X-Carve FAQ

What materials can I carve on the machine?

Woods (both hard and soft), various plastics and non-ferrous metals like aluminum, copper and brass.

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What software do I need to use this machine and how much does it cost?

Essentially you will need 3 software tools for working with the machine: A CAD program for drawing, a CAMprogram for generating tool paths and a Controller software that provides the interface to send the compu...

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What is the maximum size material that can be carved?

An assembled 500mm x 500mm machine has a maximum cutting area of 300mm x 300mm x 65mm (from the bottom of the x-carriage to the top of the waste board). An assembled 750mm x 750mm machine has a maximum cutting...

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Does the X-Carve machine and Easel software work with both Windows and Mac OS?

Yes. For optimal results you will need to have a Chrome web browser, a 64 bit Mac or Windows operating system, and a USB port.

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Is X-Carve compatible with Shapeoko 2?

Yes, X-Carve components are fully compatible with Shapeoko 2.

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Can I review a machine?

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Will I have to pay additional customs charges?

We do not include customs or import fees, as the costs vary from country to country. You can account for customs and import fees with an online calculator like this one: https://www.dutycalculator.com/.

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How much will X-Carve shipping cost?

Shipping costs will vary depending on how you configure your X-Carve machine kit. We have made a super easy configurator tool to help you select options for your machine. Once you have finished configuring you...

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What else will I need to use the X-Carve machine?

The X-Carve configurator tool will walk you through each step of configuring a fully functioning 3D Carving kit. The only additional item you will need to provide is a computer with a 64 bit Mac or Windows oper...

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Will X-Carve work with both 110V and 220V?

Yes. The power supply that powers the electronics is universal and can be switched to work with either a 110V or 220V requirement. We offer a US configured power plug that comes with the power supply. Depending...

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