KLIC-N-KUT has this week launched their new KNK Force plotter and cutter that is the first of its type to be equipped with a dual head and true z-axis.
The electronic cutter and plotter includes dual cutting heads allowing users to stipple and emboss, emboss and cut, engrave and cut, draw and emboss or any that combination in one process. Watch the video below to learn more about this very unique plotter cutter.
The KNK Force Dual Head Plotter project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production and has already raised over $50,000 making sure that the plotter is capable of going into production. Its creators explain a little more about the functionality and design of their unique plotter.
The KNK Force is a dual-head, computerized plotter with a twist. Most “conventional plotters” use a solenoid for a cutting head. The KNK Force uses a motor. This means it is a true 3 axis cutter! With our new head design, we have approximately 8.8 lbs of force (both up and down). That’s over 5X the cutting pressure of the KNK Zing and Zing Air! And with our new blade holder design, we still have the ability to cut delicate materials, like vinyl.
One of the motivations behind our new head design was the ability to use a rotary tool. In order to properly control a spindle, we needed to be able to do a few things:
• Control the plunge speed
• Control the depth
• Lift the weight of a heavy rotary tool
This optional attachment greatly expands the range of materials the Force is capable of cutting and engraving. We’ve been cutting materials, such as wood and PVC at 1/8″ thickness. With a few more adjustments to the firmware, we should be able to achieve 1/4″ with some materials!
So if you think KNK Force Dual Head Plotter is something your business to home office could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help KNK Force Plotter become a reality via the link below.