Completely Redesigned, Flagship Machine Available December 1, 2017
Next Wave Automation has just announced that it will introduce an entirely new version of its flagship, small-format CNC Shark, which will be called the CNC Shark II. Available December 1, 2017, the all new CNC Shark II will include nearly all of the robust, industrial features of its HD4 CNC, but at a lower price point and smaller-shop footprint.
“The CNC Shark was one of the first, widely distributed small format CNC machines in the world,” says Tim Owens, founder and CEO. “Though still an excellent machine, it was time to update and improve it and that’s exactly what we did – the new CNC Shark II machine is an industrial powerhouse with a small footprint, so that hobbyists and small shops can have a full range of functionality without having to create the space or the budget for machines costing, literally, thousands of dollars more.”
The CNC Shark II now incorporates 30 mm bars (225% larger than the original CNC Shark) and larger NEMA 23 stepper motors which allows the use of larger, full size 2 ¼ HP routers or a water-cooled spindle. This significant change now provides the CNC Shark II with a full 7 inches of cutting capacity, allowing it to support 4th axis and Laser modules.
Other improvements include a metal back plate and interlocking aluminum table with rigid channels for fast, flexible clamping.
The CNC Shark II ships with one a 3/8″ Diameter V-Groove Bit, two hold-down clamps, VCarve Desktop V9.0 Design software and CNC Shark Control Panel operating software with Virtual Zero technology and works with Windows 7 or later. The CNC Shark II is backed by a one-year limited warranty and manufactured in the U.S.A.