X-Carve is a 3D carving machine that can carve projects out of wood, a variety of plastics (e.g. acrylic and HDPE) and other materials. Many other companies refer to machines like X-Carve as a CNC milling machine or CNC routing machine. If you want to learn more about the carving process and how CNC milling works, check out this support article.
One of X-Carve's key benefits is that it is open source and customizable, making it easy to create a machine that meets your needs. X-Carve ships in multiple boxes that you assemble upon arrival. This modular building design makes X-Carve one of the most affordable CNC machines on the market and the perfect addition to workshops of all sizes.
We provide very detailed assembly instructions (and video instructions) as well as a step-by-step setup program to configure the electronics. Once X-Carve is assembled, simply plug the USB cord into your computer, fire up Easel (our free web-based design software), and you’re ready to get carving.
For any X-Carve questions, technical or otherwise, you have a few options. We have done our best to outline many of the X-Carve FAQs within this support center. Our online forum is filled with passionate X-Carve owners of all skill levels. They can help beginners get started or assist advanced users with supplemental CNC knowledge.
You can also reach out to our Customer Success team: they have many years of experience using X-Carve and Easel and are happy to answer your questions.