AboutShopBot Tools, Inc.,
Founded in 1996 in Durham, North Carolina, ShopBot Tools, Inc., designs, manufactures and distributes CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) routers for milling, drilling, and cutting of wood, plastic, metals and other materials -- powerfully, precisely, and affordably.
Now celebrating our 18th year of technology innovation, ShopBot's digital fabrication tools are carving out the future of manufacturing, production, prototyping, grassroots 'making,' and education. Today almost 7,000 ShopBots are at work in small shops and larger production facilities across the U.S. and around the world. They are used in a range of production operations from plastic trimming, to aluminum drilling to signmaking, cabinetmaking and all types of woodworking, as well as to producing stealth fighters and manufacturing hi-tech housing.
ShopBot founder Ted Hall created the company to make the power and precision of digital technology available to and affordable for individual 'makers' and small to midsize manufacturers. Rather than having to invest $100K or more to use CNC technology, a ShopBot enables the use of digital fabrication with an investment of as little as $5000.