Bantam Tools Blog

New Accessory Turns Your Othermill into a Production Tool

Posted by Owen Smithyman on Feb 23, 2016 7:28:05 AM

We’re excited to announce our new Precision Fixturing and Toe Clamp Set, a collection of accessories that allow for unsurpassed finish quality and precision. Much like a vise, the clamps are quick to apply and remove, and the increased rigidity versus tape or glue yields a better surface finish and extends the life of your tools. The Precision Fixturing and Toe Clamp Set enables you to:

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Topics: Machining, Othermill, CNC, Announcements

8 Fusion 360 Resources for Othermill Users

Posted by Ezra Spier on Jan 25, 2016 2:51:50 PM

Fusion 360 is one of our favorite CAD/CAM apps, and it works great with the Othermill. Whether you’re learning CAD for the first time or you’re an experienced CAM operator, these resources will get you milling in no time.

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Topics: CAM, Othermill, Fusion 360, CAD

Keep Your Machine Clean: Preventative Maintenance for Your Othermill

Posted by Simone Davalos on Sep 24, 2015 11:47:00 PM

We hear this often at the support desk: “So, I’ve been milling [insert material of your choice] all weekend, and I ran into this issue where the machine is behaving funny. I think I have a [insert speculation on really complicated machine issue]. I’m prepared to take my Othermill apart or ship it back and have involved repairs made on my machine by the knowledgeable folks at OMC. But boy, will I ever miss my mill!”

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Topics: Maintenance, Othermill, Support

Make Your Mill More Precise with Circles, Squares, and Diamonds

Posted by Owen Smithyman on Sep 16, 2015 9:40:00 PM

It’s hard to manufacture stuff repeatably. Unlike the software universe, where you can make exact copies, the physical universe isn’t uniform and nothing is created exactly the same way twice. Everything manufactured from physical materials falls on a spectrum, and it’s up to you to decide what part of the spectrum you’re willing to accept.

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Topics: How-To, Precision, CAM, Tutorials, Videos, Othermill, CAD, Metal

Metal Monday: Milling Metal on the Othermill

Posted by Diana Mitchell on Aug 24, 2015 12:55:00 PM

Greetings, metal heads! Diana here to share the best metal projects roundup for this Metal Monday.

As director of sales for Other Machine Co., a question I get asked a lot is, “Can the Othermill mill metal?” To which I reply, “Why, yes it can!” This tends to be followed by a sideways look and a skeptical “Reaaaaalllly?” So I’m here to dispel any rumors or myths about our tiny machine CNCing aluminum, brass, and other metals.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Othermill, Metal

Video: Setting Up Otherplan to Mill Circuit Boards on the Othermill

Posted by Goli Mohammadi on Jun 29, 2015 11:13:00 PM
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Topics: How-To, Tutorials, Circuit Boards, Videos, Othermill, Otherplan, Electronics

Othermills are Shipping Now!

Posted by Simone Davalos on Dec 9, 2014 10:26:00 AM

We here at OMC are incredibly proud to announce that the new Othermills are now shipping!

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Topics: Othermill, Announcements

It’s Official! The Othermill is Ready

Posted by Danielle Applestone on Oct 13, 2014 12:22:00 PM

We haven’t done a ton of posts lately, but we’ve been busy! Last month, we finished our Kickstarter shipments. And today we are finally ready to talk about all of the work we have been doing behind the scenes.

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Topics: Inside OMC, Othermill, Announcements, Otherplan

Software Release, Projects, and Presales

Posted by Danielle Applestone on Mar 3, 2014 4:00:00 PM

Today is a big day for us. We are announcing the first public release of Otherplan, our revolutionary “what you see is what you make” Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software for free download, as well the launch of Othermill presales through OMC’s online store.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Manufacturing, Othermill, Announcements, Otherplan

Software Demo!

Posted by Martine Neider on Sep 29, 2013 5:00:00 PM

We’ve been working hard on the software side of the project. A lot of people have wanted to see an end to end demo of how cutting out a board will work. We put together a quick video, to show you the process from start to finish. There’s still lots to do, and some of the user interface is not finalized, but we have some pretty cool stuff up and running and we’re excited about how well it’s working.

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Topics: Inside OMC, Othermill, Otherplan