ShopBot Launches New CNC Tool: The Desktop MAX

Durham, NC, January 13, 2016 — ShopBot Tools, one the largest makers of digital fabrication tools in the U.S., has announced the public launch of the ShopBot Desktop MAX. The Desktop MAX joins ShopBot’s array of CNC tools
used in prototyping, full production cutting, carving, machining, and milling in a variety of materials, including wood, MDF, plastics, foams, and soft metals. ShopBot’s CNC tools deliver professional power and precision
typically associated with more expensive CNC tools.

Jeanne Taylor, ShopBot’s Director of Marketing, noted, “The design and production of the ShopBot Desktop MAX was inspired by ShopBot’s customers. One of our most popular tools is the ShopBot Desktop — recently named Best Mid-Size CNC by MAKE magazine. People have been asking us to make a larger version for working easily with bigger pieces of material — that’s the Desktop MAX.” The Desktop MAX features a 24″ x 36″ work bed, twice that of the ShopBot Desktop. “It’s twice the size but NOT twice the price,” Taylor said. The Desktop MAX sells for $9,090 and is available by calling ShopBot at 888-680-4466.

Kevin Putvin, Lead Engineer of the Desktop MAX, said, “Larger items such as a guitar neck will fit easily onto the work bed. That’s a nice feature. Also, the tool has a removable bed which allows you to perform a variety of
end-machining processes.”

The Desktop MAX features a dual-motor gantry design, providing impressive stability and precision. The full specs of the tool can be found at

ShopBot Tools is celebrating its 20th year in 2016, continuing to live their mission of making digital fabrication tools widely accessible and user-friendly. ShopBot’s CNC routers deliver the power, precision, and reliability of tools traditionally costing thousands of dollars more.

ShopBot is one of the largest producers of digital fabrication equipment for small-to-mid sized manufacturing, DIY, and education markets. The company also provides unparalleled support for its user community, with forums, production support services, and specialized training classes. All ShopBot tools are designed, built in, and supported from ShopBot’s Durham, NC, headquarters.

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