Our entry into market product will be the PocketNC P5, a 5 axis desktop CNC(Computer Numerical Control) milling machine.
CNC milling machines have been around for decades. Most are industrial-sized, and are used create everything from the shaped trim in a house to the mechanical components of the space shuttle. To operate, a piece of material(metal, plastic, etc) is fastened to a bed and a cutting tool is used to shape it to the desired product. With computer control, the cutting tool and the part itself are maneuvered to achieve the desired cuts. In it's most simple form, a CNC milling machine can remove material in 3 translational axes of motion (X, Y, an Z). To enable the manufacturing of more complex parts, additional rotational axes of motion can be incorporated. For this machine, the part being cut would be fixed to the red disk. Thecutting tool would move in the X and Z axes while the part itself could be simultaneously moving in the Y, A, and B axes.
Over the last decade, a large do-it-yourself community has emerged giving a new market to CNC milling machines as personal rather than solely industrial applications. Many machines exist in the 3 axis market with varying degrees of complexity and accuracy. However, the 5 axis market has yet to be crossed to the hobby realm, and that is where PocketNC P5 fits in. PocketNC intends to produce and sell 5 axis machines that will allow at-home users to expand the possibilities of their creativity without being prohibitively expensive. The level of precision of the machine will also be such that it could enable a user to create parts as an personal business, or serve as an accessory to larger manufacturing facilities thus freeing up the large industrial machines from making relatively tiny parts.
As a general rule, much of the CNC milling market is far behind other markets in terms of the technologies used and aesthetics of the machine. PocketNC intends to be market-leading by offering users access to 21st century technologies in its products including wireless communication to the machine as well as web and smartphone applications to communicate with the machine. This type of innovation is as yet unseen in this market and will give consumers the level and quality of product that has come to be a standard in the digital age.