The powerful and portable Bantam Tools Explorer™ CNC Milling Machine is compact and enables you to machine aluminum parts anywhere. Weighing in at 42 lb, this desktop CNC machine is lightweight, supports 1/4” tooling, has a 6” x 4” x 2.75” build volume, and has a durable powder-coated steel exoskeleton. In short: The Bantam Tools Explorer™ CNC Milling Machine is made to move. Easily machine functional parts in your office, lab, classroom, or pack it in a Pelican case and solve problems on the go.
The Bantam Tools Explorer™ CNC Milling Machine can comfortably hit a material removal rate (MRR) of 0.1 cubic in/min (2.54 cubic mm/min) in aluminum 6061 and has a repeatability of +/- .001”, enabling you to make functional parts quickly. Other soft metals such as brass and copper, engineering plastics, hardwoods, machining wax, and FR-1 are also supported materials.
Pull your Bantam Tools Explorer™ CNC Milling Machine right out of the case, plug it in, and start milling. The machine is clean, fully enclosed, and comes with built-in safety features, including a physical E-stop button, safety interlock door, and safety windows.
Our robust ecosystem of CNC accessories seamlessly integrate with the Bantam Tools Explorer™ CNC Milling Machine and Milling Machine Software, giving you the flexibility you need to take on any job. We offer vises, a fixturing pallet, PCB spoilboard, vacuum and air blaster attachments, and more.
The intuitive Bantam Tools Milling Machine Software makes setting up and running your job easy. G-code integration is standard and the free version of our software is packed with powerful features including:
The Bantam Tools software is compatible on both Windows and Mac operating systems. For Mac users, the Bantam Tools software is compatible with the M1 chip. The free version of our Bantam Tools software supports the following file types:
Our customers are building the future they want to see. For them, CNC machining isn’t just a mode of fabrication, it’s a way of life. Our world changers are at the forefront of their industries, such as aerospace, biomedical, defense, sustainable energy, robotics, you name it. While skill builders like Microsoft, Bridgerland Technical College, MIT, UCLA, and more have added our desktop CNC machines to their labs and classrooms to close the skills gap.