CAMaster Introduces New Automatic Lubrication System for CNC Routers

Cobra Elite Series

CARTERSVILLE, GA — CAMaster, a manufacturer of high-quality, affordable, CNC production solutions based in Cartersville, Georgia, has introduced a new automatic lubrication system as an optional feature available on its CNC Routers.

There are many advantages to the CAMaster Auto Lube System, including the peace-of-mind of knowing that your machine will operate more efficiently and longer,” explained Cody Smith, sales manager for CAMaster. “The CAMaster Auto Lube System takes much of the guesswork out of maintenance, ensuring that your CNC Router’s bearings and ballscrew are properly and continuously lubricated to keep the machine performing at an optimal level.”

The CAMaster Auto Lube System eliminates the need to manually grease each bearing and ballscrew. It automatically applies the right amount of grease to each component every time and protects against premature wear of the ballscrew, bearings as well as the linear rails. And, since lubrication occurs while the machine is in operation, the CAMaster Auto Lube System reduces costly downtime and offers the best way to lubricate components in an abrasive or high-dust environment.  

To introduce this new feature, CAMaster will be offering the Auto Lube System, which is normally priced at $3,495, for the sale price of $2,995 through the end of 2019. The Auto Lube System is available only on new machines.

About CAMaster
Since 2008, CAMaster has offered high-quality, value-added, American-made CNC cutting solutions designed to help shops increase production and be more efficient. Based in Cartersville, Georgia, CAMaster manufactures fully integrated CNC Routers for a wide range of applications and budgets, with competitive pricing and unparalleled support. Each CAMaster CNC Router is built to exact standards and comes with one of the industry’s best after-sale support programs.


 FOR MORE DETAILS, CONTACT:

Cody Smith, Sales Manager
CAMaster, Inc.
149 Wansley Drive
Cartersville, GA  30121
Phone: 770 334 2448
Website: www.CAMaster.com

10% Off All CAMaster CNC Router Options and Upgrades

Cobra Elite SeriesCARTERSVILLE, GA — CAMaster, a manufacturer of high-quality, value-added, CNC production solutions based in Cartersville, Georgia, has announced that it is offering 10% off all options and upgrades on its CNC Routers, including the Cobra Elite, Panther and Stinger Series, ordered by 12/31/19. 

“CAMaster leads the industry in value-added features on CNC Routers, so this offer represents a significant savings to our customers,” explained CAMaster sales manager, Cody Smith. “All our CNC machines are made in the USA in Cartersville, Georgia, and our wide variety of available options really opens up production flexibility that attracts other income revenue streams.” Each CAMaster CNC Router has its own specific options and upgrades available — see www.CAMaster.com for the full list of options for each machine.

A partial list of available options for the Cobra Elite line of CNC Routers include drill banks, tangential knives, a mister system for cutting non-ferrous metals, aggregate heads, pop-up locating pins, a variety of spindle options, automatic lubrication system, rotary tool carousel and multiple vacuum systems. 

The Panther and Stinger lines of CNC Routers each include options such as recoil indexing lathe, fast tool change (FTC), laser cross hair, mister system, oscillating and non-oscillating tangential knives, laser engraver, remote handheld keypad, vacuum hold-down systems, phenolic tabletops and various spindles.

The 10% discount applies to all options and upgrades on all CAMaster Routers including the Cobra Elite, Panther and Stinger Series. All machine orders must be placed by 12/31/19 to qualify for the 10% discount. This offer cannot be applied to pending orders or combined with other discounts or promotions.

In addition to the 10% discount on options and upgrades, customers purchasing CAMaster CNC Routers are also eligible to take advantage of the IRS Section 179 Deduction for 2019. This section of the tax code allows businesses to deduct up to $1,000,000 on the full purchase price of new equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year, with 100% bonus depreciation.  

About CAMaster

Since 2008, CAMaster has offered high-quality, value-added, American-made CNC cutting solutions designed to help shops increase production and be more efficient. Based in Cartersville, Georgia, CAMaster manufactures fully integrated CNC Routers for a wide range of applications and budgets, with competitive pricing and unparalleled support. Each CAMaster CNC Router is built to exact standards and comes with one of the industry’s best after-sale support programs.


 FOR MORE DETAILS, CONTACT:

Cody Smith, Sales Manager
CAMaster, Inc.
149 Wansley Drive
Cartersville, GA  30121
Phone: 770 334 2448
Website: www.CAMaster.com

Steve Nelson – Candle Holder

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Here at Vectric we take great pride in seeing what the community have made using our software and their CNC machine, it seems like every time we scroll through the Vectric forum something catches our eye. This month is no different, we were taken back by the beautiful craftsmanship of Aspire user Steve Nelson (stevenelson46). Rotary work is becoming even more popular with CNC users and once mastered you can create amazing works of art just like this incredible candle holder.

Before Steve tells us about how he created this project, we wanted to know what lead him in to the world of CNC…

I’ve been a hobbyist woodworker for more than 45 years. Although I have sold and contracted a few things over the years I primarily do it just for fun, my family and friends have been the recipients of most of my projects.

In December of 2006 I was doing some shopping in Sears and while in the tools section I saw a Craftsman carving machine on display with a video that demonstrated some of the things that it could do. I was intrigued with the idea that there was a machine for a two-car garage hobbyist that could carve shapes and signs in wood. Impulsively, I bought it! Usually when someone buys something on the “spur of the moment” the novelty wears off quickly and it winds up occupying space and collecting dust. That was not the case for me this time. Even though it was another woodworking tool I was completely consumed by its amazing capabilities and tried to use it in almost all of my projects.

2A couple of years later I purchased the STL and DXF add-ons for the Carvewright system and that allowed projects designed in other programs to be imported and carved. Then, in 2011 I discovered Aspire. After that I was designing most of my CNC projects using Aspire, exporting and then importing them into the Carvewright Designer.

With many years of experience in the workshop Steve has been able to use his traditional tools along with a combination of software packages and a CNC machine to create his projects.

In 2018, Steve decided to upgrade his Aspire software to the latest version (9.5) which introduced powerful rotary tools and in turn lead to him being able to create this incredible candle holder. We’ll let Steve tell us all about it… 

In November of 2018 I bought a Camaster Stinger with a rotary ornamental lathe. I had been using the rotary attachment for the Carvewright for a while, so I wasn’t new to rotary projects but was intrigued by the recent addition/improvements to the rotary sections of Aspire. I discovered a candle holder project on the Legacy CNC website[link?] that was similar to what I wanted to do so I used some of their techniques and ideas along with the training videos from Vectric. Then, using Aspire, I designed my own version of a candle holder that was about 1 1/2” in diameter and 12” tall with a double spiral twist that was hollow in the middle.

I started off with a 14 inch blank of a Douglas Fir 4" by 4" fence post that I bought at Home Depot. Until I perfected the design and techniques, I didn’t want to waste a lot of money on expensive wood, so I just started with the cheap stuff. The blank was then trimmed down to about 1 5/8" square and rounded to 1 ½" using the rounding gadget toolpath in Aspire.

There are many ways and techniques to create the spirals, but I chose to create a bit in the tool database and assigned that bit to follow each of the spirals vectors that were generated by the wrapping gadget. Since I was going to use a raster 3D finish carve, the bit didn’t really have to exist. I just calculated the width and spacing first and then used trial and error to fine tune the final shape. I used the same created bit to do the round overs at the top and the bottom.

A component was then created from the toolpath preview along with an additional 2-rail sweep component for the rim of the candle bowl at the top. These components were used to create the 3D toolpaths that were sent to the machine.

To create the hollow effect, a 1/4" end mill was assigned to the same vectors as the spirals to a depth of ½ of the diameter of the blank plus a little extra to eliminate some sanding. This toolpath was also sent to the machine. Then a ½" end mill was used to create a ½" tenon at the bottom and a “part-off” at the top. 

For the base, I used a 4" length of the same 4” by 4” fence post. After rounding to a 3 1/8" diameter I used a 2-rail sweep to create the shape and cut it on the rotary lathe on the Camaster.  A 3D roughing toolpath and a 3D finish toolpath was used. After removing it from the lathe I used a drill press to drill a hole to accept the tenon.

After sanding everything with 120 through to 220 grit sandpaper; I applied 2 coats of rattle can shellac and 3 coats of Mohawk lacquer with some light sanding with 400 grit sandpaper between coats.

It’s evident from the final candle holder that Steve was able to use his vast knowledge of woodworking and design skills to approach this project in an unconventional way. I think I speak for everyone by saying we are truly inspired by the way he thinks and achieves such incredible final projects. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Steve for taking time out of his busy schedule to share his story with us all. Before we leave, we had to ask Steve what he has planned for the future? 

In the past I have made many projects. Some large, like kitchen and shop cabinets, and some small. But, it’s the small weekend projects like this one that I enjoy doing the most. I really don’t plan most of my projects. If I see something that I think is interesting and that I’d like to make, I’ll either design my own version or make one similar. Part of the joy of being retired is not having a schedule.

Media source: https://www.vectric.com/vectric-community/case-study/SteveNelsonCandleHolder

FREE Shipping on CAMaster CNC Routers in April 2019

CARTERSVILLE, GA — CAMaster, a U.S. based manufacturer of fully integrated CNC Routers, announces it is offering FREE shipping on any of their heavy-duty machines for April 2019. Each CAMaster CNC Router is a combination of precision engineering, industrial performance and unbeatable value. The company designs and builds the Cobra Elite, Panther and Stinger series under one roof in Cartersville, Georgia. CAMaster CNC Routers add performance and precision cutting to any process.

CAMaster-003The flagship Cobra Elite is designed for the industrial market to handle high production loads with speed, cut quality and versatility. It is available in three table sizes, with the largest being 5’ x 10’.

The Panther Series is popular with small woodworking and sign shops interested in opening diverse new revenue streams. It packs a punch in small spaces. It has many similar benefits to the Cobra Elite in a compact range of four table sizes.

The Stinger Series includes industrial grade, highly-affordable CNC Routers that come in multiple sizes, ranging from a 2′ x 3′ bench top to a full 4′ x 8′ machine, ideal for the hobbyist or small business that desires flexibility and precision repeatability.

For maximum versatility, many options can be added to CAMaster CNC Routers, including automatic tool changers, extended gantry heights, drill banks, vacuum tables, vacuum pod systems, aggregate heads, knives and much more.

Each CAMaster CNC Router comes with free lifetime technical phone support and online diagnostics.

Free shipping offer expires April 30, 2019 and does not include software or machine training. Offer is only valid on new orders and cannot be applied to pending orders or combined with other discounts or promotions.

For more information, visit www.CAMaster.com, call 770-334-2448, or email sales@camaster.com.

 

ABOUT CAMASTER, INC.

Since 2008, CAMaster has offered high-quality, affordable American-made CNC cutting solutions designed to help shops increase production and be more efficient. Based in Cartersville, Georgia, CAMaster manufactures fully integrated CNC Routers for a wide range of applications and budgets, with competitive pricing and unparalleled support. Each CAMaster CNC Router is built to exact standards and comes with one of the industry’s best after-sale support programs.

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FOR MORE DETAILS, CONTACT:

Cody Smith

CAMaster, Inc.
149 Wansley Drive
Cartersville, GA 30121
Phone (770) 334-2448

Email cody.smith@camaster.com or visit www.CAMaster.com

CAMaster to Display Its Market Leading CNC Routers at IWF 2018

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CARTERSVILLE, GA – CAMaster, a US-based manufacturer of fully integrated CNC Routers, will be displaying its market leading CNC cutting solutions at this year’s IWF trade show in Atlanta, GA on August 22-25, 2018, at booth 7713. “We are very excited to showcase our latest CNC Routers and Technology. We look forward to understanding and providing the right solutions to help both large and small businesses grow,” said CAMaster President/CEO, Thomas Mwangi.

The CAMaster Cobra Elite CNC Router is a true industrial machine that’s designed for high production environments. The Cobra Elite offers the most innovative and advanced CNC technology in its class including a digital AC servo drive system, 10:1 precision planetary gearboxes and a unique Z-Axis assembly that provides both high efficiency and high service life. The Cobra Elite is built with high versatility in mind and includes an automatic tool changer, extended gantry heights, drill banks, vacuum tables, vacuum pod systems, aggregate heads, knives and much more. With 2,500 ipm rapid traverse speed and 1,500 ipm cut speed, it drastically expands production capabilities and lowers production time.

The CAMaster Panther CNC Router is a full production CNC Router that is designed for mid-size businesses and is built with the same engineering principles as the Cobra Elite. The Panther CNC Router comes standard with many features that are found in more expensive CNC routers and is offered at a price point that has made a true price/performance breakthrough in the CNC router market. The Panther has many options available including an automatic tool changer, vacuum tables, knives and much more. The Panther is built to deliver exceptional cuts, consistent accuracy and lasting performance at an unbeatable price.

To learn more about CAMaster’s CNC solutions, visit us at booth 7713 at IWF 2018, www.CAMaster.com, sales@camaster.com or 770.334.2448.

ABOUT CAMASTER, INC.

Since 2008, CAMaster has offered high-quality, affordable, American-made CNC cutting solutions designed to help shops increase production and be more efficient. Based in Cartersville, Georgia, CAMaster manufactures fully integrated CNC routers for a wide range of applications and budgets, with competitive pricing and unparalleled support.  Each CAMaster CNC router is built to exact standards and comes with one of the industry’s best after-sale support programs.


FOR MORE DETAILS, CONTACT:

Cody Smith
CAMaster, Inc.
149 Wansley Drive
Cartersville, GA  30121
Phone (770) 334-2448

Email: cody.smith@camaster.com or visit www.CAMaster.com

CAMaster Launches New SignPro CNC Router

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CARTERSVILLE, GA — CAMaster, a US based manufacturer of fully integrated CNC routers, is excited to introduce its new SignPro router.

The SignPro router is designed with flexibility and performance in mind, giving its users the ability to cut wood, composites, plastics, non-ferrous metals, ACM, vinyl, magnet, gasket, fabrics, coroplast and much more.

Proudly made in the USA, the SignPro is built from a heavy, all-steel welded frame, a steel gantry and steel gantry supports that ensure maximum rigidity and durability. It is backed by an industry-best two-year warranty and CAMaster’s reputation for outstanding quality and customer support. Sold directly from CAMaster at almost half the cost of similar configured competitor models, the SignPro CNC Router is by far the best value on the market today.

Over the years, we have worked with a broad range of Signmakers and they have always expressed a strong interest in a robust CNC router that can handle both machining and digital cutting with first class speed, accuracy and cut quality. The SignPro is designed to fill this void,” explained CAMaster President, Thomas Mwangi.

The SignPro features rapid traverse speeds of 2500 ipm and cut speeds of 1500 ipm. It comes standard with many top of the line features including: a 4 HP HSD quick change spindle, an oscillating tangential knife, brushless digital AC servo-drive system, 25 MM precision rails and bearings and 10:1 precision planetary gearboxes specifically for precise cutting at higher speeds.

For a Signmaker, this combination of performance, flexibility and value is what separates the SignPro from other CNC Routers,” said Mwangi.

The SignPro is fully customizable. Options include the Optiscout Vision Registration system which uses a camera and software to eliminate errors while cutting, the Automatic Tool Changer for rapid tool changes while machining, a 5-zone vacuum table, a misting system for use while cutting aluminum and many more. The SignPro also comes standard with free lifetime technical phone support and online diagnostics.

For more information, visit www.CAMaster.com or call 770-334-2448. Email: sales@camaster.com

ABOUT CAMASTER, INC.

Since 2008, CAMaster has offered high-quality, affordable, American-made CNC cutting solutions designed to help shops increase production and be more efficient. Based in Cartersville, Georgia, CAMaster manufactures fully integrated CNC routers for a wide range of applications and budgets, with competitive pricing and unparalleled support.  Each CAMaster CNC router is built to exact standards and comes with one of the


FOR MORE DETAILS, CONTACT:

Cody Smith
CAMaster, Inc.
149 Wansley Drive
Cartersville, GA  30121
Phone (770) 334-2448

Email: cody.smith@camaster.com or visit www.CAMaster.com 

CAMaster Introduces the New Cobra Elite CNC Router

cobra-elite-seriesCARTERSVILLE, GA CAMaster, a US-based manufacturer of fully integrated CNC routers, is delighted to announce its new Cobra Elite CNC Router. The Cobra Elite is an American-made CNC router that’s built for cutting wood, composites, plastics, foam, and non-ferrous metals.

Proudly made in the USA, the Cobra Elite is a combination of precision engineering, industrial performance and unbeatable value. The Cobra Elite is backed by an industry-best two-year warranty and CAMaster’s reputation for outstanding quality and customer support. Sold directly from CAMaster at almost half the cost of similar configured competitor models, the Cobra Elite is by far the best value on the CNC router market today.

The Cobra Elite is a true workhorse. It is designed to handle high production loads with the speeds, cut quality and versatility that our customers need in order to succeed,” explained CAMaster President, Thomas Mwangi. “We don’t mind going beyond industry standards so that our customers can load their machine up, day after day, without a second thought.

The CAMaster Cobra Elite CNC Router is a built from a heavy, all-steel welded frame, a steel gantry and steel gantry supports that ensures maximum rigidity and durability. It comes standard with many top of the line features including a 12 HP HSD spindle, a brushless digital AC servo-drive system, 25 MM precision rails and bearings and 10:1 precision planetary gearboxes for precise cutting at higher speeds. With cut speeds of 1500 ipm and rapid traverse speeds of 2500 ipm, the Cobra Elite’s performance is what truly separates it from the competition.

CAMaster has designed the Cobra Elite Series with high versatility in mind, featuring an automatic tool changer, extended gantry heights, drill banks, vacuum tables, vacuum pod systems, aggregate heads, knives and much more. The Cobra Elite also comes standard with free lifetime technical phone support and online diagnostics.

For more information, visit www.CAMaster.com or call 770-334-2448. Email: sales@camaster.com

ABOUT CAMASTER, INC.

Since 2008, CAMaster has offered high-quality, affordable, American-made CNC cutting solutions designed to help shops increase production and be more efficient. Based in Cartersville, Georgia, CAMaster manufactures fully integrated CNC routers for a wide range of applications and budgets, with competitive pricing and unparalleled support.  Each CAMaster CNC router is built to exact standards and comes with one of the industry’s best after-sale support programs.


FOR MORE DETAILS, CONTACT:

Cody Smith
CAMaster, Inc.
149 Wansley Drive
Cartersville, GA  30121
Phone (770) 334-2448

Email: cody.smith@camaster.com or visit www.CAMaster.com