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Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine Announced

Bantam Tools has announced its newest machine, the Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine, with pre-orders available at Making aluminum parts is fast and easy with the Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine.

The Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine is fast, easy to set up, and comes with software that allows for predictable outcomes, including automatic material location, effectively bringing aluminum prototyping to an accessible and affordable level that has not been seen in this category. Bantam Tools Milling Machine Software also supports a simple drag-and-drop integration with SVG files for 2.5D designs.

In addition to its high speed and ease-of-use, the Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine has Fusion 360 integration and toolpath templates that allow CAD designers with limited CAM experience to machine parts like a pro using an “Auto-CAM” solution. This feature helps anyone who has experience with Fusion 360 start milling quickly and easily.

Made in the USA at the Bantam Tools Peekskill, New York, factory, the Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine offers swappable build plates, is easy to maintain and service, and comes with a one-year warranty and customer support.

The Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine is available for pre-orders at for the introductory price of $3,599. The machines are expected to begin shipping in six to eight weeks.

About Bantam Tools

Bantam Tools produces hardware and software to help designers and engineers explore the frontier of digital fabrication. The Bantam Tools Desktop PCB Milling Machine, the company’s first product, is relied on in more than 150 university labs and makerspaces around the world, including MIT, NYU, and Stanford, as well as companies and organizations such as Adafruit, Supplyframe DesignLab, and all branches of the US military.

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DeskProto Releases CAM Software for Apple Computers

UTRECHT, Netherlands, July 1, 2020 – Delft Spline Systems (NL) announces that the DeskProto CAM software now also is available for Mac users, as native 64 bits macOS application (macOS 10.12 or newer). Projects made on Mac and Windows are interchangeable. Licenses for DeskProto V7 can be used to activate DeskProto both on Mac and on Windows, so existing users can switch to a Mac without extra cost.

The DeskProto CAM software now also runs on macOS (image “CNCforApple”).

DeskProto offers three types of CAM:

  • Vector machining: 2D jobs like nameplates and front-panels (import DXF, AI, EPS file)
  • Geometry machining: 3D jobs like sculptures and scale models (import STL file)
  • Bitmap machining: reliefs based on digital images (import any image format).

Four editions are available: Free, Entry, Expert and Multi-Axis. The Free edition offers basic CAM functions for all three types of CAM and can be used free of charge (no time limitation), the paid editions offer more functionality. The top edition (Multi-Axis) even supports 4-axis machining and some 5-axis work. DeskProto is available as free download on A quick start is possible, as DeskProto is friendly for users without much prior CAM experience.

About DeskProto

DeskProto by Delft Spline Systems is the 3D CAM program that has made CNC milling a competitive alternative for 3D Printing by making it just as easy. The software can import 2D drawing files (DXF, EPS, AI), 3D geometry files (STL, DXF) and digital images (BMP, JPG, PNG), calculate NC toolpaths and then export NC program files suited for any 3-axis or 4-axis CNC milling machine. Key feature is the ease of use: DeskProto is aimed at designers, not (as most other CAM software) at CAM specialists.

Despite its low-end price DeskProto contains many high-end features, like automatic feedrate reduction at high chiploads, collet collision check, full rotation axis support, the two-sided milling wizard, and much more (not all options are available in all editions). Current users range from hobbyists and one-person model-shops to multinational A-brand companies like Unilever, Lancôme, Sony-Ericsson and NASA.

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