Another desktop all-in-one machine has launched online, promising a multitude of manufacturing features aimed at individual ‘makers’ interested in tools that multitask as CNC mills, 3D printers and laser engravers.
The Stepcraft range has already been successful in Europe, and has launched its second iteration in the United States as well. Building on its original features, the Stepcraft 2 has multiple heads for milling, 3D printing, hot wire cutting and a drag knife attachment. The Stepcraft 2 has 40 refinements and is now available in five sizes, the model number indicating their work space in mm: 210×210, 300, 420, 600 and the huge 840×600.
According to the team’s Kickstarter page, the machine boasts precision German engineering. Its 3D printing capabilities allow printing with various filaments including PLA, PVA, ABS, PET and Nylon. The Stepcraft 2’s straight path design is also said to have an accuracy and control that puts it head and shoulders above its ever-growing competition.
It’s compatible with Windows, industry-standard graphics software such as Adobe Illustrator and AutoCAD, plus machine control software like WinPC-NC, UCCNC and Mach 3.
The company is currently courting online backers to raise a total of $35,000, which would enable them to go into production. Prices start at just under $1,000 for a smaller package, though to nearly $6,000 for a ‘Have It All’ package, which includes the largest model in the range and all the available attachments.
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