DURHAM, N.C.  - ShopBot Tools launched the ShopBot Desktop MAX, a larger sized version of its Desktop-series CNC. Previewed during the summer and shown at AWFS 2015, the Desktop MAX features a 24" x 36" work bed, twice the size of the sister ShopBot Desktop model, and accommodating bigger workpieces, like guitar necks. The Desktop MAX sells for $9,090.

The ShopBot 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.

"The design and production of the ShopBot Desktop MAX was inspired by ShopBot's customers," say Jeanne Taylor, ShopBot's director of marketing. "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.

 "Larger items such as a guitar neck will fit easily onto the work bed," says  Kevin Putvin, lead engineer of the Desktop MAX. "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 stability and precision. 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. www.shopbottools.com