BoXZY Combines 3D Printer, CNC Mill, And Laser Engraver In One Device

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Sure, you can now get desktop versions of 3D printers, CNC mills, and laser engravers. But why not get one that does all three in a single box? That’s the selling point behind the BoXZY, a three-in-one desktop tool for the maker with limited tabletop space.

Remember when combining the fax, copier, scanner, and printer saved many offices from the horrors of too many desktop devices? Well, this does the same thing for makers’ workshops. Using changeable heads that you simply swap in, the device can quickly transform from a 3D printer to a CNC mill to a laser engraver, allowing it to perform different functions, depending on what you need in a project.

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Constructed with CNC-milled aluminum (quarter-inch thick body) and stainless steel hardware, BoXZY is as robust as 3D printers come, with a ballscrew actuation system that actuates all three axes, giving it an accuracy as high as 4 microns. For 3D printing, it can work with PLA, PVA, ninja-flex, ABS, and nylon; for milling, it can handle brass, aluminum, plastics, and hardwoods at speeds of up to 30,000 RPM; and for engraving, it can handle hardwood, leather, and plastic using a 2-watt laser. Designed to ship pre-built (no assembly needed), it features a build area of 6.5 x 6.5 x 8 inches (expandable to 9 x 9 x 8.5 inches) for 3D printing, a work area of 7 x 7 x 7 inches for the mill, and a mounting area of 10 x 10 inches for the engraver (it’s open on either side, so you can load longer objects).

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A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for BoXZY. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $2,499.

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3 Responses

  1. Marc

    BoXZY claims industrial grade C5 ballscrews and 4 micron positioning, but their pictures show Chinese C7 transport grade rolled ballscrews.

    C5 grade “ground” ballscrews – typically used for precision positioning- have 18 micron error per 300 mm of travel and cost $500 each. Transport grade C7 “rolled” ballscrews typically have 50 micron error per 300 mm.

    That’s why they’re called transport grade.

    They surely are not using C5 ground ballscrews at $500 each, so the “4 micron” resolution is pure fantasy.

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    • Sam

      It says as high as 4 microns that does not mean that you will achieve 4 micron accuracy, it’s just they got that in perfect laboratory conditions. It’s like saying my usb cable is going to get the maximum transfer speeds always, no that most likely will not happen.

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  2. Nicole

    For that price, you better have something very unique to make that you can sell to make some of your money back. Neat gadget though, technology keeps us alive inside!

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