March 18, 2021

We’ve taken the plunge and added a CNC machine to our shop! This versatile workhouse is already blowing the doors open on what we can produce in-house, and the possibilities are endless. It will add precision and speed to everything we create, which will allow us to add more new products more often.

Technically, this means we now have our own robot. We love it so much we might just name this clever blue helper R2HD.

ShopSabre CNC router

Our machine can work with all our favorite materials and some new ones:

  • wood
  • aluminum
  • plexiglass
  • leather
  • ABS plastic
  • case foam
  • brass

And to top it off, we are proud that it was built in the United States. The Lake Superior–blue ShopSabre 23 was crafted in Lakeville, Minnesota.

This hi-res machine is the cornerstone of the future of Helweg Design. We’re tinkering, trying, and testing a load of new designs and products. We’ll be sharing some of them soon, so be sure to subscribe to stay up to date.

CNC machine

Laura Helweg
Laura Helweg


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