You can come to The Spark @ Discovery Park M130 and Willis 135 try out your hand at our milling machine to use for test milling projects. Our machine can mill on a wide variety of materials, including Plexiglas, soft woods like maple and pine, plywood, soft metals like aluminum, rubber, cork, foam, and printed circuit boards.
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Carvey is an easy-to-use, desktop 3D carving machine for making ideas into real objects. Carvey brings out the maker in all of us.
Carvey is a 3D carving machine that allows you to make quality objects out of a variety of materials including wood, metal, and plastic. Using Carvey and our free design software, you can make jewelry, signs, toys, and even circuit boards. Schools use Carvey to teach students about digital manufacturing.
The Carvey was the most successful Kickstarter campaign in Chicago in 2014. In 2016 Carvey won the Core77 Design Award in the Open Design category whose underlying purpose is creation or recreation by the end-user, either through production (ex. 3D Carving), assembly (ex. DIY), or personal customization.
The Carvey is located in The Spark in Willis Library 135 Northwest Floor.