ShopBot

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ShopBot PRS Standard
Gantry CNC Router
Make ShopBot
Model PRSstandard 96-48-8, w/2.2hp Spindle
Specs
Manual
Requires
Certification
ShopBot CNC Router Certification
Allows
Reservation
Go To Scheduler
In Shop Wood Shop
Instances
Asset Tag Status
CMS00057 Ready to Deploy

The ShopBot is a Gantry CNC machine that can cut materials up to 4x8 feet in size and up to 6 inches in thickness. It is primarily good at cutting woods, including plywood and MDF. It can also V-carve (like signs) and drill.

Bits/Tooling

Software

We now have the Makerspace version of VCarve, which allows you to download the trial version of VCarve and work on your designs from home, then save the file for use at the MakerSpace. More information can be found here.

To use this feature, download the trial version (you can use a guest account) and then put the following code in the Makerspace ID field in Help -> About: C5E98-76448-16807-29144-8043F-FF85F-2CF2C

Materials

Troubleshooting

Issue: X/Y Axis will not zero

  1. Open Shop Bot 3. Select Utilities>Reset Default Settings. Click Yes, then Ok on the prompts. Next it will ask to select the tool model. Select PRS ShopBots>Standard Tools with Z Prox> ShopBot PRS96x48standard.
  2. Try zeroing the XY. You can also do some Move/ Jog tests and then use a tape measure to measure the accuracy to see that it has been zeroed.

Issue: Move/Jog on X & Y Axes are slow, jerky and stuttering

In the ShopBot 3 Software, double check to make sure the numbers in the two “Move” fields read ‘3’ and ‘2’. In the “Jog” field make sure the numbers read ‘4’ and ‘3’.