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We're Back!

It's been two and half years since we launched our last successful Kickstarter campaign and it's been such an incredible journey with many wonderful experiences and lessons learned. During this time we had many requests from our fans wanting a desktop version of our class leading CNC machines. While we offer medium and large sized CNC machines, we never had an option for those with small spaces so research and development went underway. 

We didn't want to simply make a smaller and less capable version of our current lineup of CNCs, so we always had two goals in mind. The first was that we would offer the same level of cutting performance as our larger models no matter what. Resorting to using a dremel or a low powered 50-300 watt spindle like on other machines out there was simply not an option. The second goal was to push the machine's precision to a level way beyond anything we had done before. We believe we exceeded those goals.

Introducing The Routakit M Series

The new Routakit M series has all the perks of a larger cnc in a fraction of the size. It stands a little under 2 feet height and is an easy fit for smaller work stations.

The Routakit M series comes in two models, the M and the M Pro. The M is the standard model offering 8x6 inches of cutting area with a 600w spindle, while the M Pro offers a greater cutting area of 12x8 inches, an upgraded 1.5kw spindle, and an optional rotary axis for making 3D parts. Whether you're new to CNC machines or you already own one, we are confident that our new Routakit M series will take your projects to the next level.

 

Routakit M
Routakit M

 

Routakit M Pro
Routakit M Pro

 

Some Examples of what the Routakit M Can Do

Work with a variety of materials
Work with a variety of materials

 

Engrave fine detail (1/16" ball nose end mill used)
Engrave fine detail (1/16" ball nose end mill used)

 

Etch PCB with extreme precision
Etch PCB with extreme precision

 

Cleanly cut metal such as aluminum
Cleanly cut metal such as aluminum

 

Etch fine text (Using a .1mm tip bit)
Etch fine text (Using a .1mm tip bit)

 

The word "Test" etched
The word "Test" etched

 

Etched Routakit logo using dot pattern style
Etched Routakit logo using dot pattern style

 

Specifications

Dimensions: 380 x 400 x 530 mm / 15 x 15.75 x 20.85 in (Measured from base)  ​

Travel: ~200 x 150 x 100 mm   /  8 x 6 x 4 in

Rapids: ​4000mm/min (160in/min)- Direct Drive, 1800mm/min (70 in/min- Pulley Reduction Drive

​Step Resolution: ~0.0003mm/.00001in​​ (With Pulley Reduction Drive)

Repeatability: ~.003mm/.0001in (With Pulley Reduction Drive)  ​

Drive System: Custom Machined Ball Screw  

​Stepper Motor: Nema 23 175oz/in (x3)  ​

Plate Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum  ​

Rail Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum  

Spindle: 600w, ER11 Collet, 6k to 13k working RPM

 

 

Dimensions: 480 x 500 x 530 mm / 18.9 x 19.7 x 20.86 in (Measured from base)  ​

Travel: ~300 x 200 x 100 mm / 12 x 8 x 4 in

Rapids: 4000mm/min (160in/min) - Direct Drive ,  1800mm/min (70in/min)- Pulley Reduction Drive

Step Resolution: ~0.0003mm/.00001in​​ (With Pulley Reduction Drive)  

Repeatability: ~.003mm/.0001in (With Pulley Reduction Drive)  

Drive System: Custom Machined Ball Screw  

Stepper Motor: Nema 23 175oz/in (x2) , Nema 23 345oz/in (x1)  

Plate Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum  

Rail Material: 6061-T6 Aluminum   

Spindle: 1.5kw, ER11 Collet, 9k to 24k working RPM

Rotary Axis add-on available

Our Secret Sauce

In order to achieve high levels of cutting performance and extreme precision we designed our machines to be highly rigid using .25" thick 6061-T6 aluminum plates and high strength extrusions. In conjunction with our custom industrial grade ball screws the Routakit M series is able to house heavier duty spindles over the competition and increase your productivity with faster and more accurate cuts. 

With our optional pulley reduction drive you can take precision to a whole other level giving you incremental spindle and table movements as small as .00001" (one hundred-thousandth of an inch), that's over 350 times thinner than the average thickness of human hair!

 

Robust 16mm Wide Ball Screw
Robust 16mm Wide Ball Screw

 

 

Smooth and Precise Movement
Smooth and Precise Movement

 

Pulley Reduction Drive on Z-axis
Pulley Reduction Drive on Z-axis

 

600w spindle (Left), 1.5kw spindle (Right)
600w spindle (Left), 1.5kw spindle (Right)

 

What's included?

We are offering three kit levels with each model that will meet various needs and budgets. 

The first level is called the "Skeleton Kit" and is aimed at users who simply just want the bare bones with the freedom to pick and choose various electronics, spindles, and accessories. The Routakit M features many mounting hole patterns for different branded electronic boards so you are not limited to just Planet CNC boards. Other compatible electronic boards include the PoKeys57CNC for users that want to use Mach3 or Mach4, as well as the TinyG and xPro allowing for maximum flexibility. 

Skeleton Kit includes:  

  • Anodized aluminum plates  
  • Custom ball screws (x3)  
  • Pre-cut extrusions & rails  
  • Assembly hardware

The second level is called the "Starter Kit" and is aimed at users that want a functioning machine from the supplied parts. Some accessory items and upgrades are not included such as the pulley reduction drive and bellows.

Starter Kit includes:  

  • Skeleton Kit  
  • T-slot Work bed
  • Spindle with mount  
  • Nema 23 stepper motors (x3)  
  • Motor driver boards (x3)
  • Power supply
  • Assembly hardware for starter kit
  • Planet CNC MK3/4 Controller
  • Planet CNC software license

The third level is called the "Full Kit" and includes all the upgrades and accessories that we offer. This is for the user that want's maximum performance, cleanliness, and that doesn't want to deal with the hassle of hunting down other parts to fully complete their machine. For the M Pro model a rotary lathe is even included to allow for the creation of 3D parts.

Full Kit includes:  

  • Starter Kit  
  • Pulley reduction drive set (x3)  
  • U-shaped bellows (x4)  
  • Adjustable feet  
  • Dust shoe
  • Rotary Lathe (M Pro model only)
Adjustable Feet
Adjustable Feet
 
Rotary Lathe Add-on
Rotary Lathe Add-on

 

Custom Made Bellows
Custom Made Bellows

 

Dust Shoe
Dust Shoe

 

Lathe mounted onto Routakit M Pro
Lathe mounted onto Routakit M Pro

 

Routakit M Full Kit with Dust Shoe Attached
Routakit M Full Kit with Dust Shoe Attached

 

Let's Kickstart This Project!

Producing and purchasing parts in bulk is a huge investment but is necessary to be able to bring a new product like this into market. Like our previous campaign if we are fully funded we will use the funds to fulfill all rewards and build up an inventory so that we can continue offering these amazing new machines that we hope will push new boundaries in the DIY community. We can't wait to see what everyone will make with the new Routakit M series and we hope to gain your support so we can bring it into reality! 

On another note, while we would love for you to support our project we know that the Routakit M may not be for everyone so if you're in the market for a CNC machine but you want something larger than a desktop model please visit us at www.routakit.com and check out our other selections, we have something for everybody.

 

 

Risks and challenges

There can be many risks associated with any project and ours is no exception. These can range from delays with our hardware partners to last minute design changes that address any issues that we may find as we continue to test the reliability and performance of the Routakit M series. However, since our last successful Kickstarter campaign over two years ago we have learned a lot on many fronts that has helped shape and mold us into what we are today. We have been successfully running and growing Routakit during this time and we are confident that if any issues arise we will be able to address in a timely fashion without major delays.

If any situation requires a change of plans, you can be sure we will continue to make frequent updates to keep everyone in the loop. We believe communication is key when a deadline needs to be met, we don't want to run the risk of disappointing our generous supporters!

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