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Sam Prest

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Bantam Tools Desktop Milling Machine Software 1.2: New Features, New Look

Posted by Sam Prest on Sep 5, 2017 11:33:30 PM

Today, in conjunction with the launch of Bantam Tools and the Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine, we’re excited to announce the first release of our software, Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine Software V1.2. Download it here.

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Topics: Software

Otherplan 1.1: Improved Collision Warnings and Bug Fixes

Posted by Sam Prest on May 16, 2017 2:36:03 PM

Today, we’re excited to share a new release of Otherplan. Otherplan 1.1 adds a new type of collision warnings and includes several bug fixes. Read on for the details or download it now: 

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Topics: Software, Otherplan

Why Burn-In and Break-In Processes Are Essential

Posted by Sam Prest on Mar 21, 2017 9:30:00 AM

In order to ensure that a product works well straight out of the box and performs reliably over its lifetime, it's important to consider a "break-in" or "burn-in" process for certain critical components. The difference between these two processes is subtle but important to understand when evaluating how and why to implement them. Both can play a critical role in maximizing lifetime and minimizing failures, ensuring a positive experience for end users.

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Topics: Manufacturing, Inside OMC

Design for Manufacturing: Can We Mill This Master Cylinder Adapter?

Posted by Sam Prest on Feb 21, 2017 9:18:40 AM

The part in question, with tooling, rendered in Fusion 360.

People often contact us asking if a specific part they've designed can be made with a desktop CNC. In this article, we use one example part to show you how to determine if a part can be milled and what size tools and raw material we’d need.

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Topics: CAM, CNC, DFM