VCarve Desktop provides a powerful, intuitive CNC software solution that is oriented toward users machining parts smaller than 24'' x 24'', or hobbyists with lighter-duty machines. The software 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. 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 Pro'' version (58150, sold separately), which is oriented more toward professionals or woodworkers who machine parts larger than 24'' x 24''. Features of VCarve V8 Desktop: 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
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
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.
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.