Bantam Tools Blog

Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine Reviewed in HackSpace Magazine Issue on Best Hardware

Posted by Goli Mohammadi on Oct 4, 2018 12:21:27 PM


The newest print offering from the folks at Raspberry Pi, based in England, is HackSpace magazine, billed as the "monthly magazine for the modern maker." The current issue, 11, focuses on best maker hardware and features a great review of our Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine by Hackster's Alex Glow.

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Topics: Precision, Circuit Boards, Press

Guide to Proper Use of Digital Calipers

Posted by Bantam Tools Support on May 1, 2018 10:59:36 AM


Digital calipers are your best friend when it comes to taking accurate measurements of small objects. In order to take accurate measurements, it’s important to know how to use calipers properly. For Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine users, calipers are downright indispensable for ensuring that your material dimensions in software are consistent with the material’s actual dimensions.

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Topics: Precision, Tutorials, Workflow, Support

Australia's Diyode Magazine Reviews the Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine

Posted by Goli Mohammadi on Feb 8, 2018 1:09:19 PM

There’s a fairly new electronics publication called Diyode across the pond in Australia, and apparently, it’s “the first new magazine supporting electronics enthusiasts and makers that Australia has seen in 30 years.” Issue #8 just came out, and we’re thrilled that they did an in-depth review of our Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine and loved it. 

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Topics: Precision, Circuit Boards, Press, Electronics

How Researchers at USC Are Using the Othermill to Develop Low-Cost Microdevices

Posted by Goli Mohammadi on Aug 3, 2017 11:50:09 AM

Last month, University of Southern California’s Prof. Keyue Shen was awarded the prestigious Trailblazer Award from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the latest in a long line of recognition he’s received for his groundbreaking cancer and stem cell research.

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Topics: Precision, Prototyping, Microfluidics

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

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