Inventables have launched Carvey, a remarkably easy-to-use 3D carving machine on Kickstarter. Carvey allows you to create original, handmade objects out of materials, such as woods, metals or plastics.
Carvey is small enough to fit onto your tabletop, and is enclosed in an aluminum case, meaning it is quiet enough to be used at home, your workplace or even within a classroom setting. Carvey is ideal for makers and design professionals of all levels – from artists and teachers to architects and engineers. Whether you’re a hobbyist who wants to carve objects for fun or for your business, or simply want to create and customize objects for your home, consumers, designers, and creators alike can experiment with new ideas and make original objects.
[quote by=”Zach Kaplan, Inventables CEO”]In the past few years we’ve seen an explosion in 3D printing, and we believe that 3D carving is the next step. We are looking for the support of the Kickstarter community to make Carvey a reality. Carvey is for the maker in all of us, and we hope we can bring everyone the opportunity to create something exciting.[/quote]
Carvey is easy to use and works straight out of the box. Every Carvey comes with Easel, free design software designed by the team specifically for Carvey that lets you design in 2D and 3D instantly. Running in a web browser, it allows you to design or import your ideas, connect Carvey via USB, click “carve” and then watch as it creates your objects. Directly import from other programs, or choose a file from a library of projects to which makers and designers can also add their own designs.
Key features of Carvey include:
- Automatic calibration so you can click “Carve” to start
- Case design makes the machine quiet enough for you to talk on the phone while it’s running
- Seamless integration with Easel software for easy workflow from design to finish
- Color-coded bit system simplifies multi-cut jobs
- LED lighting inside the case to keep you aware of progress
[quote by=”Chief Engineer, Bart Dring”]People want to create their own products out of different materials, but there is nothing available on the market as affordable and easy to use as Carvey. We aim to make the process of making easier and more inspiring, in a way that considers the overall user experience – and we hope we’ve created this with Carvey.[/quote]
Carvey is available to back on Kickstarter now, with early bird pledge levels starting from $1999.