June 16, 2022
PEEKSKILL, N.Y.—Desktop CNC manufacturer Bantam Tools is launching a new service that gives designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs a proven process to turn designs into physical parts, the company said in a release. The service, dubbed the Bantam Tools Turnkey Solutions Process, is meant to empower users of Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machines to mill parts with confidence.
Here’s how Turnkey Solutions works: Bantam Tools engineers develop a process to machine parts on the Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine. They then provide the know-how directly to customers, so they can then make those parts on their own. The goal, the company said, is to empower users of Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machines to mill parts with confidence.
“Our engineers build a bridge to help designers and engineers learn how to machine parts on a Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine, then take those designs and skills to make their own parts and do it confidently,” said Ron Lorentzen, general manager of Bantam Tools, in the release. “This helps parts survive the journey across the challenges and chasms of DFM (design for manufacturing), CAM (computer-aided manufacturing), filtering, speeds and feeds, and tooling.”
The Bantam Tools Turnkey Solutions service is set up to help make parts faster using the Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine. It gives designers, engineers, and companies a shortcut for figuring out a process to mill on a CNC machine, the company said.
Bantam Tools said that depending on the parts, it can deliver such items as work instructions for how to set up and run the job; a Fusion 360 file with vetted CAD model and CAM toolpaths; and a .BTP file that saves the job setup in the Bantam Tools software. It can also provide G-code files that were exported from the Fusion 360 file; expertly engineered custom fixturing (either designs or fabricated); the finished part(s); and a list of suggested machine tooling and accessories used.
“We’ve had customers get really excited about the Bantam Tools Turnkey Solutions,” Lorentzen said. “There are a lot of companies out there [that] are needing to bring prototyping in-house and they need aluminum parts, but aren’t quite sure how to go about designing for and using a CNC milling machine. We can help remove those pain points and give customers the know-how to succeed.”
Bantam Tools said it builds desktop CNC machines “with professional reliability and precision to support world changers and skill builders.” The machines are reportedly easy to set up and ready to use right out of the box. In addition to mechanical engineers, product designers, and entrepreneurs, potential users of the machines include electrical engineers, machinists, students, educators, and digital fabricators, the company said.
To learn more about Bantam Tools Turnkey Solutions and submit a project to Bantam Tools’ team of engineers, visit bantamtools.com/bantam-tools-solutions.