Oct 28, 2013

Shapeoko 2 desktop CNC machine

Shapeoko 2 is a simple, low cost, open source CNC milling machine kits that can be built over a weekend. Assembly is required before you can use it.
This is version 2 of the fastest selling CNC machine in the history of the world. The machine has been under development for the last five years. Edward Ford has been designing, redesigning, and building what he hoped would be a CNC machine that anyone can build. This machine is by far his best one yet.
Note: There is also further information about the machine, kits, kit contents and other things on this blog post.Updated features:
Larger work area
Dual motors on the Y axis, standard
Dual Maker Slide on the X gantry improves stiffness
Completely redesigned Z axis makes changing bits easier and improves stiffness
Open front and back for larger materials.
Easier to expand
Easier to assemble
Improved belt design keeps dust out of teeth
Mechanical Kit – $299
The Mechanical kit is designed for experts that are interested in adding their own electronics or making serious modifications to suit their needs. After assembly of the Mechanical Kit, the Shapeoko will not be functional.
Full Kit – $649 – $685
This kit includes the mechanical components, motors, controller, power supply, wiring, pulleys, belts, stepper cable, tools for assembly, and a spindle.


Here is a video of aluminum milling process: