Last modified 01/25/2015
The OtherMill is a micro-milling machine, which operates with the free software OtherPlan. It uses end mills to cut away from material, making 3D shapes, 2.5D shapes, or printed circuit boards (PCBs). The OtherMill is the most approachable mill at ITP, and can theoretically mill a PCB without modifying it's Eagle file.Signup for time slots here
The OtherMill's bed dimensions = 5.5 inch. X 4.5 inch.
The bed is made of aluminum, giving the OtherMill two nice features:
Threaded holes are placed throughout the bed, allowing you to attach fixtures to help align material. While a fixture is attached, milling a double-sided PCB is built into OtherPlan.
Never use without all transparent safety panels attached (they attach easily with magnets).
You can order bits and materials from the Other Machine store.