CNC Router for Workshop Pros

STEPCRAFT M-Series

All the space you need! The STEPCRAFT M-Series is the all-rounder among CNC machines. With Freestyle Milling™ and two different machine table heights, the CNC system offers features never seen before. Start today with processing large sheet materials, wooden tables or even floors! The CNC router can run 24/7 and can be used for milling as well as for 3D printing, lasering, plotting or cutting thanks to the numerous CNC accessories. The STEPCRAFT M-Series fits perfectly into workshops, schools or production halls.


Flexi Guides™

Quick and easy guidance of cables and tubes.

Bosch Rexroth Ball Bearing Guide

High precision guide out of hardened steel. Reliable, accurate and next to wear-free.

Tool Holder Ø 43 mm

Standard tool holder enables the use of different tools.

igus® dryspin Threaded Lead Screw

Out of wear-resistant igus® high performance polymers. The adjustable lead screw nuts minimize backlash. HIWIN® ball screws optionally available.

Optimal Dust Protection

Three seals on the Y-axis prevent the ingress of dust an debris into the machine.

Two Machine Table Heights

The perfect height for your workpiece! Also optimally suited for the permanent installation of CNC accessories.

NEMA 23

Powerful stepper motors for perfect milliing results.

Machine Table

Standard MDF machine table with aluminum T-slots for flexible clamping of workpieces, aluminum T-slot table optionally available

Semi Closed Loop-System™

With the optional Semi Closed Loop System™ you can upgrade your CNC machine to a step monitoring on all CNC axes.

  • Flexi Guides™

    Quick and easy guidance of cables and tubes.

  • Bosch Rexroth Ball Bearing Guide

    High precision guide out of hardened steel. Reliable, accurate and next to wear-free.

  • Tool Holder Ø 43 mm

    Standard tool holder enables the use of different tools.

  • igus® dryspin Threaded Lead Screw

    Out of wear-resistant igus® high performance polymers. The adjustable lead screw nuts minimize backlash. HIWIN® ball screws optionally available.

  • Optimal Dust Protection

    Three seals on the Y-axis prevent the ingress of dust an debris into the machine.

  • Two Machine Table Heights

    The perfect height for your workpiece! Also optimally suited for the permanent installation of CNC accessories.

  • NEMA 23

    Powerful stepper motors for perfect milliing results.

  • Machine Table

    Standard MDF machine table with aluminum T-slots for flexible clamping of workpieces, aluminum T-slot table optionally available

  • Semi Closed Loop-System™

    With the optional Semi Closed Loop System™ you can upgrade your CNC machine to a step monitoring on all CNC axes.

CNC Milling Machine for large and small CNC projects

The perfect size for each CNC project! The CNC router offers lots of space for the CNC manufacture of individual parts. With the M.500, M.700 and M.1000 you can realize the most exciting tasks from prototyping and architecture to fixtures and vocational training. From mini mill to industrial CNC machine, you can choose the perfect size for your needs. All CNC mills of the STEPCRAFT M-Series are available as diy cnc machine or as ready-to-run system.

Unique: Freestyle MillingTM

Milling, laser engraving or 3D printing — how and where you want! The STEPCRAFT M-Series is the only CNC machine featuring real Freestyle Milling™ worldwide! Simply place the CNC machine wood where it is needed. The powerful vacuum panels will attach the CNC router firmly to the ground. Thanks to the completely removable machine table, you can engrave letterings, patterns and designs into floors, furniture, sheet material or permanently installed workpiece materials. The numerous possible mobile applications make the STEPCRAFT M-Series the most versatile CNC router machine in the world - protected as a utility model by German trademark and patent office.


Freestyle Milling™ M-Series

Free placement

The CNC system that only needs to be as large as your CNC router project! With the STEPCRAFT M-Series you can save the money for a giant CNC mill. Just remove the machine table and mill all the way down.

Freestyle Milling™

Floors, panels and many more

More space for creative freedom! From tabletop to wardrobe to hardwood floor: Use the innovative Freestyle Milling™ to individually process existing furniture and built-in floors.

Vacuum Panels Freestyle Milling™

Powerful vacuum panels

Powerfully hold in place! The vacuum panels can be easily attached to your CNC router and have to be connected with a suitable vacuum cleaner. The generated vacuum secures your CNC router machine on the spot.

Innovation on every Level

The STEPCRAFT M-Series offers entirely new possibilities of CNC machining. On two different machine table heights, you can realize almost every CNC router project in your CNC workshop! The 90° T-slot table even allows for the vertical clamping of workpieces! This way, the CNC router excels on all levels in innovative and comfortable clamping methods.


Two Machine Table Heights

  • The perfect height for your workpiece
  • Linear Profiles Y for two different Machine Table Heights
  • Perfectly suited for CNC processing of higher workpiece
  • Easy and quick installation and removal thanks to EasyFix locking nuts
  • Allows for permanent installation of CNC accessories (4th accessories)
  • Quick and easy conversion

Machine Table with T-Slots

  • Quick and easy clamping of CNC workpieces
  • MDF machine table with aluminum T-slots
  • Easily removable CNC machine table elements
  • Fits both CNC machine table levels
  • Aluminum T-slot table optionally available

90° T-slot table

  • Easy installed instead of a machine table element
  • Five T-slots for flexible clamping
  • 90° T-slot table optimally suited for vertical securing of workpieces
  • Machine Table Element made of aluminum

High-End CNC Technology

Highly precise results require sophisticated CNC technology. Thanks to the innovative extruded profiles and Bosch Rexroth linear guides, the STEPCRAFT M-Series operates with utmost accuracy and reliability. The Flexi Guides™ help you to comfortably guide cables from tools and accessories while the optional Semi Closed Loop System™ offers an additional protection of your workpiece.


High rigidity X-profile

The solid X-profile of the STEPCRAFT M-Series sets new standards in stability and design of CNC router machines. The intelligent construction ensures high force absorption and the even distribution of forces inside the axis whereby an extreme torsion resistance is obtained. Only by use of aluminum it is possible to create such an exceptionally smart and solid profile design that could never be realized from steel. A STEPCRAFT innovation protected by a registered utility model

Semi Closed Loop System™

The gantry of the Y-axis aligns itself automatically after each homing. With the optional Semi Closed Loop System™ you can upgrade your CNC machine to a step monitoring on all CNC axes. If the system detects a deviation from predefined steps, as in case of a collision or false settings, the emergency stop is automatically triggered and. This way your workpiece is protected from potential damage.

Ball Bearing Guide

All axes of the STEPCRAFT M-Series feature a high precision guidance. Due to the Bosch Rexroth ball bearing guide made of hardened steel, the CNC machine operates absolutely reliable and next to wear-free at a simultaneous high load capacity. The linear carriages are additionally protected from dust and debris by a special seal.

Flexi GuidesTM

No cable clutter! Each machine of the STEPCRAFT M-Series comes with three Flexi Guides™. The white plastic holders serve to securely guide cables and tubes of tools and accessories.

The Flexi Guides™ can be easily positioned and fastened in the T-slot of the X-axis.

Powerful Drive

The STEPCRAFT M-Series operates with maximum precision and accuracy and runs low-noise and vibration-free. It is completely up to you whether you wantyour CNC router to work with igus® dryspin threaded lead screw or ball screws. With the stepper motors Nema 23, the CNC machine can powerfully process different materials.


igus® dryspin threaded lead screw

  • Based upon wear-resistant igus® high performance polymers
  • 5 times longer service life and higher efficiency
  • Low-noise and vibration-free
  • Driven by powerful stepper motors Nema 23 on both sides of the Y-axis
  • Lead screw nuts adjustable to each other

HIWIN® Ball Screws

  • Optionally installable instead of standard igus® dryspin threaded lead screws
  • Very smooth-running
  • Balls roll infinitely between threaded shaft and nut via ball recirculating system
  • For maximum precision and accuracy

CNC Tools - Easily more creative

Turn your CNC router from a milling machine to a 3D printer, a laser, a plotter or a tangential knife. This way you can use your STEPCRAFT M-Series for woodworking as well as for processing plastics, aluminum, cardboard, foil or brass. All STEPCRAFT CNC tools can be comfortably clamped in the tool holder of the CNC router. Your creativity will know no limits and you will save money for additional machinery.


Spindle Motor

Create high precision workpieces from sheet material like mdf board, Plexiglas®, wood, aluminum and carbon. Start today and CNC produce your own guitar, fixture or mobile charging station.

Do you need help selecting a suitable CNC spindle for your needs? Please visit How to find the perfect Spindle Motor and you will find all the information on our HF Spindle, CNC Tool Changer, the MM-1000 or AMB milling motors.

Tangential Knife

If you want to cleanly cut letterings and small contours, the OTK is your first choice. The Oscillating Tangential Knife cuts highly precise and automatically turns into the respective cutting direction. This allows you make leather keychains or cardboard buildings.

3D Printer

The 3D Print Head will build up your 3D models layer by layer. You can use the CNC accessory to 3D print spare parts, prototypes and figures from 3D printer filament. The optional Workpiece Fan makes it even possible to 3D print small, pointed geometries.

CNC Laser

When working with the laser, you no longer need to clamp your workpieces. The Laser Engraver operates contactless. Depending on the material you can even use it for small cutting jobs. This way you can use the laser to create engravings, halftoners or puzzles.

Drag Knife

The CNC Drag Knife precisely cuts flock, paper or vinyl. It is perfectly suited for T-shirt print or to make sticker.

DIY CNC vs. Ready-to-Run System

Do you like assembling technical products or do you want to start right away? You have the choice! All CNC milling machines of the STEPCRAFT M-Series are available as CNC router kit or as ready-to-run system. As special service, we offer a voluntary manufacturer`s warranty of three years on all our M-Series CNC systems to private customers (date of purchase).


CNC Kit

Assembling a CNC router is no rocket science. We provide you with all the necessary CNC parts safely packed in a styrofoam core. The assembly manual and the video support will guide you step by step through the CNC assembly of your diy CNC mill. After a few hours your STEPCRAFT M-Series machine is ready for operation. You will know your desktop CNC inside out and will be able to adjust and maintain the CNC router on your own.

Benefits of the DIY CNC kit:

  • Save money
  • Know every single detail of your CNC router machine
  • Maintain and adjust your CNC mill on your own
  • Pleasure in assembly of diy CNC router kit

CNC Ready-to-run System

Start right away with your CNC projects! If you decide on the Ready-to-Run System, your CNC router will be assembled in our STEPCRAFT headquarter in Germany. Our highly experienced CNC technicians will set up your CNC machine perfectly. This way, you can save the time for the CNC assembly and immediately start realizing your CNC projects.

 

Benefits of the pre-assembled CNC Router::

  • Start immediately
  • Save time
  • Perfectly assembled CNC router
  • CNC engraving machine set-up and aligned

M-Series: Find the best CNC Router for your needs

The STEPCRAFT M-Series is available in three different sizes. In the table below you will find all technical data on the M.500, M.700 and M.1000. For additional information on our CNC routers, please visit our CNC shop. You need more information? We are happy to help. You can reach us via e-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or phone (+49 2373 1791160).


 

STEPCRAFT M.500

STEPCRAFT M.700

STEPCRAFT M.1000

Passage Height

135 / 205 mm

5.31 / 8.07 in

Repeatability

+/- 0.025 mm / 0.0009 in (with optional HIWIN® ball screws: +/- 0.015 mm / 0.0005 in)

Programmable Resolution

0.00625 mm / 0.0002 in

Backlash

< 0.05 mm  / < 0.0019 in (with optional HIWIN® ball screws: < 0.03 mm) / < 0.0012 in)

Maximum Feed in Diagonal Travel X-Y

120 mm/s / 4.72 in/s

Spindle (Lead Screw)

igus® dryspin 12 x 5 mm / 0.47 x 0.19 in (optional: HIWIN® ball screws 12 x 5 mm / 0.47 x 0.19 in)

Linear Guide

Bosch Rexroth ball bearing guide

Drive

Stepper motors: Sanyo-Denki NEMA 23

Tool Holder

ø 43 mm / 1.69 in clamping diameter (Euro neck, optional smaller diameters)

Weight

28.0 kg / 61.72 lbs

35.0 kg / 77.16 lbs

42.0 kg / 92.59 lbs

Input Voltage

100 - 240 V

Output Voltage

24 - 30 V

Power Consumption

180 W

Interface

USB / Parallel (LPT1) / Network RJ-45

 

STEPCRAFT – The German CNC Machine Manufacturer


About us

STEPCRAFT is one of the global leaders in developing, designing and producing multifunctional CNC routers. Headquartered in Menden, Germany, we manufacture and distribute three different CNC machine series and CNC accessories. STEPCRAFT products are made in Germany and stand for high quality and innovative technology. Today, more than 13`000 STEPCRAFT CNC systems help producing models, prototypes, fixtures and creative workpieces all over the world.

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