Bantam Tools Blog

OMC at CES 2015

Posted by Simone Davalos on Jan 7, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Our own Danielle Applestone appeared this week on CNET’s CES panel on New Directions in 3D Printing. It’s a great conversation with interesting projections for the milling and 3D printing communities.

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Topics: 3D Printing, Manufacturing, Press, CNC

Home Sweet Home

Posted by Martine Neider on Apr 4, 2013 5:00:00 PM

As residents of San Francisco we are intimately connected to the topography of the city. More than any other city I’ve lived in the geography of the hills designate, separate and embody all of the different neighborhoods. To honor our city, Jake made this video of the Othermill creating a topographic map of San Francisco.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Machining, Machining Wax, Videos, CNC

Spring Breaking and Making

Posted by Danielle Applestone on Apr 2, 2013 5:00:00 PM

This week, we had a young visitor hanging out around OtherFab. My son is 8 and was on spring break. He loves it here and begged me to come to work. I said he could come for half of the time, not really being sure how to juggle the workday with watching a kid. Fortunately, he is into building things (so are we!), so I figured that I could use him as a beta tester for some of our software and hardware tools.

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Topics: 3D Printing, Inside OMC, Projects, CNC

The One Button Interface

Posted by Mike Estee on Mar 20, 2013 5:00:00 PM

The E in E-Stop stands for emergency.

When everything is going right, you don’t need any buttons. When something goes wrong, you only need one button.

We’re working hard to make it obsolete, but sometimes its nice to know it’s there.

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Topics: CNC

Wait? Computer controlled machines?

Posted by Martine Neider on Mar 20, 2013 5:00:00 PM

If you’re on this site, maybe you’ve used one of these newfangled computer controlled machines: a waterjet, laser cutter, vertical milling center, or 3D printer. Maybe you haven’t but you’re curious to see what all the fuss is about. Why should you care? Why are they exciting? There are a lot of folks who will tell you that they’ll change the world, see here and here. I’ll tell you that these tools can help you accelerate, extend, and enhance your hobby and craft projects. Even better they allow small businesses to compete with large manufacturers in terms of speed, efficiency, and accuracy.

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Topics: CNC