Attacking the DIY 3D creator space, CARVEY changes the ground rulles by providing a unique for factor not quite yet captured by the industry. Carvey is sort of a cross between CNC and 3D printing. The consumer oriented usability and interface reminds us of everything that is the 3D print scence, although, the device actually cuts the work out of pre-existing raw materials. What’s cool about this product is that you dictate the material you want to use; various woods and plastics are doable and even some soft metals. We see this opening the doors for many crafty DIYers.
Step 1: Create your design
Carvey comes with Easel, our free design software that lets you design in 2D and view in 3D, instantly. What you see on the screen is what you get from the machine.
Easel runs in a web browser and controls Carvey. With it you can carve your own design, a design you’ve imported, or a file from our library of projects that other Easel users have created and shared.
Easel isn’t the only software that works with Carvey. You can also use your favorite CAD, CAM, and machine control software to have Carvey carve out complex 3D shapes.
Step 2: Choose your material
Easel’s built-in material library handles all the machine control settings, so you get it right the first time. Preview your project in the 3D viewer in dozens of materials, in real time. Pick the right material and carve exactly what you imagined without having to worry about technical details like bit size and feed rate.
Carvey works with dozens of materials, including:
- Hardwoods like walnut, maple, and mahogany
- Softwoods like pine and balsa
- Plywoods and MDF
- Soft metals including aluminum, copper, brass, silver and gold
- Circuit boards
- Plastics like acrylic, HDPE, Delrin, Corian and PVC
- Waxes and foams
- Linoleum and other stamping materials
Step 3: Click Carve and make real products and prototypes
Connect Carvey to your computer via USB, click “Carve”, and Carvey does the rest. Sit back and watch as Carvey cuts or engraves your design. Carvey enables you to create real objects, with the same level of quality as what you see on store shelves such as:
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SOURCE LINK: KICKSTARTER CARVEY