Carvey FAQ

How big is Carvey’s build area?

Carvey has a build area of 11.6” x 8” x 2.75”. Material height + depth of cut can not exceed 2.75". The tool clearance will vary based on the milling bit used, though the maximum clearance of the Z-axis without...

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How many axes does Carvey have?

Three: X (side to side) ,Y (front to back) and Z (up and down)

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What motion controller does Carvey use?

Carvey uses a motion controller based around an ATmega328 microcontroller. Like the X-Carve, the Carvey accepts g-code sent from Easel which is then converted to the modulated pulses that drive the Carvey's ste...

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Does Carvey have built-in homing?

Yes! You do not need to manually home any axis on Carvey. At the beginning of a job, Carvey automatically homes to the lower left corner of the build area and uses a small button on its main clamp to find the t...

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What kind of spindle does Carvey use?

300W DC spindle with RPM 3000 - 12,000 ER-11 precision collet for bits with a 1/8" shank. The collet can be swapped out to accommodate bits with 3/16" or 1/4" shanks.

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What size milling bits can I use with Carvey?

The collet options on the Carvey spindle allow for many sizes including 3/16”, 1/8” and1/4” size milling bits.

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What electrical/safety standards does Carvey qualify for?

Carvey is CE self-certified to IEC 60950-1 and CISPR 32:2012 class B and declaration of conformity for FCC class B (47 CFR 15b class B).

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I am a CNC beginner. How do I know if the Carvey is right for me?

Carvey is designed to be a user-friendly 3D carving solution suitable for beginners and CNC pros alike. Carvey and Easel streamline many of the tedious processes of CNC like toolpath generation and homing to ma...

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Will Carvey get dust all over my office?

The cutting area of the machine is fully enclosed and will contain the dust during the machine operation. The dust can be easily vacuumed up once a job is completed.

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How loud is the machine?

The machine is quiet enough so you can be talking on the phone while it is running.

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