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See this other page for Material_suppliers. Started on our local wiki http://wiki.nybi.cc/index.php/BootFabLab ; after adding the Material_suppliers list, I thought it was good to add this one too :) --Emmanuel Gilloz 16:42, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

See also : http://www.minifablab.nl/small-fablab-suite-the-10k-fablab/

Please keep the tables in alphabetical order

CNC Router Milling Machine

Small

Precision Milling Machine are used to make small things like PCB traces, or are good to learn the basics of cnc/gcode/etc.

Vendor/Project (with link) Shipping location Capacities Open-Source DIY Kit Assembled Approximate costs Additional notes/Link to review page
Cyclone PCB Factory - 100 x 160 x 30 mm Yes No No xxx ? -
Mantis-30 - 190 x 130 x 40 mm Yes No No 150 € metric version of the Mantis
MiniCNC From Belgium 180 x 180 x ?? mm Yes Yes No 680 € Contrary to the usuals machines, you put it on the material to cut, thus you can engrave any size of material (e.g.: a door, a wall, etc.) / MiniCNC
MTM SnapLock - 152 x 100 x 44 mm Yes  ? No 600 $ MIT project of a small precision milling machine
Othermill US capacities No ? Yes ? Yes ? 1500 $ -
Piccolo -  ?? x ?? x ? mm Yes Yes No 70$ tiny cnc-bot
Roland iModela From EU 86 x 55 x 26 mm No No Yes 749 € very good little machine, especially for a first experience with a cnc and to learn this type of process
Shapeoko From US 200 x 200 x 88,9 mm Yes Yes No 300 - 600 $ 45 days lead time (for the Inventables shop)

Medium (between 250 and 500 mm)

Vendor/Project (with link) From Capacities Open-Source DIY Kit Assembled Approximate costs Additional notes/Link to review page
ID&Conception France 500 x 300 x 100 mm No ? Yes No 700 € -
Diylilcnc US 254 x 254 x 51 mm Yes No No 600 - 1000 $ this is the v1, a v2 is in development
FireBall_v90 US 304 x 457 x 76 mm No Yes No 1000 - 3000 $ beware that it is working in 120V
LumenLab Micro v3
LumenLab M3
US 323 x 298 x 85 mm
483 x 483 x 95 mm
No Yes Yes 1300 - 2900 $
1600 - 3600 $
seems they have closed
Qu-Bd Rapid Prototyping Mill US 321 x 333 x 275 mm Yes  ? Yes 1700 - 2600 $ pre order on their shop
Solsylva US medium to large No No No xxx $ -
ZenToolWorks US xxx x xxx x xx mm No Yes No 1000$ sold with Mach3/LazyCam (replace the latest by PyCam, and Mach3 by EMC2 if you can)
The Othercutter - xxx x xxx x 5mm ? Yes ? No ? No ? 200$ ? for carboard and light material (work like a plotter or the Phlatprinter)

Large

Vendor/Project (with link) From Capacities port G-code Open Source DIY Kit Assembled Approximate costs Additional notes/Link to review page
3 Axis CNC Router - 1100 x 600 x 100 mm Yes No No  ? -
cnc router parts US -  ? -  ? Yes No  ? -
CNC-Shop 3020
3040
6040
6040HD
6090
From Switzerland



955 x 615 x 100 mm
//,USB,eth Yes No No Yes 2570 - 3670 € 2-3 months delays
FireBall Comet US 635 x 635 x 127 mm No No Yes 3300 $ 2 - 12 weeks lead time
Joes'2006 -  ? Yes  ? No xxx $ (an article in french about it)
PdjInc PilotPro 2626
PilotPro 2642
PilotPro 2650
US 660 x 660 x 114 mm
660 x 1066 x 114 mm
660 x 1270 x 114 mm
No Yes Yes 3750 - 4700 $
4250 - 5200 $
4650 - 5600 $
4 weeks delay
Makko 430
Makko 640
Makko 850
Makko 1070
France/Germany 450 x 320 x 120 mm
600 x 390 x 130 mm
800 x 520 x 120 mm
1000 x 680 x 120 mm
//, USB No No Yes 2400 - 3400 € -
Mechmate -  ? No No No - -
ShopBot PRSstandard 48-48 US 1.22m x 1.22m x 0.15 No No Yes 11,495.00 $ -
ShopBot PRSstandard 96-48 US 2.44m x 1.22m x 0.15m No No Yes $12,895.00 -
ShopBot PRSstandard 96-60 US 2.44m x 1.52m x .15m No No Yes $14,495.00 -
Sindrian Arts Kikori US cap Yes Yes  ? 4000 $ Prototyped, kickstarted

Extra Large

(add a table for those very big machines)

5 Axis

Plotter and Vinyl Cutter

Vendor/Project (with link) Shipping location Capacities Open-Source DIY Kit Assembled Approximate costs Additional notes/Link to review page
Creadhesif France - No No Yes 200 - 1500 € reseller of http://www.silhouettefr.fr/ french distributor of Graphtec products
SILOUETTE Caméo France - No No Yes 299 € lab location : faclab
Dika C12 France 300 mm No No Yes 800 € Supplied with plenty of consumables. Reseller of SignMax.us
Mimaki
Roland
SignMax US - no no yes 370 - 3500 $ -
creation-cn China - No No Yes xxx ? seems to be a main manufacturer of plotters you may find via many resellers (look for the shape)
Oxygene-numerique FR - No No Yes xxxx ? Roland-DG reseller

2D Printer

  • there was a open-source project to make an open-source direct to garment printer using an Epson R1900 (to print on fabric)

Laser Engraver and Cutter

Vendor/Project
(with link)
Shipping
location
Capacities Laser Cooling Open-Source DIY Kit Assembled Approximate
costs
Fablab location Additional notes
Link to review page
Arketype France - CO2 Water No No Yes 5k - 30k€ Probably made in China
Buildlog - - CO2 - Yes almost No  ? -
Epilog
Zing 16
Zing 24
Mini 18
Helix 24
US 16"x12" 406x305mm
24"x12" 610x305mm
18"x12" 457x305mm
24"x18" 610x457mm
C02
25,30,40W
30,40,50,60W
25,30,40,45W
30,40,45,50,60,75W
air No No Yes xx xxx $
-
-
-
Artilect (France)
-
HPC
Laserscript 6040
UK 600 x 400 mm CO2 40-50 W water No No Yes 4000 £ Faclab (France)(6840=680X400) GSI lab (France) Made in China, improved in Uk.
Don't forget to get a filter.
They also sell bundles of PMMA at a good price.
Lasersaur - 610 x 1220 mm CO2 100W water Yes almost No 8435€ in Beta development
MicroSlice - miniature Diode Air Yes Yes No 400$ - -
MLLaser ML-40
ML-40A
ML-40A+
ML-W400
2616
France variable CO2 water No No Yes 1400€
1600€
1900€
3600€
16000€
Assembled in France, most components like the frame are from China
Multicam US huge CO2 water No No Yes xx xxx $ Barcelona
Trotec SPEEDY 300 France 726 x 432 mm CO2 12, 25, 30, 45, 60, 80, 100 Watts - No No Yes 35-55000 $ Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (Paris, France)(Speedy 300&400) Austria Made - - Include : delivery, formation, setup in place, software, extractor (to atmosphere or carbon filter)
Trotec SPEEDY 400 France -1000 x 610 mm CO2 40-120 Watts - No No Yes 40-55000 $ Artilect (Toulouse, France) (Speedy 400) Austria Made - - Include : delivery, formation, setup in place, software, extractor (to atmosphere or carbon filter)
Universal Laser System US - CO2 air No No Yes xx xxx $ - -
CR-Clarke UK 800x800 to 3000x2200  ?  ? No No Yes xxx xxx ? - -

3D-Printer

Other comparison charts :

Filament based

See also : reprap.org/wiki/Mendel_Buyers_Guide

Vendor/Project (with link) Shipping location Type Capacities Open-Source DIY Kit Assembled Approximate costs Additional notes/Link to review page
Emmanuel Gilloz/whats design : Foldarap From France Foldarap, the folding silent reprap ... x ... x ... mm Yes Yes No 600 € Foldable, very silent, quiet, pla 1,75, same resolution as replicator 2
A2APrinter From Canada Prusa 200 x 200 x 140 mm Yes Yes No 550 $ -
Lulzbot From US Prusa 200 x 200 x 140 mm Yes No Yes 2500 $ -
Makergear From US Prusa
Mosaic
200 x 200 x 140 mm
130 x 130 x 130 mm
Yes
 ?
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
825 $
900 - 1300 $
good machines
RepRapPro From UK Huxley
Prusa
140 x 140 x 110 mm
200 x 200 x 110 mm
Yes Yes No 400 - 500 €
500 - 600 €
Store of Adrian Bowyer (inventor of the RepRap) and JeanMarc (who made the eMaker Huxley). Recommended.
Romscraj From Singapore Prusa 220 x 220 x 140 mm Yes Yes No 580 $ Gen6, LM8UU
Skb-Kiparis From Russia Prusa 200 x 200 x 140 mm Not really Yes Yes 900 - 1500 $ Prusa with vertical x-axis
The RepRap Kit Store From UK Prusa 200 x 200 x 140 mm Yes Yes No 435 £ Melzi, LM8UU
Ultimaker From Netherland Ultimaker 200 x 200 x 200 mm Yes Yes No 1200 € Bowden, 3mm

Paste based

You can also use a syringe-paste-extruder on a filament printer with a little mod (add link from Thingiverse, was made by Joris of Protospace) or by replacing the extruder for a paste-extruder (like the makerbot frostruder).

Vendor/Project (with link) Shipping location Type Capacities Open-Source DIY Kit Assembled Approximate costs Additional notes/Link to review page
Fab@Home From US Fab@Home  ? x ? x ? mm Yes No No 1000 $ Can print multiple materials
Unfold Studio From Belgium Unfold Ceramics printer  ? x ? x ? mm Yes Yes No xxxx $ Ceramic printer

Powder

Vendor/Project (with link) Shipping location Capacities Open-Source DIY Kit Assembled Approximate costs Additional notes/Link to review page
Zcorp 250
450
650
850
 ?  ? x ? x ? mm No No Yes 19 000 € (50€/kg powder)
29k
43k
70k
Can print in color (3k the powder pack, 2,8k for maintenance)

Resin

Vendor/Project (with link) Shipping location Capacities Open-Source DIY Kit Assembled Approximate costs Additional notes/Link to review page
Objet 500  ?  ? x ? x ? mm No No Yes 250 000 € (500€/kg resin) Can print in many materials/colors
FORM 1 / Form Labs  ?  ? x ? x ? mm No No Yes 3299 € (500€/kg resin) Can print in resin
Envisiontec  ?  ? x ? x ? mm No No Yes xx xxx ? -

Plasma Cutter

Vendor/Project (with link) Shipping location Capacities Open-Source DIY Kit Assembled Approximate costs Additional notes/Link to review page
ID CONCEPT - JD CUT / MINIMAP 6X6 FRANCE 600 x 600 mm No No Yes 3 450,00 € (without Z axis motorised (850€), chassis (850€), plasma torch (2450€ for " hyperterm powermax 45)
ID CONCEPT - JD CUT / MINIMAP 6X12 France 600 x 1200 mm No No Yes xxx xxx ? -
ID CONCEPT - JD CUT / MINIMAP 12X12 France 1200 X 1200 mm No No Yes xxx xxx ? -


Waterjet Cutter

Vendor/Project (with link) Shipping location Capacities Open-Source DIY Kit Assembled Approximate costs Additional notes/Link to review page
Nanjing Jete China  ? x ? x ? mm No No Yes xx xxx ? -
Multistation France - No No Yes xxx xxx ? -
Mecanumeric France - No No Yes xxx xxx ? -
Omax Us ? - No No Yes xxx xxx ? -

Vacuum Forming

Vendor/Project (with link) Shipping location Surface Thickness Open-Source DIY Kit Assembled Approximate costs Additional notes/Link to review page
Multistation 300XQ
508-DT
508-FS
France 430 x 280 x 220 mm
508 x 457 x 185 mm
508 x 457 x 290 mm
6 mm No No Yes 5 000 €
x xxx ?
-
Thing 35402 - - small Yes No No xx ? -
Thing 35486 - - small-medium Yes No No xx ? -

3D Scanner

  • nextengine.com 3k$
  • kinect+reconstructMe 100$
  • david laser scanner

Lathe

  • robotshop.com/tabletop-lathes.html

Embroidery