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Co-founder of Makerbot, Bre Pettis buys milling machine company Other Machine

Former CEO and co-founder of 3D printing firm Makerbot, Bre Pettis has bought a non 3D printing relevant business – the CNC milling equipment company Other Machine.

American company, Other Machine operates from Berkeley and is the developer of the Othermill Pro desktop milling equipment. Bre Pettis at present serves as CEO and founder of Bre & Co, started in 2016, the company creates bespoke 3D printed presents and heirlooms.

Othermill Pro

Other Machine presented its Othermill products on Kickstarter with the original machine getting above $311,000 back in 2013. The most up-to-date equipment, the Othermill Pro, at present sells for $3,199.

Using its 3-axis toolhead, the machine has the potential to mill Printed Circuit Boards and carve 3D shapes. The primary characteristic of the system is being able to be incorporated in an office setup. The Othermill Pro is sufficiently small to fit on a desktop, calm enough to feature in a public working place and can boost production processes by creating in-house other than contracting out.

Aside from hardware machinery, the Berkeley company furthermore has created its own Otherplan software for the CNC machines. Bre Pettis says he is “thrilled” to purchase Other Machine as,

The Othermill Pro is an outstanding milling machine that is so exact that electrical engineers can easily mill Printed Circuit Boards with 6 mil traces and develop Printed Circuit Boards more quickly than a Printed Circuit Board service. I’m delighted to be back in the arena boosting forerunners.

Printed Circuit Boards and electronics

CEO of Other Machine, Dr. Danielle Applestone clarifies, “I sit up for building on our commitment of accessible prototyping machines for expert engineers and empowering a generation of students using the Othermill Pro to learn and make their concepts a real possibility.”

Applestone likewise claimed she is going to keep on in her position as CEO and is “delighted to have Bre’s assistance.”

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