Bantam Tools improves desktop CNC machine, adds Explorer

Bantam Tools, the desktop CNC manufacturer, has made some key improvements to its flagship Bantam Tools desktop CNC milling machine and added the portable Explorer™ CNC milling machine. (Courtesy: Bantam Tools)

Bantam Tools, the desktop CNC manufacturer, has made some key improvements to its flagship Bantam Tools desktop CNC milling machine. The improvements, which include a new black powder coated steel frame, a deeper chip dish, and tighter pitch on the Z-axis, are all improvements that help the machine’s durability and performance, making it a stronger machine built with professional reliability and precision to support world changers and skill builders.

“After having the Bantam Tools desktop CNC milling machine out in the market for a few years, we’ve gotten some good customer feedback on making the machine more rugged and durable,” said Bre Pettis, CEO of Bantam Tools. “We’ve taken all of this input into consideration while revamping the machine and made it stronger and more reliable for professional use.”

The Bantam Tools desktop CNC milling machine offers fourth axis compatibility, 14” tooling, a 28,000 RPM spindle, a 7” x 9” x 3.5” build volume and comes with the free version of the Bantam Tools milling machine software, a 14” ER-11 collet, a 14” flat end mill, a 14” probing pin, right-angle alignment bracket, toe clamp, and aluminum stock for the tool holder project.

The desktop CNC milling machine is a proven prototyping solution and is a great desktop tool for engineers, designers, manufacturers, and those who need reliable prototyping and design capabilities.

These new updates to the Bantam Tools desktop CNC milling machine also make the frame more scratch-resistant, hold up better to daily wear and tear, and the deeper chip dish allows longer running without needing to stop and clean out the chips.

Bantam Tools has also launched a new desktop CNC machine, the Bantam Tools 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.

“We are loving the portability of our new Bantam Tools Explorer CNC milling machine,’” said Pettis. “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.”

With a compact footprint, the new Bantam Tools Explorer CNC milling machine fits into a Pelican case and is the perfect traveling companion for those who need to mill anywhere. In fact, the machine, which runs on standard 110V (US) or 220V (EU) power, can even plug into a generator or battery power station and is frontline-ready for users who need to fabricate parts immediately. Additionally, the mill’s compact footprint makes it an ideal solution for engineers and product designers with hybrid or remote work schedules, making it a great addition to Bantam Tools existing desktop offerings and rapidly expanding ecosystem. 

The new powerful and portable Bantam Tools Explorer CNC Milling Machine features a powerful modular spindle with ER-11 collet, a rigid unibody exoskeleton, and has the ability to machine precise aluminum parts using high-speed machining strategies with 1/4” tooling. Combined with Bantam Tools pro-grade, easy-to-use machine control software, users will have everything they need to build the future they want to see and solve our world’s most pressing challenges.