Shapeoko announced that customers can pre-order its open source desktop CNC mill kits (Shapeoko 2) for milling plastics, woods, and metals.
According to the company, Shapeoko 2 is a low cost, open source CNC milling machine kit that can be built over a weekend. Assembly is required before it can be used.
Updated features include a larger work area; dual motors on the Y axis; an open front and back for larger materials; an improved belt design to keep dust out of the teeth; and a dual Maker Slide on the X gantry that improves stiffness. It also includes a completely redesigned Z axis that makes changing bits easier and improves stiffness, the company says.
The Mechanical kit is designed for experts that are interested in adding their own electronics and the corresponding pulleys, belts, and M3 hardware. This kit can also be used as a starting point for making serious modifications.
The full kit includes the mechanical components, motors, controller, power supply, wiring, pulleys, belts, stepper cable, tools for assembly, and a spindle.
For more information, visit Shapeoko.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.