If you're considering a CNC milling machine for your shop, X-Carve is an affordable, high-quality machine for makers of all skill levels. Many small business owners, woodworkers, hobbyists, and new makers find X-Carve beneficial for the kinds of projects they want to create.
Many of our X-Carve customers have shared that owning an X-Carve increases productivity over using hand-carving tools. Owning an X-Carve also expands project possibilities for some makers, as it enables people to make projects they may not otherwise have the capacity to make.
For example, Glenn at Michicanery had a vision for the video game controllers he wanted to make. However, he didn't have the technical expertise to bring them to life until he purchased an X-Carve to help him make precise, detailed assembly components.
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.
A CNC machine's rigidity is an important consideration for the kinds of projects you want to make. X-Carve includes single-piece extrusions for the x-axis gantry and spindle mount. This adds rigidity to the frame and makes it possible to carve harder materials. We do not recommend carving materials that are harder than aluminum, as it is difficult to get reliable precision.
If you're still trying to determine if an X-Carve will work for the project you want to make, we encourage you to join our online forum. The forum is filled with passionate X-Carve owners who can help beginners get started or assist advanced users with supplemental details. We have also done our best to outline many X-Carve FAQs within this support center.
Should you have further questions or concerns, please contact our Customer Success team.