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Our Black Friday Sale is Live!

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It's our biggest sale of the year! Now through November 28, 2022, save big on the X-Carve Pro, X-Carve, bits, materials, and more. Check out the deals below. Happy shopping! $1,000 Savings with Your X-Carve Pro Purchase Save $500 on the X-Carve Pro and receive a free Fein Vacuum, Dust Deputy, and Adapter ($550 value) with your purchase! Click here to save big on the X-Carve Pro. Save $300 on the X-Carve (and Get Free Shipping) Check out our deal on the X-Carve. Up to 25% off X-Carve Upgrades, Bits, and Materials Click here to shop upgrades, bits, and materials. Receive a $100 Gift Card with an Annual or 3-Year Easel Pro Subscription Click here to learn more about Easel Pro.

We’ve Launched 3D in Easel Pro!

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  You asked, and we delivered! 3D has been one of the most requested features for Easel, and the Inventables team is excited to announce that it has officially launched! 3 D carving is now available with each Easel Pro subscription - for no additional cost.  What You Can Do with 3D in Easel Pro Take the guesswork out of 3D carving. We’ve made 3D easier than ever with Easel Pro. Import an STL file with the click of a button, watch as Easel auto-generates CNC toolpaths, and let your machine get to work. Earn more money. Easily produce high-quality, unique 3D carves with a higher perceived value. Diversify your product offerings. Our 3D functionality allows you to upload just about any 3D model. From topographical maps to 3D flags, easily bring your ideas to life. Need More Information? Still have questions? Check out our 3D Support Articles to learn more. Not sure where to find STL files? Check out our blog post for a full list of sources.

8 Best Sites to Download STL Files (For 3D Carving)

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Easel Pro now has 3D! So now what? Let’s walk through:  What STL is Where to find 3D STL files How to know which STL files are the best for carving 3D in Easel Pro What is an STL File? Easel Pro allows you to import 2D images like JPG, DXF, or SVG file formats for carving 2.5D projects like flat signs with V-Bit engravings. Now, you can also import 3D STL files for carving 3D reliefs with a file size upto 100 MB. STL is a 3D file format native to CAD software created by 3D Systems. It can be used for cutting that changes height to achieve details at different depths or with CNC machines that can move in all three axes at the same time (like X-Carve and X-Carve Pro). The format is commonly available, which is why we chose it for 3D in Easel Pro. There are many STL files which are used for 3D Printing, and these have a full 3D shape. These kinds of files will work, but with limited success in CNC router applications. You can also use other software tools to convert other 3D model file fo

Easel CNC Software Updates

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There is a lot to love in Inventables Easel CNC Software . Over the years, we’ve listened to the Inventables CNC community to learn how they use their machines and what features they look for in the CNC software. Brandon takes us through some of the updates made to Easel for 2021 & 2022. Here are some highlights with the video following. Some features are available on the free version while others appear for Easel Pro users. Software support for more CNC Machines We know that the community of CNC carvers uses many different CNC machines. To provide these users with the best carving experience, we’ve expanded our catalog of supported CNC Machines. To add the 3018 machines, you can set up your machine specifications in Easel. We’ve also added many popular machines to the machine selection drop-down. Here are some of the more popular CNC machines that are supported by our Easel CNC Software. Generic 3018 Machines Bob's CNC Croncraft Longmill Maslow MillRight MySweety Onefinity Ope

A New, Upgraded X-Carve is Coming!

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  We’re launching the next generation X-Carve on 11/2. Sign up for our live event to learn more. In June we launched belt, motor, and Z-axis upgrades for the current X-Carve and had an overwhelmingly positive response. Customers shared that these improvements helped them grow their side-hustle or full-time business faster and more profitably. Based on this feedback, we’ve decided to integrate these upgrades (plus a few new ones) into our standard X-Carve kits. We will launch the new, upgraded X-Carve on 11/2. We’ll stream the product launch during our live event. SIGN-UP FOR OUR LIVE EVENT Thanks, The Inventables Team

3 Best Accounting Software for Your Business

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Making the leap into small business ownership is an exciting process for any entrepreneur. However, it can be easy to get a bit overwhelmed at first, especially when it comes to the nitty gritty business stuff like taxes and accounting. In our article on accounting for online shops , we gave a basic overview of bookkeeping practices for eCommerce businesses and in it, we mentioned the importance of good accounting software. So in this article, we’ll follow up with a list of the best accounting software available to help you launch your CNC machining business! Accounting Software Basics Accounting software has wide-ranging benefits for small businesses, irrespective of the industry in which they operate. With the right software, entrepreneurs find it easier to track accounts payable and receivable. Likewise, they can streamline tax reporting to ensure error-free filing. Many vendors offer out-of-the-box software that eliminates the need to hire an accountant. Instead, you can handle the