Evo

THE EVOLVING 
CNC MILLING MACHINE

EVO - LIVE NOW ON KICKSTARTER


 
 

A UNIQUE MACHINE


Evo is the first-ever evolving CNC milling machine, allowing you to produce objects from your tabletop and grow without limit.


We've designed this machine to solve the most common struggles that CNC users encounter when they start from scratch.


A SIMPLE AND INTUITIVE CONTROL

Our touch screen, together with a dedicated keypad, will allow you to get your hands on the machine in no time and control it the easiest way.




THE MOST COMPACT MACHINE ON THE MARKET

We know that available space is always an issue in the beginning. With this machine, what you see is what you get: an optimized footprint, without the need for an external computer or extra room to put your control box. Everything is there.




DO YOUR NEEDS EVOLVE? THIS MACHINE DOES TOO.

It's probably the most unique feature we've developed: this machine can be easily upgraded to our Pro models and follow you for years. We'd tend to say for a lifetime.




EVO INCLUDES MANY PRO FEATURES

The entry-level range of CNC machines usually misses great features that make CNC milling truly enjoyable. We decided to change this and implement out-of-the-box:
  • an automatic square gantry functionality ;
  • a smart current control on the motors, locking each axis even when idle for some time (during a tool change for instance) ;
  • a tool length sensor with a microswitch, for a quick and accurate calibration on the Z-axis.


HOW IT WORKS


In this short video, we show you our optimized workflow, easily turning a 3D file into a manufactured object.

 
 

In terms of compatibility, our machines can be used with any software of your choice.
  • You can create a 2D drawing (dxf, dwg,...) with your favourite software - such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape - and then import it directly into the machine. 
  • You can also import a 3D model on any CAM software - such as Fusion360 or Vectric - and use our custom post-processor to generate the compatible code that will be imported into the machine.


WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH IT


The possibilities of a CNC machine are limitless, mostly because it can mill many materials rapidly and precisely, making it the perfect combination with tools you might already have.

BUILD YOUR OWN CUSTOM FURNITURE

 
 


TURN PROTOTYPES INTO PRODUCTS


EXPAND THE POSSIBILITIES OF YOUR CRAFTS

 
 

COMBINE TECHNOLOGIES TO CREATE INNOVATIVE OBJECTS

 
 

ONE MACHINE TO SHAPE MANY MATERIALS

 
 


MODELS & UPGRADE




The machine comes as a kit, that you will need to assemble yourself with the help of our video guides.
 

We haven't shot the mounting guide videos for the Evo yet, but you can check the ones from our Pro-series to have an idea of how easy it is!

 
 



THE MAIN FEATURES OF THE EVO

Hereunder, you'll find all the main features and characteristics of the machine. Please note that the spoilerboard is not included.


AVAILABLE ADD-ONS
At the end of the campaign, every backer will have the opportunity to add our available add-ons to their orders. There are 3 of them :
  • The Plexiglas dust-shoe. Its plans are also open-source, allowing you to mill it by yourself with your new machine.
  • The end mills and mandrels bundle, allowing to start any job right away.
  • The upgrade of your AMB FME 800 spindle to an AMB FME-P 1050, for more power and more accuracy.



WHY UPGRADE?

The main difference between CNC machines, besides their price, are their performances in terms of robustness, speed and precision. When it comes to owning a CNC machine, there's a good chance that your needs - at first - will come down to prototyping or make small series. However, at some point, you may want to grow and be able to switch to a more intensive production capability.

With the Evo Series, you'll be able to reach:
  • Typical cutting speeds in softwood of 2000mm/min.
  • Achievable cutting precision of 0.1mm.
  • Cutting capabilities in wood, plastics, foams at regular speeds and non-ferrous metals at low speeds.
With the Pro Series, you'll be able to reach:
  • Typical cutting speeds in softwood of 4000mm/min with higher passes (production 6x to 10x faster).
  • Achievable cutting precision of 0.05mm.
  • Increased cutting capabilities in hardwoods and non-ferrous metals at production speeds, and ferrous metals at low speeds.
If you want to know more about our Pro-series, follow this link to our website.


HOW DOES IT WORK?

First, choose the upgrade kit of your choice:
  • For the Evo-series, you can buy an upgrade kit to increase in size.
  • From the Evo-series to the Pro-series, you can only upgrade keeping the same size from one machine to the other.
Then:
  • Buy the upgrade kit and follow our videos to disassemble your Evo model.
  • Change the parts and enjoy your new machine.
  • Send us back all the components that aren't used anymore.


Hereunder, you can find the price of the upgrade kits (including Belgian 21% VAT).

Keep in mind that buying an EVO plus an upgrade kit will cost you approximately 15% more than buying the upgraded machine right away. 

In short:   EVO  +  Upgrade kit  =  Sale price of the upgraded machine  +  15%



Please note also that we will put the priority to delivering the machines ordered, while the upgrade kit will only be available at the end of this year (December 2021).

KNOWLEDGE & OPEN-SOURCE


Thirty years ago, open-source software seemed to be an odd idea. Today, new technologies open the gate for producing open-source objects , initiating an era of collaboration and knowledge-sharing like never before. 

With the precious help of Wikifactory , Mekanika gives free access to all elements needed to achieve this: the machine documentation is presented in a user-friendly way, all 3D files are hosted with a versioning system and discussion channels are open to resolve issues or answer questions from the community. 

You can already have a look at the open-source files of our Pro Series  here .

 
 


Moreover, by designing with modularity in mind , we can improve the lifespan of a machine, ease its repairability and give the possibility to modify or improve it for specific uses. It also improves greatly the further development of add-ons and new features. 


FREE VIDEO TUTORIALS & ARTICLES

Knowledge sharing is also at the core of what we're doing.

Learn step by step how to use the machine with our video tutorials.

 
 

Acquire more advanced technical knowledge with our in-depth articles.



WHAT OUR PRO USERS THINK


Our Pro users are already very happy with their machines.





OUR REWARDS






THEY SUPPORT US


We're backed by major organizations from the open-source and design world. 

TIMELINE


 

WHO WE ARE


In 2018, we launched Mekanika with one idea in mind:  facilitate local communities' access to manufacturing processes , through  open-source tools  and  quality educational content .

Our objective is to help people create, prototype or produce small series with quality tools and machines, which can be made by themselves or by ordering kits.



Martin(right) is an industrial designer and an entrepreneur at heart. After working in design studios in Belgium and abroad, he started several projects such as Leonar or @studio_biskt, a ceramic studio.

Maxime (center)  is a mechatronics engineer who quickly left a career started in China to start his own business.  Passionate about Arts and Sciences, he develops in parallel various artistic ( @ohme_projects ) and professional projects ( Cuberdon software ).

Roldan (left)  holds a master's degree in bioengineering in environmental technologies. He's eager to learn and spend most of his time exploring new things: he learned finance or marketing to make his projects work.