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Stepcraft is the world's first universal desktop CNC solution designed to turn your ideas into reality. From woodworking to machining plastics or soft metals, because of the variety of system attachments STEPCRAFT-2 has teh ability to mill, cut, drill, engrave, carve and even 3D print. It will let you do just about anything. STEPCRAFT-2 gives you the power of a full CNC machine shop in a compact and extremely durable system that will fit right on your desktop or workbench.
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Stepcraft 600 “Elite” Package w/Automatic Tool Changer

$4,699.00 $4,499.00

SKU: 30120 Category:

This package will give you the ability to mill, cut and carve woods, plastics, and even aluminum. It comes with the Automatic Tool Changer (an industry first for a CNC machine in this size/price range).  The aluminum T-Slot table will allow you a virtually unlimited array of clamping capabilities.

 

 

HF-Spindle 500 Watt

Milling all materials permanently and effectivelyPowerful and robust high-frequency spindle from STEPCRAFT

Automatic Tool Changer

STEPCRAFT is the first desktop CNC system offering an automatic Tool Changer. The magazine contains five tool pockets (optionally extentable to up to ten tool pockets). Thus, it enables an automatic, comfortable and complex processing of complicated workpieces. Ideal for workpieces in small batch series.

 

T-Slot Machine Table for S600

Stepcraft Touch Probe 2

Touch Probe

The Touch Probe device was designed to expand the capabilities of the Stepcraft CNC System by allowing you to be able to precisely locate starting positions for various objects that you wish to machine. Additionally, the Touch Probe can be used to 3D scan an object by systematically locating many points (more or less depending on the accuracy that you set) and creating a 3D “point cloud”. This point cloud can then be brought into software where it can be manipulated and converted into a 3D object such as an .stl file. This file can then be loaded into the Stepcraft CNC and be used to carve and object to create a duplicate model. The Touch Probe can also be used to scan an uneven surface to allow the Stepcraft CNC to cut, carve, or engrave along that uneven surface, i.e. you can engrave text along a curved surface.

The Touch Probe was designed to work with a Stepcraft CNC running UCCNC software. The Touch Probe can be used with other CNC systems and software but Stepcraft would not be able to support such installations.

The installation software that comes with the Touch Probe will install several macros and a new screen set for UCCNC. Custom buttons will now appear on the UCCNC screen to manage various functions for the Touch Probe.

Vectric VCarve Pro

Tool Length Sensor

This tool length sensor operates with a precise micro switch which is operated from above with a pusher.

NOTE: Now it comes with a quick connect cable assembly

Quick Release Lever

The clamping lever with disengaging knob is a suggestion of improvement of one of our customers.

Stepcraft Starter Tool Set

Starter Tool Set (1/8" Shank)

Placeholder

Collet Set for the HF500 Spindle

TOOL ADAPTER FROM Ø 43 MM TO Ø 20MM (PROXXON)

Tool adapter for Proxxon

 

TOOL ADAPTER FROM Ø 20 MM TO Ø 8 MM FOR MINI TOOLS

Tool adapter for engraving point

Placeholder

Base Machine

Product Description

STOP DREAMING AND START CREATING

Everyone has ideas – STEPCRAFT can help you turn them into a reality.

ONE MACHINE DOES IT ALL – Milling, Carving, Engraving, Crafts, 3D Printing and more…

The first CNC system for Professionals, Hobbyists and Families – Precise, Fast and Easy To Use!

WORK WITH YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN SOFTWARE

STEPCRAFT will give you the ability to take a drawing or design from your favorite CAD (computer aided design) or graphics program and quickly and easily turn it into a workpiece. Our customers use all kinds of CAD software from Solidworks and Autocad, or  free software like Sketchup. You can design 2 and 3 dimensional projects in commercial programs like CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, or free software like Inkscape. Those designs can be milled, carved in 3D on material of your choice, or even 3D printed (with the optional 3D Print attachment).

Yes, it is true that you can STEPCRAFT machines need more than an idea in your imagination to become a reality, but with such a wide variety of software support options, you don’t need years worth of design experience to be successful fast.

We are a reseller of very popular programs from VECTRIC; Cut 2D, Cut 3D, Photo VCarve, and VCarve, which all have design capabilites built right in.  Within the same program you can output the Gcode that will control your STEPCRAFT machine – Nothing can be simpler!

 

MORE MATERIAL CHOICES THAN ANY OTHER SYSTEM

With a STEPCRAFT machine, the workpiece materials are virtually unlimited!. Using a spindle of your choice you can easly mill and carve materials like hard and soft woods, thermoplastics (PS (polystyrene, such as Styrofoam ®, EPS, Depron ®, Selitron ®), ABS, PE (polyethylene), PP (polypropylene eg EPP) Weich-/Hart- PVC, Lexan ®, polyamide, Plexiglas ®), some elastomers / thermosets, mixed materials, such as DIBOND ® or Carbon fiber and more. With a heavier-duty spindle, like the STEPCRAFT HF 500, you can easily mill non-ferris metals like brass, copper or aluminum. With the use of an engraving bit, the STEPCRAFT machine is perfect for engraving or processing circuit boards.

If you are tired of making dust and chips, you can quickly switch from milling, carving and engraving, and venture into the additive manufactuing process of 3D printing by adding the STEPCRAFT 3D Print System to the machine.  Using the 3D Print System, you can utilize material like PVA, PLA, ABS, Nylon, PET and new specialty filaments like TPE, Soft PLA, Laybrick, Laywood, Conductive PLA and more.

By switching to the Drag Knife attachment, your STEPCRAFT machine can convert to a vinyl cutter, scrapbooking cutter, craft machine and more. STEPCRAFT is not just a guy’s machine for the workshop, it is a system that the whole family can enjoy.

The STEPCRAFT Hot Wire Cutter will allow you to cut a wide variey of foam material to make letters, crafts, hobby and model parts and more.

The Pen Plotter tool, will transform your STEPCRAFT into a digital plotter where you can transfer your designs onto a variety of materials like fabrics (for transferring patterns), wood, paper, posterboard and much more.

You can turn your STEPCRAFT into CNC engraver by using our optional Engraving tool, which will allow you to scratch engrave on soft metals like brass, copper and aluminum.  You can also use an engraving bit on a spindle and open up the possibilites of things you can engrave.

As you can see, NO other machine on the market can do so much!  STEPCRAFT one machine that DOES IT ALL!

 

INNOVATION AND QUALITY

The STEPCRAFT system includes many practical innovations that improve or simplify the work with the system: ultra stable STEPCRAFT profile system, integrated workpiece clamping system, easily adjustable clearance of the linear guides, seals for protection against dirt and integrated/modular control electronics just to name a few.

To ensure sufficient accuracy and stability of the machine, the STEPCRAFT aluminum profile series has been developed. It consists of two different linear track profiles and the cover profile. All other connecting elements consist of aluminum or stainless steel and together with the profiled structure they ensure the required rigidity. The stepper motors from Nanotec® have been carefully selected and specifically adapted to exactly fit the machine. The electronics have been specially designed to match the characteristics of the motors so that sufficient power for a reliable operation of the CNC system is ensured.

 

EASY TO ASSEMBLE, OR READY-TO-RUN

STEPCRAFT systems are shipped as a kit. You can expect the average assembly time to be from 5-7 hours.  No special skills or tools are required. There is no cutting, drilling or tapping required – simply bolt all the components together while following our easy to understand, full color assembly manual.

You need to provide a Spindle of your choice, such as the Dremel 4000 or the Proxxon IBS/E. STEPCRAFT also has a professional HF-500 spindle for more demanding projects. We will have mounts available soon for the Dewalt DWP611 Trim Router and others.

 

DON’T WANT A KIT?

No Problem! We can assemble, test and ship your new STEPCRAFT machine to you so you can simply unpack and start creating! (Assembly and additional shipping costs apply.) You can simply select this option on the product page of the STEPCRAFT machine that you wish to purchase.

  • Universal CNC model-making machine for creative professionals, hobbyists, crafters and more
  • Turn your ideas into machined products in no time
  • Stable, compact, accurate and fast
  • Tons of accessories and add-on tools available
  • Can work with a large variety of materials
  • Comes as a kit which is fast and easy to assembly (no special tools or skills required)
  • You can order your STEPCRAFT-2 machine Ready-To-Run and tested (for an additional charge)
  • Very durable construction
  • Highly accurate, thanks to high quality, precision components that are matched and test fit at the factory.
  • Compact and space-saving machine design
  • Easy connection to PC
  • STEPCRAFT designed and manufactured the custom aluminum extrusions that provide superior torsional rigidity and functionality
  • Connecting elements made of stainless steel and aluminum
  • 6-point ball bearing carriage on all axles/linear profiles
  • Play-free movement of the carriages (continuous adjustability, freely accessible externally without disassembly)
  • Round-thread spindle with precision spindle nut with integrated wear-resistant plastic
  • Maximum working speed of 3000 mm/min
  • Inspection covers on the Y-axis for easy maintenance and care
  • Silicone used to protect the mechanism from dirt on the Y-axis
  • Worktop made of wear-resistant HPL (simular to Formica- countertop material), optional aluminum T-slot table
  • Quick-change system allows you to switch from one application to the next in seconds
  • Integrated workpiece clamping system for plate materials with a thickness of up to 15mm
  • Flexible tool holder through Ø 43 mm clamping collar, optional adapter elements are available for M19x2 mm (Dremel) and Ø 20 mm (Proxxon)
  • Integrated control electronics in the machine housing. Only requires a power supply cable and USB cable to the computer – no wiring clutter.
  • Modular control electronics with standard USB port. Parallel port and 4-axis are optional
  • Compact size on many models – perfect for the desktop or workbench
  • EasyBuild construction manual uses pictures for detailed step-by-step assembly of the CNC-/3D-Desktop System
  • Can be assembled in as few as 3 hours
  • Control software that has been specifically designed to be easy for the novice but have all the functionaly for the professional user
  • Compatible with a variety of NC control software including UCCNC (included with most models), WinPC-NC and Mach 3/4
  • Delivery as an assembly kit saves time and money (the delivery as finished machine is optional)
  • Made in Germany, Warranty, service and support in Connecticut, USA.

For Stepcraft-2/300

Clamping Surface (X,Y):8.74″ x 14.96″ (222 x 380mm)
Working Space (X,Y,Z):8.27″ x 11.81″ x 3.15″** (210 x 300 x 80mm**)
Passage Height:4.53″ (115mm)
Torsional Stiffness (20N) (XYZ):.0027″ – .0047″ (.07 x .12mm)
Repeatability:+- .0015 (.04mm)
Programmable Resolution:.00019″ (.005mm)
Backlash:Approx. .003″ (.08mm), With software adjustable to 0.0mm
Maximum Speed:118.11 inch/min. (3.000 mm/min.)
Spindle:STEPCRAFT HF500, Dremel 4000 (or similar), Proxxon IBS/E
Linear Guide:STEPCRAFT – Aluminum extrusion (EN AW-6063 T66) with roller guides
Drive:Stepper motors
Tool Holder Diameter:1.69″ (43mm) (Optional smaller diameters)
Overall Size:16.93″ x 13.78″ x 16.14″ (430 x 350 x 410mm)
Weight:28.66 lbs. (13 kg)
Machine Table:HPL (formica laminate) – Optional Aluminum T-Slot
Input Voltage (AC):100 – 240V
Output Voltage (DC):30V
Power Consumption:90W
Interface:USB or Parallel
Software:UCCNC (included), WinPC-NC (optional), Mach3/4 (optional)

** Due to the design of the machine, the travel distance of the Z-Axis is reduced at the end positions of the X-Axis by .39″ (10mm)

For Stepcraft-2/420

Clamping Surface (X,Y):12.28″ x 19.69″ (312 x 500mm)
Working Space (X,Y,Z):11.81″ x 16.54″ x 5.51″** (300 x 420 x 140mm**)
Passage Height:6.89″ (175mm)
Torsional Stiffness (20N) (XYZ):.0027″ – .0047″ (.07 x .12mm)
Repeatability:+- .0015 (.04mm)
Programmable Resolution:.00019″ (.005mm)
Backlash:Approx. .003″ (.08mm), With software adjustable to 0.0mm
Maximum Speed:118.11 inch/min. (3,000 mm/min.)
Spindle:STEPCRAFT HF500, Dremel 4000 (or similar), Proxxon IBS/E, Dewalt DW611 (coming September 2015), Porter Cable 450 (coming soon)
Linear Guide:STEPCRAFT – Aluminum extrusion (EN AW-6063 T66) with roller guides
Drive:Stepper motors
Tool Holder Diameter:1.69″ (43mm) (Optional smaller diameters)
Overall Size:21.65″ x 16.93″ x 20.08″ (550 x 450 x 510mm)
Weight:33.07 lbs. (15 kg)
Machine Table:HPL (formica laminate) – Optional Aluminum T-Slot
Input Voltage (AC):100 – 240V
Output Voltage (DC):30V
Power Consumption:90W
Interface:USB or Parallel
Software:UCCNC (included), WinPC-NC (optional), Mach3/4 (optional)

** Due to the design of the machine, the travel distance of the Z-Axis is reduced at the end positions of the X-Axis by .39″ (10mm)

For Stepcraft-2/600

Clamping Surface (X,Y):17.01″ x 26.77″ (432 x 680mm)
Working Space (X,Y,Z):16.54″ x 23.62″ x 5.51″** (420 x 600 x 140mm**)
Passage Height:6.89″ (175mm)
Torsional Stiffness (20N) (XYZ):.0039″ – .0055″ (.10 x .14mm)
Repeatability:+- .0019 (.05mm)
Programmable Resolution:.00019″ (.005mm)
Backlash:Approx. .003″ (.08mm), With software adjustable to 0.0mm
Maximum Speed:118.11 inch/min. (3,000 mm/min.)
Spindle:STEPCRAFT HF500, Dremel 4000 (or similar), Proxxon IBS/E, Dewalt DW611 (coming September 2015), Porter Cable 450 (coming soon)
Linear Guide:STEPCRAFT – Aluminum extrusion (EN AW-6063 T66) with roller guides
Drive:Stepper motors
Tool Holder Diameter:1.69″ (43mm) (Optional smaller diameters)
Overall Size:28.74″ x 22.44″ x 20.08″ (730 x 570 x 510mm)
Weight:41.89 lbs. (19 kg)
Machine Table:HPL (formica laminate) – Optional Aluminum T-Slot
Input Voltage (AC):100 – 240V
Output Voltage (DC):30V
Power Consumption:90W
Interface:USB or Parallel
Software:UCCNC (included), WinPC-NC (optional), Mach3/4 (optional)

** Due to the design of the machine, the travel distance of the Z-Axis is reduced at the end positions of the X-Axis by .39″ (10mm)

For Stepcraft-2/840

Clamping Surface (X,Y):24.09″ x 36.22″ (612 x 920mm)
Working Space (X,Y,Z):23.62″ x 33.07″ x 5.51″** (600 x 840 x 140mm**)
Passage Height:6.89″ (175mm)
Torsional Stiffness (20N) (XYZ):.0039″ – .0055″ (.10 x .14mm)
Repeatability:+- .0019 (.05mm)
Programmable Resolution:.00019″ (.005mm)
Backlash:Approx. .003″ (.08mm), With software adjustable to 0.0mm
Maximum Speed:118.11 inch/min. (3,000 mm/min.)
Spindle:STEPCRAFT HF500, Dremel 4000 (or similar), Proxxon IBS/E, Dewalt DW611 (coming September 2015), Porter Cable 450 (coming soon)
Linear Guide:STEPCRAFT – Aluminum extrusion (EN AW-6063 T66) with roller guides
Drive:Stepper motors
Tool Holder Diameter:1.69″ (43mm) (Optional smaller diameters)
Overall Size:38.19″ x 29.53″ x 20.08″ (970 x 750 x 510mm)
Weight:68.34 lbs. (31 kg)
Machine Table:HPL (formica laminate) – Optional Aluminum T-Slot
Input Voltage (AC):100 – 240V
Output Voltage (DC):30V
Power Consumption:90W
Interface:USB or Parallel
Software:UCCNC (included), WinPC-NC (optional), Mach3/4 (optional)

** Due to the design of the machine, the travel distance of the Z-Axis is reduced at the end positions of the X-Axis by .39″ (10mm)

Computer Requirements

  • Windows PC with 1 GHz processor
  • MAC OS X 10.3.9 or later with Windows emulation (Parallels or Bootcamp)
  • Windows® XP, Windows Vista™, Windows® 7/8/10 (32/64 bit)
  • USB input on your computer
  • Can run from a laptop or desktop computer system

Tools Required

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver
  • L-Shape Allen wrenchs (1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 4.0 and 5.0mm)
  • 7mm and 8mm Wrench (or adjustable)
  • Long-nose pliers
  • Digital Caliper (preferred), manual one will work as well
  • Cutting knife
  • Felt tip marker

 

  • STEPCRAFT Machine (Kit or Ready-to-Run)
  • 110V AC Power Supply (with USA plug)
  • UCCNC Machine Control Software
  • Parallel-to-USB Interface (UC100)
  • USB cable
  • Full Color EasyBuild Assembly Manual
  • Operating Instruction Manual
  • First Steps Manual for UCCNC

Stepcraft 2 Machine Size Comparison

download Stepcraft-2 Operating Instructions (English)

 

download EasyBuild Assembly Manual (Sample)

 

download First Steps Manual for UCCNC

 

 

Additional Information

Base Machine

Stepcraft-2/420, Stepcraft-2/600

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