The AutoRoute series of CNC machines from Axiom offers advanced features usually found only on machines in industrial environments, but at consumer-friendly prices. The AutoRoute 8 Pro is the largest Pro model. With XYZ travel of 24'' x 48'' x 6'', and a powerful 3HP electro-spindle, it is a large signmaker's delight. A computer need not be attached to the CNC to operate it. Instead, simply transfer your file to the included handheld controller via USB. The RichAuto A11 controller is an easy-to-use, robust controller with nearly a decade of proven results in demanding applications. It is more stable than a PC, and no updates are required. Every Axiom AutoRoute CNC machine also offers precision ball screws, prismatic guides, robust, rigid steel frames, and interlocking aluminum tables. In addition, the integrated MDF spoil boards promise exacting precision, as they can be milled flat for true perpendicularity with the spindle. Whether you're looking to upgrade your entry-level CNC, or you just want to start out with a machine that promises top-quality results and ease of use, you're sure to be pleased with the AutoRoute series from Axiom. Includes powerful 3HP (2.2 KW) Electro Spindle with 1/4'' and 1/2'' ER20 colletsIntegrated Liquid Cooling System for maximum life even under the most demanding conditions0-24,000 RPM variable speed control lets you adapt the router speed to the applicationFeatures precision ball screws, plus prismatic guides on all axesWelded structural steel frame for less vibration and greater accuracyInterlocking aluminum table accepts T-track accessoriesCast gantry supports for maximum rigidityIntegrated MDF spoil board can be machined flat for precise perpendicularity with spindle200 IPM maximum feed rate (3.3'' per second)6.5'' gantry clearance and 6'' of Z-axis travel for compatibility with tall workpiecesAutomatic Tool Touch-Off Puck makes it easy to zero out the Z-axisIncludes Axiom industrial CNC controller with handheld control unit Software and Stand are not included with the machines. Two software packages are available: VCarve Pro 8.0 (Item #58150) Photo VCarve (Item #54822
The CNC Shark HD3 includes the NEW Virtual Zero software. This new and improved software ''maps'' the surface of your table or workpiece and uses the map as a dynamic reference point. This eliminates problems caused by warped or bowed workpieces and small inconsistencies in the table. It also allows you to carve and machine stock that is intentionally convex to begin with. A new electronics package expands the capabilities of the CNC Shark and allows attachments like a pendant control system.The CNC Shark HD3 also features a new gantry reinforced with plate aluminum and a sturdy interlocking table that is much heavier than prior models for more accuracy and less flex. It has anti-backlash, wear-compensated leadscrews on all axes and is built to handle larger routers such as the Porter Cable 890 series, Bosch 1617 series or large water-cooled spindles. To accommodate the greater torque levels, it features adjustable bearings to give more stability during heavy cutting. Perfect for carving and machining a large variety of projects made from wood, soft metals or plastics. Simply supply a PC computer with USB 2.0 port and any of the routers listed below, connect the USB cable to the controller box and load the software.Includes VCarve 8 Desktop, Vector Art 3D Sampler Pack and CNC Shark control software with Virtual Zero technology.Fully compatible with the following routers (sold separately): Bosch 1617 and 1618 Porter Cable 890 Series Porter Cable 690 Series (6902VS must be manually started) DeWalt 610, 616, 618FREE CNC Project Plans from Woodworker's Journal: Butler's Tray Weather Station Cribbage Board Workshop Jig Modern Table Outlet Cover Luggage Tags Chinese Checkerboard Puzzle TrayVisit the CNC Shark Forum CNCSharkTalk.com, a website presented by Rockler where CNC Shark users can chat together, share files, watch how-to videos, ask questions, learn from each other and even show off CNC Shark projects.
Create signs and table tops with decorative edging in far less time with this unique router bit mounted in your CNC machine. The innovative dual-purpose bit simultaneously cuts your parts to size and applies an edge profile, meaning there's no need to change bits, or to remove the parts to machine them again on a traditional router table. No bearing guide means longer lifespan, and no marks on the edge of your work piece from gummed up bearings. Note: For best results and longer tool life we recommend slowing the feed rate and making several passes.
PhotoVCarve allows CNC machines to carve and engrave photographic images in a way that used to only be possible with expensive laser marking systems. The software converts photographs and images into high-quality toolpaths for virtually all CNC machines, using lines and grooves that vary in width and depth to represent the detail in an image. PhotoVCarve is also perfect for machining 3D Lithophanes directly from photographs for lasting gifts, keepsakes and mementos. Whether you're a hobbyist or a professional engraver, you'll enjoy the simplicity, utility and quick results of PhotoVCarve. V-Groove Machining: Uses grooves of varying width and depth to represent detail. Automatically calculates toolpaths based on cutter selected and maximum depth of groove. Quality of finished result is dependant upon a high level of contrast between material surface and machined grooves.3D Lithophane Machining: Lithophanes are 3D photographs that when viewed in normal lighting look rather flat, but when back lit transform into stunning 3D pictures with depth and detail that cannot be seen in a 2D photograph.3D Grayscale Machining: PhotoVCarve automatically converts a grayscale image into a 3D height map that can then be carved.