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DIY 3D Carved Staircase

DIY 3D Carved Staircase

Maker Benjamin Uyeda used Inventables’ X-Carve 3D carving machine to cut hundreds of layers of wood, which he laminated together to make an impressive spiral staircase. The whole thing was made from 13 sheets of Purebond plywood. Full build video here.

Shaper Origin

Shaper Origin

The world’s first handheld CNC machine uses adhesive markers to scan and keep track of your material. The cutting tool automatically retracts if you stray from the template or your work surface, and you can even save and resume your progress. Demo here.

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Additive/Subtractive Combo Machine

Additive/Subtractive Combo Machine

Check out this footage of the DMG MORI Lasertec 65 3D, an amazing marvel of modern engineering which is capable of first building up rough metal forms using laser deposition welding, then switching heads to precisely mill and drill them into finished parts.

Makerarm

Makerarm

Makerarm is a robotic arm with a variety of tool heads that allow it to 3D print (both filament and resin) write, draw, cut, carve, pick & place and more. You can also teach it new actions, control it over Wi-Fi and make multiple units work together.

CNC Milling a Bike Helmet

CNC Milling a Bike Helmet

While we’re not sure of the practical uses for a metal bike helmet, we’re still mesmerized by this Mazak Variaxis 5-axis milling machine as it replicates a Rudy Project Windmax helmet from a block of aluminum using PowerMILL software.

Replicating a Gargoyle

Replicating a Gargoyle

Using Scantech’s SL 3D scanner and a 5-axis Breton CNC machine, they were able to precisely recreate a damaged stone gargoyle from Denmark’s Kronborg Castle. Imagine the work it would have taken to do the job by hand.

Phlatprinter III

Phlatprinter III

This cool machine lets you cut foam and other sheet materials up to 27″ wide and 2″ thick using your computer as a controller. Computer and Shop-Vac not included. Also draws with Sharpies.

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