A CNC mill and 3D printer in a suitcase

Digital fabrication for the mobile maker.

MIT’s Ilan Moyer and Nadya Peek have made the PopFab, a multipurpose CNC machine in a suitcase. The computer controlled platform rests in the bottom of the case, and the arm for the toolhead pops up. Perhaps the best part is that the system is compatible with a wide range of toolhead for various functions including 3D printing, CNC milling, vinyl cutting, and plotting (drawing).

We recently blogged about a related project, the FoldaRap. The FoldaRap looks to be slightly more compact, but it is focused exclusively on 3D printing.

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2 Responses to “A CNC mill and 3D printer in a suitcase”

  1. Frank Hylewicz Says:

    Could you post some videos where the rep rap is milling or engraving on plastic,aluminium etc. ?
    Wold be interesting for me to see the quality of the results.
    Thank you in advance.

  2. Taylor Gilbert Says:

    As far as I can tell from the websites of the two creators, milling videos do not exist at the moment. Sorry I can’t help there. I suggest checking back on their sites later. This is a very new project.