Shapeoko 4 is our replacement for the Shapeoko 3. We took everything we could from the Shapeoko Pro and applied it to the new Shapeoko 4. Upgrades from the Shapeoko 3 include:
Upgrades (since the Shapeoko 3):
- New, more rigid v-wheel design
- 15mm belts
- Inductive homing switches
- Integrated t-slot Hybrid Table
- Fully-supported Y extrusions
- Leadscrew-driven Z-axis
- New, more rigid 65mm router mount
- Sweepy 65mm V2 dust boot
You’ll be able to push the Shapeoko 4 harder for a big increase in productivity.
- Shapeoko 4
- T-slot Hybrid Table
- Carbide Motion control software
- Carbide Create 2D CAD/CAM software
- Assembly tools
- 1 – #201 .25″ Flat Endmill
- 12 – M6 T-Nuts
- Sweepy 65mm V2
- Makita router for the Shapeoko 4
Your machine needs software to control it. This software is generally referred to as the Machine Control Software. The name of the machine control software from Carbide 3D is Carbide Motion.
Think of Carbide Motion as the cockpit of your CNC machine. This software allows you to jog your machine, home your machine, load G-Code, create offsets, and allows some manual control of the machine via the MDI.
In order to install the Carbide Motion software, follow the Carbide Motion User Guide.
Next to the Carbide Motion software, there is also the Carbide Create software.
Carbide Create was designed to be a fully functional 2.5D CAD/CAM program to help users, without an existing CAD solution, get started using their CNC machine right away.
Carbide Create can make 2D and 2.5D parts by either drawing natively in the program, or importing existing design files from programs such as Illustrator, Inkscape, AutoCAD, or CorelDraw.
This software can import the following file formats: DXF and SVG.
In order to install the Carbide Create software, follow the Carbide Create User Guide.