Premature order

Talk about all things CNC
Schruminator
Posts: 259
Joined: Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:04 pm
Location: Littleton, CO
Contact:

Re: Premature order

Post by Schruminator » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:14 pm

Also, I wonder about a couple of things with that enclosure:
1) Dust control
2) Cutting aluminum or other materials that require a lubricant. Can you open the enclosure while it is running and how does the base cope with being coated in WD-40 going everywhere?
1.8m x 1.0m SO2 #3638 / Vectric Aspire / ACME Z-axis / View my photography at http://www.mschrum.com

WillAdams
Posts: 8608
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:11 pm
Location: Pennsylvania --- south of the Turnpike, East of US-15
Contact:

Re: Premature order

Post by WillAdams » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:23 pm

Interesting.

Inventables has sold similar machines in the past, but this is a slightly higher price point (maybe not adjusted for inflation).

It'll be interesting to see how it plays out --- there are a couple of machines pursuing this fully-enclosed desktop market.

There hasn't been much discussion of Easel here --- I've tried, but not been able to find time to follow the Google group on it....
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/ Carbide Compact Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Carbide 3D precision collets

edwardrford
Posts: 1250
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:40 pm
Location: Dixon, IL
Contact:

Re: Premature order

Post by edwardrford » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:31 pm

So.... the link is up now and IC was correct: It is an enclosed CNC machine.

Just wanted to throw out the (probably understood) fact that Shapeoko doesn't have anything to do with that machine. Looks like Zach tried to do a decent job of explaining the seperation in the article over at MAKE. But I just wanted to make it perfectly clear.

Good luck to them.

-Edward
Shapeoko 1 #0 - a couple of upgrades.
Shapeoko 2 #0 - a couple of upgrades.
Shapeoko 3 #2 - Stock

Auarhau
Posts: 243
Joined: Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:46 pm

Re: Premature order

Post by Auarhau » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:38 pm

You could get a pretty serious cnc router for the price of that little carvey thingy. Not for me:=)
ShapeOko 2. Nema 17 74 oz·in. GAUPS shield on Arduino Uno. DRV8825 Drivers x4 . Kress 1050 FME-1. Z Acme Screw. Threaded inserts table.

Schruminator
Posts: 259
Joined: Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:04 pm
Location: Littleton, CO
Contact:

Re: Premature order

Post by Schruminator » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:48 pm

Holy cow, I didn't even look at the price. I think I have less money than that in my SO2 with a DW611 and expanded out to 1.0m x 1.8m.

On the same note, having a platform that is absolutely uniform across the board (same steppers, same spindle, etc--so you don't have to think about your feeds and speeds, etc) will be worth the premium to some people.
1.8m x 1.0m SO2 #3638 / Vectric Aspire / ACME Z-axis / View my photography at http://www.mschrum.com

Tom Smith
Posts: 297
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:55 pm
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia

Re: Premature order

Post by Tom Smith » Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:36 pm

WillAdams wrote:However, we've gotten some interesting ideas out of guessing games, so here's some fodder:

Inventables announcement is of a 3D printer kit along the lines of an Ordbot
Nope, looks like another CNC mill, not ShapeOko related...

http://makezine.com/2014/10/21/first-lo ... es-carvey/
_______________
ShapeOko1 191

BrianH
Posts: 27
Joined: Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:51 am
Location: Raleigh, NC

Re: Premature order

Post by BrianH » Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:41 pm

It seems to be priced alongside the price point of the current Makerbot Replicator, so there is a market there. It's not a kit, so they need to provide full support and that's probably a large part of the cost that we don't think about. Any design ideas from Carvey that are worth "borrowing" for our shapeokos? :)

Gadgetman!
Posts: 1061
Joined: Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:44 pm
Location: Norway
Contact:

Re: Premature order

Post by Gadgetman! » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:24 pm

Only the snazzy enclosure and that they seems to be using the Quiet Cut spindle.

The linear bearings they're using on the X-axis is a major pain on RepRap 3D printers...
Weird guy...
Shapeoko 2014F: 1000mm X/Y, 300W Quiet Cut spindle, Arduino Uno/G-shield and GRBL 0.9i
15x30 drag chains, custom spindle mount, 9mm belts, 8mm endplates, 6mm motor plates.

Schruminator
Posts: 259
Joined: Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:04 pm
Location: Littleton, CO
Contact:

Re: Premature order

Post by Schruminator » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:29 pm

The fancy homing set up looks interesting as well with the "smart clamp" or whatever they're calling it.
1.8m x 1.0m SO2 #3638 / Vectric Aspire / ACME Z-axis / View my photography at http://www.mschrum.com

Dhpenner1
Posts: 97
Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:30 pm

Re: Premature order

Post by Dhpenner1 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:38 pm

As a new Shapeoko 2 owner (1 month), I have no regret with my purchase. I was nervous because shortly after my purchase I heard about the announcement. I think the Shapeoke is a more rewarding experience and there is always room for improvement. It looks like Carvy is doing good on KS. It's already surpassed it's goal.

Post Reply