The ShopBot Desktop at MIDAS Lab is a digital fabrication powerhouse. In addition to impressive woodworking capabilities, the Desktop model delivers engraving level precision and the power and rigidity to machine parts from wood, plastic, aluminum, and other materials. The Desktop can perform a wide range of workbench, prototyping and production projects. And it is a flexible platform to support your growing digital fabrication interests and needs. Our setup includes automatic chip collection vacuum to improve your cutting efficiency and handling time.

  • XYZ Movement: 24″ x 18″ x 5.5″ (609.6mm x 457.2mm x 139.7mm)
  • Cutting Volume: 24” x 18” x 3.5” (609.6mm x 457.2mm x 88.9mm) [e.g. with 2″ long cutter]
  • Footprint with Router: 36″ x 32″ x 30″(h)
  • Footprint with Spindle: 39″ x 32″ x 30″(h) [Spindle VFD fits to right side of gantry]
  • Weight: 102 lbs [without router/spindle]
  • Frame: Welded aluminum, precision ground guide surfaces
  • Deck: Aluminum “T” slot extrusion [removable]
  • Linear Bearings: Fully supported precision linear guides and blocks on each axis [THK]
  • Drive System: Motors with integral, precision-coated lead screw with anti-backlash technology on each axis
  • Integral guard and dust skirt
  • Cut Speed: 4 inches per second (100mm/sec)
  • Jogging Speed: 6 inches per second (150mm/sec)
  • Resolution: 0.00025” (.00635mm)