Carvey is a 3D carving machine that allows you to make quality objects out of a variety of materials including wood, metal and plastic. Using Carvey and our free design software, you can make your idea a reality in three easy steps. First, design your product using appropriate software, next choose your material, then click carve. Carvey will cut your design, giving you the power of creation right from your tabletop. Carvey is the next step in 3D manufacturing.

Carvey comes with Easel, the free design software created by Inventables, that lets you design in 2D and view in 3D, instantly. What you see on the screen is what you get from the machine. Easel runs in a web browser and controls Carvey. With it you can carve your own design, a design you’ve imported, or a file from our library of projects that other Easel users have created and shared. Easel isn’t the only software that works with Carvey.  You can also use your favorite CAD, CAM, and machine control software to have Carvey carve out complex 3D shapes.


Easel’s built-in material library handles all the machine control settings, so you get it right the first time. Preview your project in the 3D viewer in dozens of materials, in real time. Pick the right material and carve exactly what you imagined without having to worry about technical details like bit size and feed rate.

Carvey works with dozens of materials, including:

  • Hardwoods like walnut, maple, and mahogany
  • Softwoods like pine and balsa
  • Cork
  • Plywoods and MDF
  • Soft metals including aluminum, copper, brass, silver and gold
  • Circuit boards
  • Plastics like acrylic, HDPE, Delrin, Corian and PVC
  • Waxes and foams
  • Linoleum and other stamping materials
  • Carvey enables you to create real objects, with the same level of quality as what you see on store shelves.