Desktop CNC manufacturer Bantam Tools is launching a range of new systems at IMTS 2022.
Leading the lineup is the new Explorer CNC milling machine. The machine weighs less than 50 pounds and is designed with power and portability in mind with a durable exoskeleton and the ability to run on battery power. Bantam is also exhibiting a new and improved version of its Desktop CNC milling machine, designed for rapid aluminum prototyping. Both machines are optimized for milling parts and prototypes.
“We are loving the portability of our new Bantam Tools Explorer CNC Milling Machine,’” said Bre Pettis, CEO of Bantam Tools. “Many product developers and engineers have expressed that they would love the opportunity to travel with our machine and put it through its paces in locations other than their office. We decided to take on that challenge and have spent the last year engineering a machine with expeditionary capabilities that will meet their needs. Now, when an engineer or designer needs to be out in the field or working remotely, they can fabricate parts and solve problems, then easily put the machine away when they are done.”
The Bantam Tools Explorer CNC milling machine fits into a Pelican case and can plug into a generator or battery power station. Its portability suits it for use by engineers and product designers with hybrid or remote work schedules.
Also new are a number of accessories: the Bantam Tools Control, the Bantam Tools CNC Low-Profile Vise, the Bantam Tools Explorer CNC Vacuum, Fixturing Pallet and Spoilboard. The Bantam Tools Control is a mini computer with a touchscreen interface and runs the Bantam Tools CNC Milling Machine on its own, which frees up the user’s computer. The Bantam Tools CNC Low-Profile Vise works with the T-slot beds and fixturing pallets for both Bantam Tools CNC Milling Machines. The Bantam Tools CNC Low-Profile Vise enables users to repeatedly produce precise and complex parts. All Bantam Tools’ accessories are fully integrated into the Bantam Tools software.