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Evo-One is a ready-to-run CNC Mill that gives life to your ideas from any materials.
Evo-One is a ready-to-run CNC Mill that gives life to your ideas from any materials.
Evo-One is a ready-to-run CNC Mill that gives life to your ideas from any materials.
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This is Evo-One
This is Evo-One

#EvoOne

Evo-One is the new MakerDreams team’s project and it represents the natural evolution of our first product: inventOne 3D printer. We have been working for two years and we produce 3D printers, fact that has allowed us to develop both a planning and manufacturing experience, giving us the possibility to identify from the beginning every problem that could arise during the product’s development.


The will and the enthusiasm that we put in the mechanical planning and in the design have encouraged us to study, develop and give life to a new project: a powerful, beautiful and easy CNC Mill, compact and safe, different from all the other problematic, heavy and expensive machines. Evo-One CNC can be easily used by anyone: an hobbyist, a maker, a fablab or a company. Thanks to its ease of use and to its polymethylmethacrylate covering you can use it inside any room, in your garage or in your office, with no filth or dust coming out of the machine during the process and with an considerable reduction of noise. Differently from a 3D printer, CNC mill carves the material from a block inserted in the machine so to produce 2.5D and 3D items with both a perfect yield and a smooth surface, using different kinds of materials.

Evo-One close/open
Evo-One close/open

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Who are we?

MakerDreams is a startup composed by a young team from Venice.

Luca, 30, founder of MakerDreams in 2013, has a great planning and design experience in the field of 3D printers.
Andrea, 27, founder of MakerDreams and EvolveRig, has milling, mechanical and electronic experience.

We have always been dreamers and in our little world we were “minimakers”, constantly trying to find something to disassemble, reassemble and recreate. We still cultivate these lifelong passions with the same enthusiasm of those days when we were hanging around our grandfather’s garage happy to find just some screws and a plank of wood. What we are about to realize together with you is a natural consequence of our background and of our will to let each one of you express and develop your crativity or simplify your job.

Designed by MakerDreams in Italy
Designed by MakerDreams in Italy

What's Evo-One?

Evo-One is a 3D and 2.5D milling machine. With your own project you can engrave, carve and cut very complex shapes with a micron precision on different types of materials like wood, plastic, metal and many others. You can give life to your ideas in just three steps:

-Draw or find your project 
-Choose the material to work
-Start making through our software and obtain your final product.   

Materials used: Plastic : acrylic, PVC, polyethylene, HDPE, Corian e Delrin. Wood: maple, mahogany, walnut, pine, MDF, plywood, balsa or cork. Metal: aluminum, copper, brass, silver and gold. Composite: Circuit boards, glass fiber, g10, carbon, linoleum, waxes, foams and many others.



Materials that can be milled
Materials that can be milled
Some of the materials milled
Some of the materials milled

Evo-One will create your project directly on the chosen material, letting you make a prototype, create or produce any item directly on your table. It will seem like having a small mechanic’s workshop always with you. With Evo-One you can do it by yourself!

from the material to the finished product
from the material to the finished product
Some objects milled
Some objects milled
Bluetooth speaker - dimension: 370x200x200 mm
Bluetooth speaker - dimension: 370x200x200 mm
Turners Cube in aluminium
Turners Cube in aluminium
Mini PCB project
Mini PCB project



Thanks to the advanced Evo-One’s mechanical operations, you have the possibility to mill at high speed and to high quality standards for the 2.5D and especially 3D works


Why Evo-one?

Some companies choose to put the 3D printer and the CNC mill together, creating one only product. That’s a good marketing strategy, but not the same is for buyers, that will have a very limited machine with a questionable quality in both technologies.

For this reason MakerDreams has decided to realize two different projects in order to satisfy at 100% our users, giving them a professional product easy to use, upon which they can concretely work and that will never turn into an expensive paperweight.

Evo-One's qualities?

  • 100% Italian design and manufacturing.
  • Touch plate for Auto zero.
  • Remote emergency stop.
  • The largest work area in its class 370x220x120h mm.
  • Work plate with drilling 25x25 mm.
  • More powerful spindle designed from scratch.
  • Spindle with brushless motor max 22000rpm and 480W.
  • Superior Mechanics with professional guides and rail
  • X Y Z axis with professional ballscrew.
  • Max feed rate 5m/min.
  • Open source software customized by MakerDreams.
  • 24 months support
Evo-One and accessories
Evo-One and accessories

Everything is studied in order to be suitable and well designed using the high quality materials such as aluminum and wood. For example, the emergency stop has been studied to give the opportunity to place it wherever you want thanks to the 2 meters cable.

Emergency stop and touch plate for auto zero
Emergency stop and touch plate for auto zero


We have collected a lot of feedbacks from users in order to understand what was missing in the CNC desktops currently on the marketplace. We have noticed that some of the main problems are too small work areas, the speed in the manufacture and a spindle with a limited power. We have been able to eliminate these lacks that made the previous CNC mills actually hard to use. Our work area is the biggest now available on a desktop CNC mill with its 9768 cm3 which is to say 370x220x120h mm. This dimension has been studied and optimized in order to give you the chance to produce very big parts included in most of the working processes.

The large work area  370x220x120h mm
The large work area 370x220x120h mm

One of the most worked aspects has been the achievement of a resistant structure, totally made of aluminium that gave stability and rigidity, with the aim of obtaining the best finishing from the making. The main flaw of the CNC mill desktops now is the limited number of the spindle’s rotations, that goes from 2000 to 12000rpm. This value doesn’t permit to mill a large number of materials and negatively affects the speed of cut, not allowing to have rapid movements and clear cuts. 


The spindle has been projected starting from scratch and before we found the safest and more accurate solution, we realized 9 prototypes. The inner part is made of one only aluminium block upon which the spindle is supported by 5 ball bearings connected to a brushless motor that goes from 3000 to 22000rpm and allows the milling for every kind of material or surface. The whole structure is contained in a carter with a cooling fan for the upper part, a speed controller and some leds that perfectly illuminate the work area. The spindle with the ER11M chuck can support mills from 1 to 7 mm.

Final prototype
Final prototype
Some prototypes spindle
Some prototypes spindle

The design.

A good product needs to have a unique and refined design, most of all if it is made in Italy, a place where the products’ quality comes first. We have drawn plenty of sketches, a lot of renders and we have produced 3 real prototypes in order to get to the shape we wanted. Going against every trend, we have removed the parts made with plastic moulds and we have chosen a green line by using a perfect combination of aluminium and wood and with an aesthetically minimal line. In order to make this CNC mill Desktop usable everywhere, we have closed it laterally with durmast’s wood panels upon which we have applied some aluminium details. The CNC mill is provided with a shell that can be opened to avoid a dispersion of filth and to render it safe for children too.

The various stages of design models
The various stages of design models
Project spindle
Project spindle

Precise and heavy duty.

We focused a lot on the mechanics. We have made Evo-one beautiful but without compromise. The frame is not a simple box: it has been studied at the engineering level to be compact and Heavy Duty! Unlike other CNC, our parts are completely milled from machining centre (and not by a laser or water jet cutting with approximate accuracy), in order to guarantee absolute precision with the highest quality of finishes. The entire structure is created from 8 mm thick metal plates, which ensure a heavy duty frame. All these parts are absented from any wear, this will allow you to mill your items even after many years without any loss of quality.

Machining
Machining
Within this Heavy Duty structure we choose to use C5 Industrial Ballscrews with gasket sealed bearings to increase the accuracy in all axis (X Y Z). that permits to push heavy loads and get great precision repeatability with less backlash. They are the best features that you can ask from a real CNC machine: precise, heavy duty, reliable and easy to maintain.

Frame
Frame

The mechanics.

Differently from other companies, Evo-One uses a high precision mechanical engineering, higher than the average: on every axis there are carriages and ball bearing screws with a centesimal precision. This is the only way to have a professional product at home. We want to offer you the best quality with our cnc machine! In addition to a wider work area, the flat surface has been made of aluminium with a M5 perforated grid with an inter-axle spacing of 25mm. This feature allows you to use the machine more easily while hooking the parts to be milled. This system is adopted on high level machines and we wanted to reproduce it on a desktop CNC mill. We will provide you some clamps so that you will be able to anchor every kind and shape of material on every part of the work area.

linear guides and ball screws
linear guides and ball screws
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Technical Specifications
Machine Footprint: 20.8" x 17.7" x 18.3” (530mm x 450mm x h 465mm) Work Area: 15” x 8.6” x 4.7” (370mm x 220mm x 120mm) 
Repeatability 0.01" to 0.005"mm
Run out: .0006" (.015mm)
Spindle RPM: 3000 - 22000 (480W)
Weight Approx: 48lbs (22kg)
Materials it Can Cut: wood, soft metals, foam, plastics, composite Connectivity: USB Port Computer System Requirements: 32/64 bit Mac, Windows or Ubuntu -java - USB Port.

View Evo-One
View Evo-One

Software Cre-Mov.

From the very beginning of this project all our energies were focused on the product’s quality and we believe that the best choice is to use an open-source software for the cnc’s control. In this way you are going to always have an updated and well-working version thanks to the feedbacks and the community’s modifications. Our job has been to improve Universal GCode sender, one of the most commonly used programs, by changing the graphic interface and making it more intuitive and suitable for the MakerDreams style. It took us several months to get to the ideal result and test the new interface’s perfect operation. Anyway it will be possible to use any other software that you prefer or already have in order to make the employment experience the best possible.

Software Cre-Mov
Software Cre-Mov

Cre-Mov has been created in order to execute any G-code and control your CNC mill. Some important functions have been added and they will make you use it in an easy and intuitive way. The software lets you see the process preview in real time through a window.

Touch plate for auto zero
Touch plate for auto zero


Why here?

The whole team has focused its energies everyday and every night on the making and the development of this project, in order to arrive to a final version many months later. Now we need your help: your support is the thing that will let us start a high-scale production. The 80% of the material and the 100% of the working process is made in Italy. A big order will help us reduce the purchase’s prices of every part so to invest in the development. Furthermore, we will have the chance to integrate new figures in our team. Kickstarter is the most powerful tool we have! We want to create a real passionates’ makers community allowing you to give life to your ideas and projects, developing new products.

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Thanks everyone for your help.

Production plan.

Timeline
Timeline

 
Batch. 


Batches are six, from May to October, and they differentiate in Small Pack and Full Pack.
Here is what is inside:

Small Pack :
Evo-One ready-to-use
Power cable and usb cable
1 Remote emergency stop
1 Touch plate for autozero
2 End mills (1,5mm, 3mm)
1 Tool for ER11M
4 Clamps supports
1 Wood material (20x20x2 cm)
1 Aluminium material (4x5x0,5 cm)
(You will receive the CNC mill assembled and ready to use, free shipping worldwide)

Full Pack :
Evo-One ready-to-use  
Power cable and usb cable
1 Remote emergency stop
1 Touch plate for autozero
4 End mills (1,5-3-4-5 mm)
10 Drill bits for pcb (0,2 - 1,2 mm)
1 Tool for ER11M
4 Clamps supports
2 Wood material (20x20x0,8-20x30x3 cm)
2 Plastic material (12x12x0,5-12x12x1 cm)
2 Aluminium material (6x8x0,5-6x8x1 cm)
1 Sandpaper (30x10 cm) 
1 Double-faced scotched tape
(You will receive the CNC mill assembled and ready to use, free shipping worldwide)

Limited Edition :
Same as full pack but you can also choose the color of anodizing aluminum and the material instead of the wood on our materials palette. Also you will receive a great MDF wasteboard!

Dock station :
Dock station in wood for smartphone and tablet.
Milled with Evo-One.
Dimension 19 x 12 x 2 cm (7,4 x 4,7 x 0,8 inch)

Kit end mill :
Professional high quality end mills (WIDIA) of different kinds suitable for your Evo-One
5pcs: 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm, 3mm, 4mm.
1 flute, 2 flute e multi flute. Ideal for every kind of material like wood, plastic, aluminium, carbon, glass fiber plate etc…

Thank you :
It’s important for us to know that you’re here. Your support is essential, it would give us even more strength to launch this project. Furthermore, you are going to be able to follow all the private updates.

Batch list
Batch list


The MakerDreams Team.

Team MakerDreams
Team MakerDreams



Risks and challenges

Risks are always around the corner, most of all when a project is so important and full of details. We come from working experiences in the design and production field. In addition to this, we have been producing for two years our iNventOne printer, which has been a very useful training ground from every point of view.
For this reason we are ready to instantly solve every problem, if any should ever arise in our path.

We will put all our efforts into constantly keeping you updated with pictures, videos and explanations of every step, until the end of the mills’ delivery. We will make sure you get to know week by week how we are using your donations.

The risks we are worried about are:

Delivery
We fear the mistreatment of the boxes due to the express mail services, mostly as it regards big distances.
We know that packages are hurled and squashed from heights of 1.5m. In order to avoid any problem we are studying a box suitable for our Evo-One’s delivery, made of a material ideal to soften any kind of hit.

The second aspect is the covering made of one only plate. This plate could reach the addressee broken; for this reason after some tests we have chosen to use shock absorbent polycarbonate, guaranteeing major flexibility so to avoid the damage of the covering during the transportation.

Spindle’s electric problems.
The spindle is a mill’s most exposed to usury part. It is vulnerable to breakages if wrongly used. Our system has been studied to be easily replaced, just removing few screws and making the assistance easy and fast, without having to send the whole CNC mill to our offices, avoiding you annoying losses of time.

Production
Thanks to you we are going to immediately create a production through the agreements taken with our suppliers (100% Italians) chosen between the most reliable and precise for this kind of manufacturing processes. In this way the productive plan will always be flowing and we will be able to reach any goal.
All the material will be ordered as soon as the campaign will be over, so to guarantee the delivery dates we indicated on the timeline.

We hope that you will get involved in this project as much as we are, now it’s time to help us launch Evo-One together.

THANK YOU ALL.

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