Shapeoko 3

The Best CNC Machine in its Class. Period.

The Shapeoko 3 is a heavy duty desktop CNC machine designed to do real work, out of real materials like Aluminum, Hardwoods, and Plastics.

Everything you need to get started transforming your 2D or 3D designs into physical products is in the box. All you need is a Dewalt trim router and an idea!

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$50 (or less) shipping to anywhere in the continental US!

Great Service

Need to know if this machine is right for your application? Want to know the best way to machine something?

We are CNC nerds and we love talking to our customers.

Software Included

Every machine ships with a license of Carbide Create. A full featured 2.5D CAD/CAM package written from scratch by Carbide3D.

Carbide Create doesn't trade ease of use for functionality.

Built in the USA

From pre-assembly, to putting boxes together. We build every Shapeoko 3 kit in our own shop.

No contract manufacturers and no middle men.

A CNC for any workshop.
Regardless of size.

At Carbide3D, we believe that in Today's shop, a CNC machine should be just as common as a drill press or table saw.

We designed the Shapeoko 3 to be affordable enough for any shop and powerful enough to do real work.

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Everything you need to get started with CNC comes with your Shapeoko 3.

All the hardware to build the machine, the tools to put it together, and the cables to connect it to your computer.

Heck, we even include CAD/CAM software with every purchase of a machine.

The only thing you are left to purchase is a Dewalt Trim router. You can find these for around $99 at most hardware stores or on Amazon.


Whether you are making parts from scratch on the machine, or adding a little something extra to a project you've already completed, Shapeoko 3 is the ultimate woodworkers accessory.

Use it to make perfect inlays, do detailed engraving or create complex organic shapes.

Aluminum - your new best friend.

Perfect for so many projects, aluminum is the go-to material for strength, durability, and great looks.

With our robust frame design and powerful motors, you can cut through aluminum like other machines cut through pine.

Aluminum isn't an edge case for Shapeoko 3, and no special provisions need to be made to the machine. We eat aluminum for breakfast.

Sign Making

With Shapeoko 3 you can use v-carving software to make the perfect sign, import images and make relief carvings of your favorite artwork, or start from scratch and make a one of a kind.

Hardwoods, RenShape, and two-color HDPE are all popular material choices for sign makers. Shapeoko 3 can cut all of them.

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$50 flat rate shipping to anywhere in the US!

New To CNC?

If you are looking to get started with CNC, you've come to the right place

Over 10,000 people have started their CNC journey with Shapeoko. Many of them are in our forum, which you will find to be the most helpful CNC community on the internet.

Whether you are just starting or have grown out of your previous CNC, Shapeoko is the best CNC machine you can buy for less than $2,000. Everything you need comes in the kit. Even design software!

custom slingshots machined from 3/4in HDPE by Eric Au from Metro Grade Goods
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Software Included

We designed Shapeoko 3 from scratch, and while we were at it, we raised the bar for what should be included with a CNC machine.

Later this year we'll be releasing Carbide Create a full featured 2.5D CAD/CAM program for Mac and Windows!

A copy of Carbide Create will ship FREE with every machine purchased.



  • Metric: 725mm x 600mm
  • Imperial: 28.5" Wide x 23.6" Deep
  • Cutting Area

  • Metric: 425mm x 425mm x 75mm
  • Imperial: 16" x 16" x 3" Inches

  • Power

  • Input: 110 / 240 V
  • Output: 24VDC, 5A
  • Electronics

  • Industrial grade 3-axis motion control board with 4 drivers.
  • GRBL Firmware.

  • Spindle

  • Dewalt DW611 (Not included)
  • Porter Cable 450 (Not included)
  • Software

  • Carbide Motion Machine Control Software.
  • (Windows and Mac)

  • Frame

  • Custom Aluminum Extrusion
  • 10ga Formed Steel Plates
  • Motion System

  • GT2 Belting, 2mm pitch
  • 120oz/in NEMA23 Motors (4 total)

  • Who We Are

    Shapeoko was founded in 2011 by Edward Ford and has since grown into one of the most popular Desktop CNC machines available, with thousands of units shipped all over the world.

    In 2014, Shapeoko became part of Carbide3D. Now one company, we are using our combined talents to revolutionize desktop manufacturing.

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    We don't want to sell you a machine if it won't work for you!

    Apollo is one of the founders of Carbide 3D and he's spent more time with our machines than anyone. He'd be happy to take a look at your parts and let you know if Shapeoko or Nomad are the right fit for your application.

    Contact Apollo