Vectricians at Maker Faire 2011:
Brian, James and Edward had the fantastic opportunity to attend the San Francisco Maker Faire (http://makerfaire.com) this year as representatives of Vectric on the Shopbot stand.
We wanted to show something technically interesting and in keeping with the ethos of the Maker community so, in just two weeks, we put together a booth based around a $150 Xbox Kinect scanner and a customized development build of Aspire. Read More >
ECK Designs - VCarve Pro Signmakers
"This software has allowed us to produce just about anything I need. From standard VCarved signs, to textured backgrounds, and custom cut letters and logos for interior applications."
After discovering Edward Eck's work in a popular sign magazine, Vectric were eager to learn more about his company ECK Designs. In this case study we see how Edwards business has grown over the years, creating magnificent signage, and gaining an enviable reputation using Vectric's VCarve Pro software exclusively for their production. Read More >
Tiger Tank Project
"Just to show that Aspire can do more then just signs, box's or cute engravings. The following pictures show what else Aspire can do!"
Al Johnston, a retired hobbyist with over 20 years experience in manufacturing & assembly in a metal production plant, has taken on the ambitious project of producing a replica German TIGER Early model tank at 1/6th scale. Al's research & desire to prove this can be done using Aspire is to be admired in this progessive case study. Read More >
Stairway Carved with Wildlife and Scenery
"Living in the Canadian north, the scenery and the animals were something that I always wanted to combine into my work."
Al Foster was approached by a couple who had recently seen some 3D carvings he had produced at a local craft fair. They asked Al if he would be interested in making a series of 36 panels for the stairway and balcony rails in their house, that would incorporate a northern theme of animals and sceney, to which he gladly accepted. This case study documents Al's work throughout this project, and his transition into 3D modeling & machining. Read More >