generally but linear bearings, given an equal frame to mount them on, are more rigid. In our testing we’ve seen a meaningful increase in the cutting speeds we can get before chatter becomes a problem.
Shapeoko 3 uses 9mm belts, so bumping the width to 15mm means that the overall stiffness is increased by more than 60%.
Some people will question that choice of belts at all over a screw-driven system, but we remain big fans of belts.
One thing to note is that we’re going back to fiberglass belts instead of steel, which is something we’ve already done in the Shapeoko 3. The steel-core belts gave us a slight increase in stiffness but we saw a much higher failure rate when moving to steel. We suspect this was due to metal fatigue as the belt went around the pulley repeatedly.
Based on our testing, the new 15mm fiberglass belts will be much more stiff than the 9mm steel-core belts while being more durable.
This is a big deal for a couple of reasons, first for the added convenience and function, and the second reason is related to the fundamental structure of the machine.
We’re calling this new table our Hybrid Table because we’ve tried to combine the elements of the existing T-Slot table and the MDF wasteboard into a best-of-both-worlds system.
T-Slots are on 100mm centers, which gives you lots of clamping options for your projects.
MDF filler strips stand above the t-slots by 3mm, so you have plenty of material to face the MDF down a couple of times to get the table totally flat without hitting the aluminum t-slots.
Normally, a t-slot extrusion is a small c-shaped aluminum extrusion and the filler slats go in between. With the Hybrid Table, we flipped that around completely. Our new t-slot extrusion is split at the t-slot and fits underneath the MDF slats to both support the MDF and to connect to the structure underneath.
And that’s the big structural change we made. There are now tubes underneath the table (running right-to-left) that fully support the table and create a grid of aluminum extrusions that are fully bolted together. By the time you assemble everything, it’s very stable and very rigid.
Remember those horizontal tubes underneath the table? Those are also used to support the Y tubes along their length. Our Y tubes have never had a rigidity problem but this change fully ties the table into the motion structure for maximum rigidity and stability.
Between the X and Y tubes, the hybrid table extrusions, and the tubes under the table, there are a lot of parts that have to mate together. All of the extrusions are machined in-house to make sure we deliver a machine that fits together well.
At the risk of overstating the point above, we don’t use any 80/20-style t-slots or t-nuts for the machine structure, it’s all machined, drilled, and tapped.
BitSetter is our absolute favorite accessory and it’s something we’re very proud of. We created it with the original Nomad and then eventually moved to the Shapeoko. We’ve heard from many users who have one that it’s become an indispensable part of their workflow.
If we’re going to call a machine “Pro” it’s got to come with BitSetter.
We took this opportunity to simplify and improve the router mount. Our Carbide Compact Router, the Makita alternative, and the VFD spindles that some people use, are all 65mm so we’ve decided to make that the standard for the Shapeoko Pro. This new mount is taller and beefier than the mount on the Shapeoko 3 to increase rigidity.
We’ve had this on the bench for a while but it’s been tough to figure out when to roll it out into production because it’s not a drop-in replacement. We’re excited to finally have a way to get it out into the world in both the Nomad 3 and Shapeoko Pro. The 3.0 board is easier to install and has better EMI performance- it’s the best board we’ve made yet.
There’s very little sheet metal on this machine. All of the plates in the motion system are precision machined aluminum.
Shapeoko Pro comes with a lot more of the assembly done in our shop. We’ll be curious to hear how quickly average people put it together (that is, people who weren’t involved in making the machine) but our best estimate is that it’ll take about half the time to assemble as Shapeoko 3.
If all goes well, we’ll be taking orders on Oct 15, the same time as the Nomad 3, with shipping to begin a little after that. We’ve got a lot of parts in production so we’re hoping we’ve got a solid head start.
We’re trying to get the Shapeoko Pro announced and out into the world as quickly as possible so the first batch is going to be called “Early Adopter” because there won’t even be an assembly manual done in time for launch. Assembly will be detailed in a video by our own Winston Moy, with the printed manual to follow.
Only the XXL size will be available at launch with the XL and Standard sizes to follow after that. We want to make sure we get one size totally dialed in before trying to ship the full product line.
Shapeoko XXL will be priced at $2800 with free shipping within the US and Canada.
As much as we love Shapeoko 3 and the Nomad Pro, the Shapeoko Pro and Nomad 3 are exciting for us because they’re the result of seven years of experience and customer feedback, a five-person product development team, all challenging one other, and a significant production and prototyping capability. We never could have made this machine even a couple of years ago.
We can’t wait to see what you make with Nomad 3 and Shapeoko Pro.
这不会经常发生。We’ve made a new accessory for the Shapeoko and we’ve decided to discontinue it.
An option to automatically turn the router on and off has been a popular request, so we said, that’s a great idea, let’s design it, and the BitRunner was born.
But, one thing led to another and we overthought it and ended up over-engineering it. The BitRunner works well, but it’s not what we had initially envisioned. For those customers who want the ease of turning the router on and off via G-Code without having to reach for the router each time, this is for you.
We weren’t sure if we were gonna make it available, but then we thought, why not? Let’s put it out there for our customers! There is only one production batch of the BitRunner, so once it’s gone, there won’t be anymore. Don’t worry, if you buy one, we will support it. It’s just going to be a limited edition item.
Get your hands on this one of a kind product while stock lasts!
We’d like to announce something totally new for us, and really, new for the industry as a whole – our new 30-Day Mistakes Are On Us policy.
It can be a little scary to try something new; trust us, we’ve been there. For those of you completely unfamiliar with CNC, pulling the trigger on a CNC machine can be really daunting. The tech is new, the software is new, and investing money on something that is so unfamiliar can stop you from buying the machine that you’d really enjoy.
“What if I break my machine during assembly?”
“What if I enter the wrong feed rate?”
“What if I forget to set zero, or set it incorrectly, will I ruin my machine?”
We’re here to tell you, probably not. But we felt that saying that might not be enough. So, here’s what we can do to quell those fears:
Starting the day you get your machine, you will have 30 days where we cover any mishaps or damage to the machine due to operator error. Should anything happen, just reach out to us and we’ll help get it sorted. We’ve got you covered.
You should be excited to use your machine, not afraid.
The only things that will not be covered are:
As a reminder, connecting third party accessories (lasers, plasma cutters, etc.) still voids the warranty.
Other than that, use the machine without fear and start making chips! If you break anything, let us know and we’ll take care of it, on us.
Our lawyer wrote up the policy in more detail here. (He thinks we’re crazy for doing this)
今天我们很高兴宣布，我们与水星合作，为底特律人民筹集资金。We’ll be matching donations dollar for dollar today, up to $25,000.
Detroit has a lot of problems in the best of times and the unemployment rate due to COVID-19 has only made the problem worse. As a manufacturing company with a facility in the Midwest, we have a connection to Detroit, which should be America’s most prominent manufacturing city.
Times are tough all around and we’ve only been able top keep all of employees at full pay (even if some need to stay at home right now) because we’ve got such a loyal group of customers. Donating to this cause is something we can do to help others that aren’t as fortunate.
If you have the means, please join us with a donation at https://mercuryone.org/donate-covid-19-detroit-carbide-match/ . 100% of your contribution will go directly to people in Detroit affected by COVID, no administration fees will be held back by Mercury One.