Craftsman’s Home CNC


I guess Sears has been feeling adventurous; I just posted on their foray into Second Life and now I’m finding out that they’re selling a Craftsman-branded home CNC machine (Link). Not that there aren’t other machines like this on the market, but when Sears starts selling one I get the feeling the market is getting ready to change in a big way. So while I’d be happier to see HP confirm all those rumors floating around that they’re using their print expertise to develop a 3D fabber (after all, Z Corporation’s printer uses HP printheads), this may actually signal the beginning of a wave that crashes on that ultimate announcement. Very cool.

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6 thoughts on “Craftsman’s Home CNC

  1. Hey thanks for dropping by!!! I am going to read your blog and lets keep in touch!!! Going to add ur blog to my link so I can always come back!

  2. My pleasure. I’m a big proponent of niche products and independent creators, so anything I can contribute to help people like you succeed, I’m more than happy to volunteer.

  3. whoops – got too fancy with a less than and dash after the URL – wordpress must have thought it was markup and thus ate the rest of the comment. Anyway – did a quick search of your blog, saw that you’d posted on fab@home (back in Oct?) and thought this bit of press – the URL in the earlier comment – might be of interest.

  4. Yep. Nothing else came through.

    The fab@home thing is interesting. They have a nice vid on YouTube… somewhere (doing a normal search doesn’t yield much; I found it via looking at some “reprap” videos). I’m actually more interested in solutions that use room temperature materials. The RepRap people have been pursuing low-temp plastics that just don’t have much appeal for me at the moment.

  5. It’s interesting that making virtual things physical is the cutting edge of printer design, while making physical things more virtual seems to be the direction of interface design (iPhone). In a less and less tactile world will these printers follow advanced film scanners (impressive but made obsolete by the quality of digital photography)?

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