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Co-founder of Makerbot, Bre Pettis acquires milling machine firm Other Machine

Former CEO and co-founder of 3D printing business Makerbot, Bre Pettis has purchased a non 3D printing related business – the CNC milling device enterprise Other Machine.

Californian enterprise, Other Machine operates from Berkeley and is the creator of the Othermill Pro desktop milling device. Bre Pettis at present serves as CEO and founding father of Bre & Co, set up in the year 2016, the enterprise creates customized 3D printed presents and heirlooms.

Othermill Pro

Other Machine launched its Othermill products on Kickstarter with the original machine raising in excess of $311,000 back in 2013. The latest device, the Othermill Pro, at the moment is sold for $3,199.

With the use of its 3-axis toolhead, the machine has the potential to mill Printed Circuits and carve 3D shapes. The most important selling feature of the product is its capability to be incorporated in an office setup. The Othermill Pro is sufficiently little to fit on a worktable, soundless enough to feature in a community working place and can help you speed up production processes by creating in-house other than contracting out.

As well as hardware devices, the Berkeley firm furthermore has designed its very own Otherplan software for the CNC machines. Bre Pettis claims he is “thrilled” to purchase Other Machine as,

The Othermill Pro is an remarkable milling machine that is so accurate that electrical engineers has the ability to mill Printed Circuits with 6 mil traces and develop Printed Circuits faster than a Printed Circuit service. I’m energized to return in the arena assisting innovators.

Printed Circuits and electronics

CEO of Other Machine, Dr. Danielle Applestone makes clear, “I look ahead to building on our commitment of accessible prototyping machines for professional engineers and empowering a number of of students who utilize the Othermill Pro to learn and make their ideas an actuality.”

Applestone furthermore suggested she’ll continue in her role as CEO and is “thrilled to get Bre’s help.”

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