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ShopBot Tools 2023 Supporter of Make48

One of the leading manufacturers and distributors of CNC routers is officially back for another season.

ShopBot Tools has been the standard when it comes to CNC routers and has been a longtime collaborator of Make48 (since 2015). ShopBot 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.

The Durham, NC company provides equipment, tools and specialists for each and every Make48 event, to help the teams build their ideas. Their technicians have been a part of the family since season one. This past year, ShopBot helped create 49 innovations, ideated by participants at Make48’s 2022 regionals city events. They also had the notable experience of working with ShopBot’s talented techs including, Chris Burns, Aaron Brown and Alex Hardison.

Season six will be filmed this spring at the UMKC Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise and Research Center, where the teams will create an idea in 48 hours. ShopBot Tools will be participating in the event in Kansas City, as well as the 2023 City Regional events this summer, and season seven this fall!

ShopBot is one of the largest producers of digital fabrication equipment for small-to-mid sized manufacturing, DIY, and education markets. The company provides unparalleled support for its user community with forums, production support services, and specialized training classes. All of their ShopBot tools are designed, built in, and supported from their Durham, NC headquarters. To learn more visit

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