CNC machines Comparison

What should you be looking for when purchasing a CNC machine?

Besides the value behind the company - service, local sourcing and manufacturing, open source - which we'll let you decide how important they are, here's a technical guide to comparing CNC machines.

Every digital milling machine is based on a mechanics - electronics - software combination that results in its performance, accuracy and durability. You can read more on our design choices here, but the purpose of this page is to compare our machines to other you may find on the market.

 

Brand Mekanika Euromaker
Model EVO-S Aureus 3x600
Price excl;VAT 1990€ + 209€ (spindle) + 99€ (Spoilerboard) 2290€
GENERAL INFORMATIONS

Footprint(mm)

850x850

650x650
Working area(mm) 650x650 425x390
Z clearance (mm) 90 71
MECHANICS

Driving system Steel core belts & pulleys + leadscrew  Belts & pulley +
ballscrews
Guiding system V-wheel on aluminium  V-wheel on aluminium 
Structure & frame Aluminium extrusion & 6mm steel plate Aluminium extrusion & aluminium plate
Maximum travel speed 15.000 mm/min Not annouced
Annouced precision 0,1mm Not annouced
ELECTRONICS

Motors 4x Nema 23 4x Nema 23
Drivers & Controller Planet CNC (europe based) Grbl
Protected electronic box Mekanika control unit Open box
Onboarded computer Raspberry Pi 4 No
Interface touch pad
Touchscreen & keypad No
Limits switches 4x mechanical sensors Not annouced
Spindle Up to 1,4 Kw software
controlled (option)
AMB 1050 FME-P manual control  (included)
Connectivity Wifi, Ethernet, Bluetooth,USB USB
ADD ONS

Spoilerboard Included Included
Dust shoe Optional Optional
Probing device Included Optional
Square gantry feature Included No
SUPPORT

Warranty 5 years   1 year (B2C) - 2 year (B2B)
Help & tutorials Yes Yes

 

Brand Mekanika Ooznest
Model EVO-S Workbee
Price (excl;VAT) 1990€ 1490€ (+ import fees for EU)
GENERAL GEOMETRY

Footprint (mm)

850x850

750x1000
Working area (mm) 650x650 520x770
Z clearance (mm)  90 88
MECHANICS

Driving system Steel core belts & pulleys + leadscrew  Belts & pulley +
leadscrew
Guiding system V-wheel on aluminium  V-wheel on aluminium 
Structure & frame Aluminium extrusion & 6mm steel plate Aluminium extrusion & aluminium plate
Maximum travel speed 15.000 mm/min Not annouced
Announced precison 0,1mm 0,1mm
ELECTRONICS

Motors 4x Nema 23 4x Nema 23
Drivers & Controller Planet CNC (europe based) Duet 2
Protected Electronic box Mekanika control unit Open box
Onboarded computer Raspberry Pi 4 No
Interface touch pad Touchscreen & keypad No
Limit switches 4x mechanical sensors Not annouced
Spindle Up to 1,4 Kw software
controlled (option)
Up to 1Kw manually controled (option)
Conectivity Wifi, Ethernet, Bluetooth,USB Wifi or Ethernet
ADD ONS 

Spoilerboard Optional Optional
Dust Shoe Optional Optional
Probing device Included included
Square gantry feature Included No
SUPPORT

Warranty 5 years   None
Tutorials & articles Yes No

 

Brand Mekanika Stepcraft
Model EVO-M M1000
Price (excl;VAT) 2290€+ 139€ (Spoilerboard) 2897€
GENERAL GEOMETRY

Footprint (mm)

850x1250

913x1226
Working area (mm) 650x1050 679x1044
Z clearance (mm)  90 194
MECHANICS

Driving system Steel core belts & pulleys + leadscrew  Leadscrews
Guiding system V-wheel on aluminium  Bearing & rails
Structure & frame Aluminium extrusion & 6mm steel plate Aluminium extrusion & aluminium plate
Maximum travel speed 15.000 mm/min Not announced
Announced precison 0,1mm 0,05mm
ELECTRONICS

Motors 4x Nema 23 4x Nema 23
Drivers & Controller Planet CNC (europe based) Stepcraft
Protected Electronic box Mekanika control unit Integrated in machine
Onboarded computer Raspberry Pi 4 No
Interface touch pad Touchscreen & keypad No
Limit switches 4x mechanical sensors 3x mechanical switches
Spindle Up to 1,4 Kw software
controlled (option)
Up to 1,4 Kw software
controlled (option)
Connectivity Wifi, Ethernet, Bluetooth,USB USB, optional Ethernet
ADD ONS 

Spoilerboard Included Included
Dust Shoe Optional Optional
Probing device Included Optional
Square gantry feature Included No
SUPPORT

Warranty 5 years   3 years
Tutorials & articles Yes Yes

 

Brand Mekanika Sorotec
Model EVO-M Hobby Line XL kit
Price (excl;VAT) 2290€+139€ (Spoilerboard) 2184€
GENERAL GEOMETRY

Footprint (mm)

850x1250

860x1250
Working area (mm) 650x1050 610x1050
Z clearance (mm)  90 140
MECHANICS

Driving system Steel core belts & pulleys + leadscrew   belts & pulleys + ballscrews
Guiding system V-wheel on aluminium  Bearing & rails
Structure & frame Aluminium extrusion & steel plate Aluminium extrusion & aluminium plate
Maximum travel speed 15.000 mm/min Not annouced
Announced precison 0,1mm Not annouced
ELECTRONICS

Motors 4x Nema 23 3x Nema 23
Drivers & Controller Planet CNC (europe based) Beacicon2
Protected Electronic box Mekanika control unit Sorotec control unit
Onboarded computer Raspberry Pi 4 No
Interface touch pad Touchscreen & keypad No
Limit switches 4x mechanical sensors Not annouced
Spindle Up to 1,4 Kw software
controlled (option)
Up to 1,4 Kw manually controlled (option)
Conectivity Wifi, Ethernet, Bluetooth,USB Ethernet
ADD ONS 

Spoilerboard Included Included
Dust Shoe Optional Optional
Probing device Included Included
Square gantry feature Included No
SUPPORT

Warranty 5 years   1 year (B2C) - 2 years(B2B)
Tutorials & articles Yes No
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Brand Mekanika Carbide 3D
Model EVO-S Shapeoko  4 Standard
Price (excl;VAT) 1990€ 2300€
GENERAL GEOMETRY

Footprint (mm)

850x1250

840x610
Working area (mm) 650x1050 430x430
Z clearance (mm)  90 100
MECHANICS

Driving system Steel core belts & pulleys + leadscrew   Belts & pulleys  + leadscrews
Guiding system V-wheel on aluminium  Bearing & rails
Structure & frame Aluminium extrusion & steel plate Aluminium extrusion & aluminium plate
Maximum travel speed 15.000 mm/min Not annouced
Announced precison 0,1mm Not annouced
ELECTRONICS

Motors 4x Nema 23 3x Nema 23
Drivers & Controller Planet CNC (europe based) Arduino + Gshield
Protected Electronic box Mekanika control unit No
Onboarded computer Raspberry Pi 4 No
Interface touch pad Touchscreen & keypad No
Limit switches 4x mechanical sensors 3x inductive sensors
Spindle Up to 1,4 Kw software
controlled (option)
Up to 0,9 Kw manually controlled
Conectivity Wifi, Ethernet, Bluetooth,USB Ethernet & USB
ADD ONS 

Spoilerboard Included Included
Dust Shoe Optional included
Probing device Included Optional
Square gantry feature Included No
SUPPORT

Warranty 5 years   1 year (USA)
Tutorials & articles Yes No