Inventables started selling the Shapeoko CNC Mill in April 2012. The response from customers has been humbling. The Shapeoko CNC Mill is part of an open source hardware project by Edward Ford hosted at www.shapeoko.com.
In October of 2012 Inventables hired Edward. This is giving him more time to spend working on the project, advancing the Shapeoko, and also helping us add materials, components, and tools to our inventory. Our goal is to stock every material, component, and tool that you might need to build a product. That's a tall task but we believe if we accomplish it we will dramatically reduce the complexity of designing and building new products.
You'll hear more about this later in the year. We have some very interesting things going on behind the scenes.
Today we are launching something special for Shapeoko owners - the dual drive kit. The kit makes it easy to add a fourth motor on the Y axis of your Shapeoko so you can cut hardwoods and aluminum.
Below the bill of materials Edward has created some instructions and short videos that demonstrate the process of how to modify your machine. You can order the complete kit for $58.42. In addition to improving your ability to cut hardwoods and aluminum it will also increase the precision of the machine.
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