Observations from AWFS 2017
The turnout for this year’s AWFS Fair at the Las Vegas Convention Center is proof that the woodworking industry is primed for expansion. At the ShopBot booth, attendees were able to check out a fully-loaded PRSalpha 96-60 with Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) and vacuum hold-down, see a Desktop MAX in action, and hear about how the rotary indexer is allowing users to rethink what’s possible on a traditional CNC router. The team also held a special cocktail event at the Strip’s famous restaurant, The Barrymore, where those interested in CNC got to mingle with ShopBot team members and see what makes being a ShopBot community member so special.
One of the unseen heroes in the ShopBot booth was FabMo, ShopBot’s new CNC software platform. FabMo provides fast, smooth, motion and incredible ease of use because it allows our CNC tools to be run and managed from any device – phone, tablet, PC, Mac, iPad, etc., and to be run wirelessly or wired. Anyone who watched the snappy cabinet-cutting of the PRSalpha ATC saw FabMo in action. FabMo makes CNC more efficient; it makes CNC easier to use; it makes your CNC better. We’re currently shipping FabMo on Handibots and Desktop products and will be moving it to full-size tools this fall. Shortly after that, FabMo will be available as a control card upgrade for all older ShopBot tools.