3D Tech Works
Custom Benchtop CNC Machines and Supplies
Technology for a 3D World 

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Note:  We are a local Calgary based business.  We do not ship assembled machines because of difficulty in preventing damage and extra expense of crating.  We can ship kits anywhere in Canada, but we do not export outside of Canada.  Machines available in kit form are clearly marked on the Products page.  If you want a machine assembled and tested you will have to pick it up at my shop.
We supply custom built CNC machinery specifically designed for the beginner to advanced hobbyist.      

We build our benchtop CNC routers with state of the art components and modular construction techniques to keep costs down and quality up.

All our benchtop machines are based on OpenBuilds open source hardware, but we have both OpenBuilds designs as well as our own designs.    Large format machines are extremely heavy duty builds and are much more expensive.

 We currently supply several different models of Benchtop CNC builds, in different sizes and price ranges for any budget, as well as 2 large format machines for the professional user.

We can also offer assistance with custom designs, and can build just about anything you can dream up.

Our designs are not limited to CNC milling.  All of the machines can be equipped with Vinyl Cutting heads, Laser Heads, and even 3D Print heads!  If it's 3D, we can build it!

We are an Official OpenBuilds Dealer!!!
We are pleased to announce a new collaberation with Fuse33 Makerspace, 1720 Radisson Dr. SE, Calgary, Alberta.  We have provided one of our newest CNC machines to them for evaluation.  Stop by anytime during business hours to visit it!

Fuse33 is one of the newest, largest Maker Spaces in Calgary, and they have an impressive array of equipment and good people!

             Phone: 587-818-6253   Email: make@fuse33.com
Stock and Ordering

Currently we operate on a Quotation basis, and all machines are custom built to provide you with the best match for your requirements.  A 50% deposit is normally required to start the build process

We don't normally stock machines and they must be ordered, assembled, and tested before delivery.  This means that your machine will generally take anywhere from 2-4 weeks and perhaps more to deliver based on availablity.  

We do this to keep costs low and avoid a huge investment in inventory.  We do normally inventory some small parts, extrusions, and bits and consumables.    We do have a couple of models in our inventory as demo units so you can have a better idea of what you are getting, and see them in action.

Large format machines will typically take more time to build.  3-5 weeks delivery would be typical for these machines.

As our business grows, we will endeavor to keep more equipment in stock and will open an online store for your convenience.

Customer Comments
Our purchase of the large OX CNC from 3D Tech Works has been a great experience.   The build quality is outstanding! And the customer service awesome!   The machine is worth every penny. 

-Eric B
Would definitely recommend buying a CNC router though 3D Tech Works – Darrell was very helpful from day one and didn’t try and sell me anything I didn’t need. He was also flexible enough to build and setup the machine in my garage as I had chosen the 4’x8’ option and this made the process a lot simpler for me. 
Another reason that I would recommend 3D Tech Works is Darrell will really help you understand how the machine works and this build process has given me much better knowledge of CNC than I would have got by just buying one. 
If you are thinking of importing a router from the US or China speak to 3D Tech Works first, as you will be surprised what you can get for your money in Calgary – with the advantage of local help if this is your first machine.” 
-Chris, Cochrane Art & Design

After having numerous problems with our Intellicarve 1015 we contacted 3D Tech Works to see if they could replace all the electronics in our CNC machine. 
Darrell researched what was needed and got back to us quickly with several very good options. Once we decided on which option was the best for our application, Darrell scheduled the machine into his shop to make the repairs. 
Darrell was very accommodating and sensitive to our production requirements; scheduling us in on a weekend when it was the least disruptive to our work flow. 
Our CNC is now faster, more reliable, and we have more control over our routing jobs. 
We would most definitely recommend Darrell at 3D Tech Works for any technical advice and repairs/upgrades to your existing machine. 
 New Lake Woodcraft 
 Cranbrook, BC

This summer I decided I would attempt a CNC build. After doing a bunch of research and looking for sources for components I stumbled across Darrell and 3dTechWorks. I did not realize at the time that I had found much more than simply a potential supplier.

Darrell’s knowledge of CNC systems is incredible both from a technical and practical standpoint. He truly is a world class expert when it comes to anything CNC. While a CNC build looks reasonably simple from watching a YouTube video of someone else doing it, the actual steps and precision involved are much more difficult and demanding, especially when you are doing everything for the first time.

Darrell’s practical advice and knowledge were invaluable during my build process. After having successfully completed my build I’d also pass along the advice that unless you truly enjoy building and manufacturing a precise and complicated system like a CNC from scratch, that your best investment of your time and sanity would be to buy an expertly premade CNC system from Darrell and 3dTechWorks.  
-Roger Dilsner

I had a few CNC machines that were operating poorly. I was very concerned about having anyone work on them in case they quit as a result of the “repairs”. Darrell took care of my concerns and did a beautiful job repairing the machines. 
Darrell spent a great deal of time listening and thinking about what my needs were before he made his plans.  He was extremely thorough in his examinations, both of the machines, and what our company intended to do with them. The repairs were done in a way that could be undone if the repairs went bad. This is unheard of, and what all repair technicians should do! He made back-up plans that would keep me in business if the upgrades didn’t work out.  In the end his repairs worked out perfectly.  My CNC machines are running far better than they did when they were new.  He fixed design flaws that were built into the machines.  (The CNC companies should hire him to fix the machine flaws before they sell them to us.) 
Darrell understands that your machines are essential to your business, and goes out of his way to make sure that you will not regret consulting him.

John Munro 
D.J. Works Inc