Whether you are a crafter, hobbyist or an advanced machinist, Stepcraft 2 will let you mill just about anything.
Hobbyists will love Stepcraft 2’s ability to quickly and cleanly mill balsa and light plywood using nothing more than a standard Dremel for your spindle. You can quickly design, scan or download designs from the Internet and quickly create functional parts in minutes.
You have many options for a spindle including popular handheld rotary tools from Proxxon, Dremel with other adapters (Dewalt, Bosch, Makita) coming soon. If you are looking for a more serious CNC solution then you can add the optional Stepcraft HF 500W spindle. The HF spindle has an operating range from 3,000 to 20,000 rpm and uses an air cooling system that is designed to optimize performance and keep debris and dust from getting into the bearing assembly. The Stepcraft 2 HF spindle is perfect for higher volume jobs and milling of harder materials like aluminum, brass, carbon fiber and graphite.
Stepcraft 2 when equipped with your favorite spindle (Dremel, Proxxon or Stepcraft HF 350/500) can perform advanced carving functions for your next project. Some of our packages include Vectric Cut 3D software, which allows you to take any 3D design and create carving tool paths that will turn your creation into reality. Depending on what you are carving, we offer a variety of bits that will allow you to to carve even the finest of details. Take your ideas and turn them into reality…in 3 dimensions!
If you are a woodworker, then you will appreciate Stepcraft 2’s ability to add very intricate details to your next project; from fancy scroll work to repetitive featured like dental designs. The Stepcraft-2/840 has such a large work area that you can use it to cut wood pieces for your next creation with accuracy that you simply can not get from traditional woodworking tools. Making drawers, cabinets and other projects has never been easier. You can tell Stepcraft 2 to cut a panel in less time than you can setup a traditional saw. Stepcraft 2 will grow your business, increase your profits and help you achieve things that you might have thought impossible.
With Stepcraft 2, you have two powerful ways to perform detailed engraving on a wide variety of materials; from brass and aluminum to hard plastics and wood. With the engraver tool, you can scratch engrave into just about any surface. This is perfect for engraving ID numbers, name identifications, serial numbers, product codes, and much more. The engraver works by depressing into the material as the Stepcraft machine moves the tool around the outline of your design. The sharp point drags along the surface, thus engraving the item.
The second way to engrave is to use your favorite spindle, such as a Dremel, Proxxon or the Stepcraft HF spindle. Choose a V-point bit at 30, 60 or 90-degree angles to provide the recess that you desire for your engraving. This option gives you much more control and the ability to engrave very detailed and artistic patterns. Even a SMD circuit board is possible! You can switch to a ball nose bit to engrave with wider and rounder recesses.
The Stepcraft 2 has you covered for all of your engraving needs!
One of the biggest benefits of a Stepcraft 2 machine is that you don’t need a separate milling machine and 3D printer. In seconds you can convert the Stepcraft 2 into a highly accurate 3D printing machine. We use standard 1.75mm plastic filament, which means you have the choice of literally hundreds of types and colors to best match your project’s needs. Print materials like PLA, PVA, ABS, PET, Nylon, Flexible Filament and more. The simple, straight path design of the print head gives you more accuracy and control than many 3D printers on the market. We include Repetier Host, an open source and very powerful 3D printing software solution, which has been pre-configured for the Stepcraft 2 3D Printer. You can also use other programs such as Cura, Simplify 3D and more.
Adding the ability to 3D print as well as mill and carve all in one machine is a dream for anyone in the design/maker space.
Adding the Hot Wire attachment transforms the Stepcraft 2 into a versatile foam cutter. The hot wire can cut through a large variety of foam substrates to create craft designs with your children to model airplane parts with your fellow club members.
You can add the drag knife attachment to the Stepcraft 2 and your CNC will be transformed into a very capable vinyl-cutting machine. Turn any drawing into vinyl graphics that you can peel and apply to any project. The adjustable knife lets you control the depth that your Stepcraft 2 will cut. This allows you the flexibility to cut any type or thickness of vinyl. With so many possibilities, you can make stickers for your children and make graphics to customize your favorite model. The Stepcraft-2/840 is so large that it can take the place of many professional vinyl cutters on the market. You no longer need to have multiple machines to make your ideas become reality.
Why spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on punches and dies at your local craft store just to make a single object. Using a Stepcraft 2 machine coupled with a Drag Knife, you can cut a large variety of substrates; from craft paper and foils to construction and other fancy papers. You can download designs and graphics from the Internet or simply draw your own. Stepcraft 2 is not just for a workshop; it will be right at home in your office, studio, craft room or even your family room.
Have a look at this impressive, highly-detailed Aztec Calendar created by Hugo Neil. He created this out of 2.5mm acrylic using his Stepcraft-2/840 and a HF-500 Spindle running 18,000 rpm with a Rapid [...]