Take your FIRST robot to the next level

Prototype working components, carve final designs out of aluminum, and accelerate your build process.

Inventables’ 2018 Product Donation Voucher (PDV) is a $100 gift code, found in your mentor’s FIRST registration account. Use the PDV towards an X-Carve 3D carving machine configured for your FIRST team, or purchase materials and bits for other aspects of your build.*

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Build your Team's Machine

Everything you need to start creating robot parts and accesories

Starting at $1,567

All kits require Assembly.

Free shipping!

This X-Carve package—designed specifically for FIRST teams—includes everything you need to manufacture robot parts out of aluminum plate, aluminum tube, and polycarbonate.

Custom components can be made on-site without outsourcing complex designs to third-party milling manufacturers. With an X-Carve, FRC teams can carve high-fidelity prototypes of CAD drawings or sketches out of MDF and plywood. Once perfected, carve your robot’s parts out of aluminum for competition.

Easel, our free web-based CAD/CAM software, integrates into your FIRST team’s existing workflow. Easel is compatible with g-code files used by your favorite CAD/CAM packages (Inventor, Fusion 360, and Solidworks). Sending CAD designs directly to the machine allows students to own the entire build process, from design to final production, and gain first-hand 3D manufacturing experience.

Additionally, FRC teams can create awesome giveaways, team awards, and creative marketing materials using X-Carve and Easel. Whether your team makes custom trinkets for competition giveaways or honors a sponsor with a recognition plaque, Easel can be used by students of all skill levels.

*For orders without an X-Carve, you must purchase a minimum of $100 in bits or materials to qualify for free shipping. Carvey and vacuums do not qualify for free shipping. Learn more.

Powerful

Powered by X-Controller, a custom controller with four-amp stepper drivers and a heat sink for long, precise carves

Reliable

A high-quality aluminum frame stands up to your FRC team’s build needs.

Customizable

Additional X-Carve accessories (like our Dust Control System) makes your digital manufacturing experience easier and cleaner.

Easy

X-Carve and Easel integrate into your existing CAD design and manufacturing process. Detailed assembly instructions help you get your X-Carve up-and-running quickly.

Inspire

Explore projects shared by other FRC teams and members of the international Inventables community.

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Design

Prototype, perfect, and produce designs tailor-made for your robot. Start with Easel or import g-code from your favorite CAD/CAM package.

Get creative

Create

Easel walks you through the setup steps and helps you turn your ideas, sketches, and CAD designs into reality.

Explore Easel

Share

Connect with other teams and makers from around the world. Share your team’s designs, inspiration, and ideas on our forum.

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Technical Specs

Dimensions
Work Area

500mm rails

X-axis: 250mm
Y-axis: 250mm
Z-axis: 65mm

750mm rails

X-axis: 500mm
Y-axis: 500mm
Z-axis: 65mm

1000mm rails

X-axis: 750mm
Y-axis: 750mm
Z-axis: 65mm
Machine Footprint

500mm rails

X-axis: 750mm
Y-axis: 500mm
Z-axis: 350mm

750mm rails

X-axis: 1000mm
Y-axis: 750mm
Z-axis: 350mm

1000mm rails

X-axis: 1250mm
Y-axis: 1000mm
Z-axis: 350mm
Accuracy
A properly tuned and calibrated machine should get to a resolution of ~0.075mm to 0.13mm.
Electronics
X-Controller with Grbl Installed (USB)
Input voltage: 115VAC or 230VAC (selectable)
Spindle
Model: DeWalt 611
Amps: 7.0Amps
Horsepower: 1-1/4HP
No load speed: 16,000-27,000rpm
Rapid rate
Recommended defaults:
X-axis: 8000 mm/min
Y-axis: 8000 mm/min
Z-axis: 500 mm/min

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