World Maker Faire 2013: MakerBot Digitizer 3D Scanner

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

Former CEO and co-founder of 3D printing business Makerbot, Bre Pettis has acquired a non 3D printing associated business – the CNC milling equipment corporation Other Machine.

American corporation, Other Machine operates from Berkeley and is the maker of the Othermill Pro desktop milling equipment. Bre Pettis currently works as CEO and founding father of Bre & Co, set up in 2016, the corporation creates bespoke 3D printed presents and heirlooms.

Othermill Pro

Other Machine unveiled its Othermill series on Kickstarter with the original machine raising more than $311,000 back in 2013. The most recent equipment, the Othermill Pro, now is sold for $3,199.

Utilizing its 3-axis toolhead, the machine can mill PCBs and carve 3D shapes. The most important feature of the equipment is its capability to be incorporated in an office setup. The Othermill Pro is sufficiently small enough to fit on a desktop, tranquil enough to feature in a social working environment and can boost production processes by creating in-house as opposed to outsourcing.

Coupled with hardware systems, the Berkeley company has additionally introduced its own Otherplan software for the CNC machines. Bre Pettis says he is “thrilled” to acquire Other Machine as,

The Othermill Pro is definitely an exceptional milling machine that’s so exact that electrical engineers has the ability to mill PCBs with 6 mil traces and create PCBs quicker than a PCB service. I’m thrilled to be back in the arena helping innovators.

PCBs and electronics

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

Applestone also mentioned she is going to continue on in her role as CEO and is “delighted to get Bre’s assistance.”

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