X-Carve FAQ

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 is the size and weight of the X-Carve package?

**Note: If you order a material bundle in the X-Carve configurator, the material bundle will ship in a separate package. We cannot provide the weight or dimensions of this additional box, as the packaging depen...

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How do I assemble the X-Carve?

The X-Carve is a fully open source machine. We have made the machine model, bill of materials, and assembly instructions available to the public so you can modify and adjust your machine. You can access the fu...

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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 make my X-Carve larger then 1000mm x 1000mm?

We can only officially support the sizes offered through our website (500x500mm and 1000x1000mm) as we have built and tested these ourselves. That being said, the design of the machine makes it very easy to ex...

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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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Can I add a laser head or drag knife attachment?

We do not have any plans down the line to support anything besides a router head for X-Carve. This is for both safety reasons and our inability to offer quality software for these applications. There are some p...

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Installing a Fusion 360 Post Processor on a Mac

We also have a video tutorial showing how to install the Fusion 360 post-processor. To install and use a post processor for Fusion 360, follow these steps. 1. Enable Cloud Libraries in Fusion 360 by going cli...

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How do I tune and calibrate the X-Carve?

Adjusting the V-Wheels The first step is to locate the V-Wheels on your fully assembled X-Carve. The V-Wheels are categorized as either static or dynamic. The static V-Wheels are attached by a regular nylo...

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E-Stop and Connectivity Issues with the X-Controller

If you're having trouble connecting to your machine, or if you don't see the green power light on the front of the X-Controller, please make sure your e-stop button is fully disengaged before reaching out for f...

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