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Carvey is a new, remarkably easy to use, tabletop 3D carving machine for making ideas into real objects. Make your mark.
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How precise is Carvey?

Posted by Inventables (Creator)

Thank you so much for all of the support for the Carvey project.  We are so grateful.  There have been some technical questions in the comments section about how precise Carvey is.  We want to be as responsive as possible to the questions.  In this video Chief Engineer Bart Dring uses a dial indicator that has 0.0005" accuracy. The dial indicator was bolted to the waste board on Carvey. He measures the X, Y, and Z axis to determine the precision and repeatability of the machine.  

In the technical specifications we promised:

  • Run out .0006"
  • Resolution .001"

Our measurements on the actual machine are:

  • Run out .0004"
  • Repeatability on X: 0
  • Repeatability on Y: 0
  • Repeatability on Z: .0005"

There are also some questions about how well Carvey cuts soft metals like Aluminum.  In our next update, we're going to film a series of videos to show this process so stay tuned!  Thanks again for all your support and keep your questions coming!

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