X-Carve FAQ

Can I make my own 1000mm Waste Board?

Some of our customers opt to build their own waste boards as an alternative to having the waste board shipped. The waste board is the largest, heaviest, and most expensive item to ship. It can save you a signif...

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Will the X-Carve work with CAD/CAM software I already have?

As long as your program can export standard g-code, X-Carve, along with its Arduino based controller, will work with other CAD/CAM software options. Our Easel software has a gcode import option and we have bui...

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Can I remove parts from the kit that I don't need prior to placing the order?

We have broken down the X-Carve into several basic modules. Using the X-Carve configurator tool you can configure your kit to include just the modules you need for building your own custom configured kit. We ar...

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Can I modify the X-Carve?

The X-Carve can easily be modified into different configurations. The X-Carve machine configurator tool gives you an easy way to get started. Also, the X-Carve forum is a great place to connect with other CNC e...

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Are CAD files/Technical Drawings available for the parts of the machine?

Yes available files for many of the parts can be found here in our GrabCAD Workbench.

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How do I get replacement parts for X-Carve?

In the event you have received a defective or damaged part please contact us and we can set you up with replacement parts. Alternatively, we offer many of the components for individual sale. Simply search by t...

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Do you offer any service plans or warranty for the machines?

Because the X-Carve machines are sold as kits and require user assembly we are unable to offer formal service plans or warranties. However, if you run into any problems during kit assembly or machine use you ca...

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Can the machine cut 3-dimensional parts?

Yes the machine is capable of cutting 3-dimensional parts. The ability to cut in ā€˜3Dā€™ is a function of the CAM software being used. We sell several other software packages that can mill 3D here: https://www.in...

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I am a beginner. Where can I find carving resources?

The Inventables forum is a great place to find additional resources. Also our blog features helpful articles including this blog post Milling 101.

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What is the accuracy of the X-Carve machine?

A properly tuned and calibrated machine should get to a resolution of ~0.075mm to 0.13mm.

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