The 4th axis has come to Bantam Tools. Bantam Tools is excited to announce the NEW Bantam Tools Desktop CNC 4th Axis Accessory. This beginner-friendly accessory empowers users to expand the abilities of the compatible Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine* to include 4th axis machining. Machine parts with more complex geometries, grow your machining skill set, and expand your capabilities beyond just 3 axes.
“It feels awesome to be able to introduce the new Bantam Tools Desktop CNC 4th Axis Accessory,” said Bre Pettis, CEO of Bantam Tools. “When milling a job that calls for multiple flips, index milling or continuous milling, this accessory is fully integrated with the latest model of the Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine that’s 4th Axis compatible and our intuitive Bantam Tools Milling Machine Software. To get users up to speed, we are also offering the first Bantam Tools educational course that levels up 4th Axis skills. We developed this educational course specifically for this accessory to help users build their 4th axis machining skills and will have additional courses coming later this year.”
The Bantam Tools Desktop CNC 4th Axis Accessory is designed to be a beginner-friendly accessory that expands machining capabilities to include 4th axis machining. It’s a gateway into 4th axis machining and a tool customers can use to grow their machining skills. It makes complex parts more attainable and offers more machining options for 3D surfacing, as well as reduces machining complexity with parts that require machining on multiple sides. The new Bantam Tools Desktop CNC 4th Axis Accessory empowers users to turn their 3-axis Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine into a 4-axis machine quickly and easily.
“Being able to offer a 4th axis accessory for the Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine is a game changer for those looking to level up their skills,” said Bre Pettis. “To be able to offer the 4th axis accessory for $499, is something a lot of our customers, who are world changers and skill builders, are really excited about.”
*The Bantam Tools Desktop CNC 4th Axis Accessory can only be used with a Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine that is 4th axis compatible. The Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine is compatible with this accessory if it has a 4th Axis compatible sticker on the front of the Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine’s enclosure or if there is a 4th axis harness running along the inner-left side of the Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine.
Related Glossary Terms
- computer numerical control ( CNC)
computer numerical control ( CNC)
Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.
- gang cutting ( milling)
gang cutting ( milling)
Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.
Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.
- milling machine ( mill)
milling machine ( mill)
Runs endmills and arbor-mounted milling cutters. Features include a head with a spindle that drives the cutters; a column, knee and table that provide motion in the three Cartesian axes; and a base that supports the components and houses the cutting-fluid pump and reservoir. The work is mounted on the table and fed into the rotating cutter or endmill to accomplish the milling steps; vertical milling machines also feed endmills into the work by means of a spindle-mounted quill. Models range from small manual machines to big bed-type and duplex mills. All take one of three basic forms: vertical, horizontal or convertible horizontal/vertical. Vertical machines may be knee-type (the table is mounted on a knee that can be elevated) or bed-type (the table is securely supported and only moves horizontally). In general, horizontal machines are bigger and more powerful, while vertical machines are lighter but more versatile and easier to set up and operate.