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
Rigidity is a key requirement to ensure accuracy when machining parts on your CNC machine, and this stand more than meets that requirement. Built from heavy, thick-walled square tubing, and held together with sturdy bolts, it resists vibration and deflection like no other. The included heavy-duty casters make it easy to roll across your shop, while adjustable leveling feet ensure stability and a level surface. It even includes a shelf to keep your controller safe and easily accessible. Heavy-duty casters for portabilityAdjustable feet provide stability and a level work surfaceShelf provides space for your controller
Cut3D is a dedicated toolpath engine for CNC machining 3D models that have been designed using a 3D CAD or Graphics design product such as AutoCAD, Rhino3D, 3D Studio etc. or scanned using a laser or touch probe device. Cut3D's exceptionally easy-to-use ''wizard'' interface leads you step-by-step through the process of loading a model, setting the size, interactively placing tabs to hold the job in place, calculating single-, double- or four-sided roughing and finishing toolpaths, previewing the results and finally saving the CNC code to run on your machine. It is a great solution for cutting 3D on your CNC if you do not require Aspire’s modeling and layout tools. Cut3D can also be used with Cut2D or VCarve Pro, to combine 3D with 2D or 2.5D toolpaths. 3D Models that are too large or thick to machine because of gantry height, cutter length or limited material thickness can be 'Sliced' into separate pieces. Each slice can then be machined and the complete job assembled. Cut3D includes powerful import filters that work with most of the industry standard mesh file formats. 3D CAD and Graphics Design software packages will typically include standard options for saving 3D models in at least one of the file formats supported by Cut3D. The commonly used design software products are: Rhino3D3D StudioAutoCADBobcadProEngineerSolid WorksSolidEdgeSilo The internet is a very useful source for 3D models with many web sites offering 3D clipart pieces. Many of these also offer Free models that can be used to test whether they work with Cut3D.
VCarve Pro provides a powerful but intuitive software solution for cutting parts on a CNC Router, including large parts in excess of 24'' x 24''. It includes tools for 2D design and calculation of 2D and 2.5D toolpaths, along with the ability to import and toolpath a single 3D model (STL, OBJ etc.). There is also support to import multiple Vectric Clip Art 3D models (V3M) to create 3D assemblies. Scroll down to see the additional features that VCarve Pro has over the VCarve Desktop version. The software can import 2D designs from other programs but also provides a full set of drawing and editing tools. The toolpath options cover all typical 2D routing operations such as Profiling, Pocketing, Auto-Inlays and Drilling as well as 2.5D strategies such as V-Carving, Prism carving, Fluting and even a decorative Texturing strategy. For 3D you can Rough and Finish the model and there are options to project 2D and 2.5D toolpaths onto the 3D surface. Each toolpath includes appropriate options to customize the settings and provide a high level of control for different types of operation. In addition, all toolpaths can be previewed to show just how the part will look when it is actually cut, this allows instant feedback to allow toolpaths to be further optimized. VCarve includes the functionality demanded for complex work while remaining incredibly easy to use and affordably priced. The software is used by cabinet makers, wood workers, sign makers, prop makers, plastic fabricators, hobbyists and in many other applications. NOTE: VCarve V8 software is also available in a "V8 Desktop'' version (57318, sold separately) that is oriented toward hobbyists with lighter-duty CNC machines and parts smaller than 24'' x 24''. Features of All VCarve V8 Packages: Complete set of 2D Design and Layout ToolsLayer control, Guide lines, Snap GridText Editing + Single Line Engraving FontsFile Import - DWG, DXF, EPS, AI, PDFImage File Import - BMP, JPG, TIF, GIFVectorize images to create vectors for machiningRobust V-CarvingRaised 3D Prism machiningAuto-Inlays with multiple options3D Random Texturing Toolpath2D Profiling with Interactive Tabs / Bridges, Lead and Ramp optionsPocketing with optimization for 2 cuttersDrilling with option for Peck DrillingBeveled LettersCustom Molding and Form CuttersMulti-color Toolpath Previews Features Unique to VCarve Pro Only: Work on parts larger than 24"x24" (600mm x 600mm)True Shape Nesting for material optimizationToolpath TemplatesMerge ToolpathsJob Setup SheetsGadget (scripting) supportRotary Axis (Wrapping)