Bantam Tools Blog

Metalnat's Lessons Learned from Broken End Mills

Posted by Goli Mohammadi on Apr 11, 2017 8:37:00 AM

Over on Hackaday.io, Burbank Makerspace cofounder Metalnat Hayes is sharing the trials and tribulations of designing and fabricating a no-code custom controller infrastructure for mobile devices as part of his Supplyframe DesignLab residency. 

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Topics: Customers, Circuit Boards, Electrical Engineering

High School Robotics Team Uses Othermill to Mill PCBs and Salvaged Aluminum

Posted by Goli Mohammadi on Apr 4, 2017 9:55:00 AM

By day, Bloomsburg, Penn.-based educator Tom Gill teaches physics and astronomy at Central Columbia High School. After school, he mentors two robotics teams: the Jaybots and the Jayborgs, the names a nod to their school mascot, the blue jay. A year ago, Tom added an Othermill the teams’ tool arsenal. He recalls, “I was inspired to get one because of the variety of tasks that it can perform and how it complements our other equipment, such as laser cutters and 3D printers. Another big factor was its small footprint and relative quiet operation, so it can be run during the school day next to the library.”

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Topics: Customers, Education

Winter Othermill Project Roundup

Posted by Amber Hancock on Feb 28, 2017 6:18:00 AM

Winter is almost over, and that means it's time for another Othermill Project Roundup! Throughout the season, we've collected quite a few Othermill-made creations from community members near and far, and we're excited to share them with you. Projects range from 2D engravings made using SVGs, to both simple and complex PCBs, to 2-1/2D mechanical parts in all shapes and materials (wood, polycarb, and aluminum, just to name a few). 

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Customers, Things We Like, Projects, Education, PCB Design

Dhruv's Oak and Inlaid Aluminum Map of Manhattan

Posted by Goli Mohammadi on May 23, 2016 6:00:00 AM

New media designer and ITP master’s student Dhruv Damle recently wrote in to share a beautiful project he made using one of the Othermills at ITP’s Soft Lab: his oak and aluminum abstract map of Manhattan.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Precision, Customers, Stories, Projects, Wood, Aluminum, Metal

Blackmagic Design's Grant Petty on the Othermill

Posted by Goli Mohammadi on Apr 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, with offices around the world, Blackmagic Design has been pushing the envelope on digital cinematography and production equipment since it was founded in 1984 by CEO Grant Petty. The company is known for making accessible, cutting-edge, high-end gear, previously cost-restrictive to all but professionals, a mission that strongly resonates with us here at Other Machine Co. 

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Topics: Customers, Stories

Kinetic Kimono - the Immortal Butterfly

Posted by Danielle Applestone on Jan 4, 2016 1:04:56 PM

Occasionally, someone with an Othermill shares something truly out of the ordinary. This week, one of our Kickstarter backers, Alexander Reeder, showed us his project: a kimono made of fluttering butterflies (conceived and commissioned by Asami Kiyokawa).

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Topics: Customers, Design

OMC Visits Los Angeles

Posted by Diana Mitchell on Oct 9, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Greetings millers! This is Diana, and I’m the director of sales here at OMC. A few weeks ago, I had the chance to visit Los Angeles for the Westec trade show with our esteemed support engineer Simone Davalos. With so many proud Othermill owners in the area, we decided to stay an extra day to make the rounds to a few of our local favorites.

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Topics: Customers, Stories

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