Carvey – the 3D Carver

We are excited to announce that we have added a new piece of equipment to the Makers Lab! Carvey is a 3D carving machine, also known as a CNC router, that uses a subtractive process to create 3D sculptures and anything you can imagine. Below are two examples of projects created on the Carvey.

Carvey cut 1
Carved Pattern
Dilation board
Dilation Board

Some mediums that Carvey can work with are:

  • Machinable Circuit Board Blanks
  • Delrin (thermoplastic)
  • Expanded PVC (foam sheet)
  • Machinable Foam
  • Machinable Wax
  • ABS (thermoplastic)
  • Acrylic
  • HDPE (high density thermoplastic)
  • Hard and Soft woods 
  • Aluminum
  • Corian (solid surface countertop material)

Carvey works with Easel software, which is web based and cross platform. You can create an account and start designing for free at http://easel.inventables.com/. See more Carvey resources and the safety manual.

Attending the monthly Carvey pop-up is required prior to using the Carvey. Once you have attended the pop up you can reserve Carvey here.

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