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The ULTIMATE Benchtop CNC System!

More than a CNC machine, it’s the ULTIMATE CNC machine! With an impressive work area of 38.5″ x 56.8″ that gives you 2200 sq/in of usable surface for your projects and jobs.  Add to that an impressive Z-travel of 7.6″ and the ability to have over 9.75″ of Z clearance if you move the table to the lower position and you can start to see why the M.1400 deserves the “ULTIMATE” title.

Everything has been upgraded on the M.1400: the largest M.Series work surface yet, larger and more powerful 4 amp Sanyo Denki  NEMA 23 motors on the X and Y axes, genuine HIWIN ball screws on all axes, the Semi-Closed Loop motor drive system is included, Bosch Rexroth precision linear rails on all axes, comes standard with an aluminum T-Slot table and you can optionally add a Vacuum Table to the machine.  The M.1400 runs over 40% faster than the other machines in the M-Series lineup, with a whopping 400 in/min (170 mm/sec) travel speed,  so you can not only work on much larger projects but you can get them done faster too!

The M.1400 still has all of the industry-first features that make the M-Series line of CNC Systems stand out from the pack.  With features like,  Freestyle Milling, two different machine table levels, fully encapsulated wiring for a clean work area, optional vertical milling, optional Automatic Tool Changer, and much more. The STEPCRAFT M-Series line of CNC systems offers you unprecedented freedom with the title of the most versatile CNC milling machine in the world.

With the STEPCRAFT M.1400, you can easily process large sheets of material, floors, or even existing furniture.  You can let your creativity run free because all tools that are compatible with the D-Series can also be used on the STEPCRAFT M-Series.  You can use the system for milling, cutting, carving, 3D printing, laser engraving, and much more. The STEPCRAFT M-Series is perfect for workshops, job sites, schools, and production facilities.

Freestyle Milling™

What is Freestyle Milling™ STEPCRAFT’s M-Series line of CNC machines gives you the ability to mill, cut, or carve into just about any surface with precision and accuracy.  The M-Series machines allow you to remove the machine bed completely and mill directly into the material beneath the CNC.  This can be large sheet material, directly on flooring, existing furniture, and even on a wall.  When you use the optional Vacuum Rails with the M-Series CNC, a standard shop vac will provide more than enough holding force to keep the machine held securely in place while the job is performed. Imagine the possibilities of what you can create when there are no limitations!

Precision Linear Guides

Every axis of the STEPCRAFT M-Series CNC machines utilizes precision-hardened linear guide rails from Bosch Rexroth.  These recirculating ball-bearing linear rails provide a high load-bearing capacity and extremely reliable performance with no wear.  A special seal is built into every bearing carriage to protect the linear guide system from dust and debris, giving you a reliable, virtually maintenance-free CNC guide system. German-based Bosch Rexroth is a global leader in the manufacturing of precision ball-bearing linear guide systems. Only the finest components are used in the STEPCRAFT M-Series CNC machines which gives you high performance and a very accurate CNC system. 

Powerful NEMA 23 Stepper Motors

Powerful 4 amp, high torque Sanyo Denki NEMA 23 stepper motors are used in the X and Y axes of the M.1400.   A single motor is used on X and Z and dual motors on the Y-axis ensure that you have more than enough power for all your CNC projects, no matter how large or what material you are machining into.  In fact, this motor drive system provides more power and cutting speed than any competitor in its class – over 400 in/min (170mm/sec).

Semi Closed-Loop System™

With the STEPCRAFT M-Series, the CNC’s gantry will automatically realign itself after each reference run when homing the machine.  With the included Semi-Closed Loop System, you can add the additional insurance of step monitoring in your CNC system. If the system detects a deviation from predefined steps from any motor, such as in the event of a crash or incorrect settings, the emergency stop is triggered automatically and your workpiece is protected.

Two Machine Table Heights

Each STEPCRAFT M-Series machine gives you the ability to configure the machine table with two different height locations, giving you up to 8″ of Z height clearance. Why is this important?  Now you can work on taller projects with ease and when using accessories like the 4th Axis, you have more vertical capacity to open up a whole new world of project possibilities.  The STEPCRAFT cam lock table mounts allow you to remove and reconfigure the machine table with the simple turn of an Allen wrench. 

90º Vertical Clamping Fixture

Dovetails and box joints are very popular amongst woodworkers and cabinetmakers.  Having a CNC with the ability to securely install work material vertically to machine the ends of boards is a bonus in any shop. Think about all of the possible end joints that you can incorporate into your CNC projects with the ability to machine on the ends of materials.  Joints that would be next to impossible with standard hand tools can be accomplished with ease on the M-Series. This table attachment can be added or removed in seconds – less setup time equals more production time.

Two Machine Table Options

To further increase the flexibility that you have with the types of material that you can process on the STEPCRAFT M.1400 CNC system, we offer two different types of machine table options.  The standard machine comes with an all-aluminum T-Track table giving you a super rigid work table that is perfect for cutting everything from wood to aluminum.  If you find yourself processing a lot of sheet material you can also consider the Vacuum table option, which gives your projects secure holddown without the use of clamps. All table elements can be quickly added or removed from the machine as needed. 

Highly Stable Frame Profiles

The frame profiles are one of many areas where STEPCRAFT really excels and is constantly setting new standards with regard to the stability and design of CNC machines.  The custom extruded frame profiles are the result of countless hours of design engineering and testing utilizing the best in CAD/CAM and analysis software.  These design elements create a high force absorption and even distribution of the forces within the axis.  An extremely high torsional stiffness is achieved this way.  The STEPCRAFT frame profiles offer a level of stability that is not possible with steel.

Precision Drive System

The STEPCRAFT M.1400 works with maximum precision and accuracy and runs quietly and vibration-free.  This is due to the genuine HIWIN® Ball Screws on each axis of the machine. The HIWIN ball screws offer maintenance and backlash-free drive system for applications where you require the highest accuracy, such as with jewelry or intricate prototyping. 

M-Series Machines Are Available In 4 Different Machine Sizes

STEPCRAFT offers four different machine sizes in the M-Series so you can choose the machine that best meets your needs and budget. Each machine has all the same features and performance numbers with the physical size and size of the work area being the only difference.

IGUS Cable Chains

The cables in the M.1400 are all safely routed through the X and Y axes of the machine via genuine IGUS cable chains. This aids in keeping all the cabling for the machine neatly out of the way of the work area, giving you one of the cleanest-looking CNC machines on the market. 

Fully Ready-To-Run System

STEPCRAFT USA offers the M-Series line of CNC systems as a build-it-yourself kit, or as a Ready-To-Run system that is fully assembled and tested by one of our technical CNC experts in our facility in Torrington, CT.   The M.1400, however, is ONLY available as a Ready-To-Run system.  This ensures that your machine will arrive ready for you to plug in and start making projects.  

Optimal Dust Protection

Keeping your machine running as long as possible between maintenance sessions is critical to having a healthy profit margin.  The easiest way to get the most uptime possible is to keep dust and debris from getting into critical areas on the CNC system.  The M-Series CNC machines use three rubber seals on the Y-axis to prevent debris from entering the machine, thus keeping the drive system and linear guides clean. Additionally, the new floating dust boot traps most of the dust and debris before it can even become a problem. 

Performance That Matters!

It was not enough to introduce a CNC System with features and technology never seen before, but the STEPCRAFT M.1400 Ultimate CNC system was designed with performance and accuracy numbers that make it truly stand out from the competition.  It

Multiple Connectivity Options

The STEPCRAFT M-Series CNC systems will come standard with the CNC Drive UC100 USB 2.0 connectivity, however, you have the option of using a direct parallel connection as well as the new RJ45 ethernet connection.  No matter how you wish to

Many Optional Attachments

The M-Series line of CNC machines comes with a 43mm standard tool holder adapter.  This means that you can use all of the existing STEPCRAFT accessories on these machines.  (CLICK HERE TO SEE ATTACHMENTS) This gives you the ability to

Technical Specifications of the STEPCRAFT M.1400 CNC System

Machine's Footprint (Width, Length, Height)47.75" x 64" x 25.5"
X-Travel38.5" (979 mm)
Y-Travel56.85" (1444 mm)
Z-Travel7.63" (194 mm)
Gantry Clearance (Z)8.07" (205 mm)
Table Work Area (X, Y)45" x 61" (1143 x 1550 mm)
Max Feed Rate401 in/min (170 mm/sec)
Ball ScrewsHIWIN ball screws (X/Z 12x5 mm, Y 20x20mm)
Linear DriveBosch Rexroth ball-bearing linear guides
Stepper MotorsSanyo Denki NEMA 23 4amp (1 on X and 2 on Y axes) and 3amp motor on Z
Positional Accuracy/Repeatability+/- 0.0005" (+/- 0.015 mm) w/HIWIN ball screws
Programmable Resolution+/- 0.0001" (+/- 0.003125 mm)
Weight302 lbs (137kg)
Power Requirements110V-240V, 50-60 Hz, 180 watts (Comes with 110V USA plug)
InterfaceUSB 2.0 / Network RJ-45
InterfaceUSB 2.0 / Network RJ-45
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