3D Tech Works
Custom Benchtop CNC Machines and Supplies
Technology for a 3D World 
3D Tech Workbee Kits
At A Glance

New Super Kit Machine

Available in sizes from 500x750mm to 1000x1000
(sizes over 1000mm belt drive only)

NEMA23 Motor Timing Belt Or Screw Drive on X,Y, Axes, Lead Screw Z  Axis

Electronics not included 

Available in several different sizes and configurations

Kits (motors included) Starting at $1595.00

(Note:  Some photos include optional extras)

We can also supply any of these machines fully assembled and tested!

3D Tech provides a value add package with these machines which includes stronger base, better Z axis, and Spoil Board mounting package ($100.00 value) at no extra cost!

The Workbee is a robust CNC router platform.   Originally designed by Ooznest in the UK, this platform is revolutionary in that it has capability for both belt and screw drive methods.   Screw drive can be implemented in all sizes up to 1000x1000mm, which is the largest lead screw available.  Sizes up to 1500x1500 are possible, but above 1000m on any axis it must be a belt drive.  It is made entirely of extruded aluminum sections with good strength and rigidity.   A sturdy base with front and back full width legs provides stability, and C-Beam extrusions form the axis tracks.  The V-groove profile provides very good rigidity with little weight.  The kits include all mechanical parts needed for the machine, including standard NEMA 23 motors.  Travel is somewhat less than the overall length to allow for width of the carriage, etc.

The Y-Axis rides on a pair of 14(!) wheel carriages on the c-beam extrusions.  Each carriage has an inner stiffener plate to further reinforce the carriage.  The Y - Gantry plates are machined aluminum, (not plastic as on some versions) and connected to each other with a c-beam extrusion that forms the track for the X-Axis.  The wide wheel spacing provides maximum strength and stiffness, while allowing the carriages to move freely.  There are 2 Y-Axis NEMA 23 motors, one for each side of the Y-Axis.  Each gantry plate has a motor mount for a belt drive located within the c-beam inner pocket.    For screw drive, the motors are mounted on the integral plates on the back of the c-beams, with the screw drive also running inside the c-beam pocket and protected from debris.

The X-Z axis carriage rolls over the c-beam extrusion connecting the side gantry plates, with a similar belt drive or screw drive system.  This beam is very strong.  There are 4 sets of double v-wheels that roll on top of the track for strength, and tthree sets of double wheels on the bottom of the X-Axis carriage. The wheels connect a pair of gantry plates front and back of the track extrusions for added strength and stiffness.  The rear gantry plate mounts the stepper drive motor for the X-Axis belt drive, while for screw drive the motor mounts on the end of the axis on one of the Y gantry plates.  The front gantry plate mounts the 6 vertical v-wheels for the Z-Axis traveller.

The Z-Axis C-Beam extrusion is 250mm in length, with a travel of a little over 80mm.   The Z axis is supported by 6 widely spaced v-wheels.  The Z-Axis actuator is lead screw driven by a top mounted stepper motor.  NEMA 23 motors are used throughout give additional torque for heavier spindle motors.   A 71mm heavy router mount is an option to use a Bosch Colt or a Dewalt Router.

An MDF spoil board is mounted in the bottom of the frame.  (Not included).  The kit can be configured either with a high spoil board (40mm higher) which gives additional rigidity to the Z axis but reduces Z axis travel, or a low spoil board which gives additional travel for thicker workpieces at the expense of a bit of rigidity.  The kit includes all parts for either configuration.



Specifications:  

  • Bed area Sizes available: 500x750mm, 750x750mm, 750x1000mm, 1000x1000mm, 1000x1500mm,* 1500x1500mm.*
  • Belt or screw drive options (belt only above 1000mm axis length)
  • includes Standard 175 Oz-in NEMA 23 motors
  • all mechanical parts included

*these sizes not generally recommended (belt drive only)

Options:

  • Mid Torque Motor Option - 4 * Mid Torque (265 oz/in) NEMA23 Stepper Motors
  • Dewalt DWP611 1.25 Hp variable speed router
  • 71mm Router Mount

Pricing  (Addons to Standard Machine):
  • Mid Torque NEMA23 Motors option (may require extra lead time)                                                   $150.00CDN
  • Dewalt DWP611 1.25 Hp variable speed router                                                                                $200.00CDN
  • 71mm Router Mount w/LED light ring                                                                                             $60.00CDN
  • Complete electronics package including power supply, stepper drivers, motion controller, 
  • mounting panel, dust shield, wire, cable chains, terminals, and all mounting hardware                     $450.00 CDN                                                                                                                
(Note:  Prices subject to change without notice.  Prices subject to fluctuation in US/CDN dollar conversion.  Prices do not include taxes or shipping and handling.  All pricing  FOB Calgary, Alberta


500x750mm kit of mechanical parts (including motors) screw drive                            $1595.00CDN
750x750mm kit of mechanical parts (including motors) screw drive                             $1695.00CDN
750x1000mm kit of mechanical parts (including motors) screw drive                          $1795.00CDN
1000x1000mm kit of mechanical parts (including motors) screw drive                        $1895.00CDN
1000x1500mm kit of mechanical parts (including motors) belt drive                           $CALL
1500x1500mm kit of mechanical parts (including motors) belt drive                          $CALL


1000x1000mm Fully Assembled and tested (router not included)                          $2995.00CDN


Includes:  kit of all mechanical components including motors, does not include electronics, power supply, router mount, router, or spoil board

Custom options, accessories, and enhancements can be added.    We can also supply this machine fully assembled and tested, with electronics.  Call or Email for price quote.