X-Carve FAQ

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 ‘3D’ 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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Can I review a machine?

Inventables is looking for partners on the maker scene and small businesses who can creatively explore uses of our products. If you’re interested in diving into 3D carving and sharing what you make with the mak...

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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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Is X-Carve compatible with Shapeoko 2?

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

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Why do I see 3 separate shipping amounts on my X-Carve order?

Certain modules, due to their size and weight, have to ship separately. These include the 1000mm rail kits and the 1000mm size waste boards. Also, if you have ordered any additional items from Inventables that ...

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What size bits work with the 24VDC X-Carve Spindle?

The spindle uses ER-11 collets that allow for a wide range of bit size options. The spindle ships with a collet that fits bits with an 1/8" shaft size. We sell a few additional options here.

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Can I use Mach 3 or Mach 4 with X-Carve?

Unfortunately grbl based firmware controller isn't compatible with Mach3. The machine itself should be able to use Mach3, however you would need different stepper drivers and a computer with a parallel port. We...

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