Bantam Tools EXPLORER Desktop CNC Mill

Bantam Tools Explorer puts CNC Aluminium prototyping on desktop

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The Bantam Tools Explorer CNC milling machine has landed, and in a remarkable package that weighs around 23Kg, and has been designed with power and portability in mind – boasting a durable exoskeleton and the ability to run on battery power.

The new CNC machine is compact and durable offering, capable of fitting into a pelican case for those who need to mill anywhere – or simply for easy storage off-desk when not in use.

The Bantam Tools Explorer next to its larger sibling, the Desktop CNC milling machine

The mobility is highlighted again by the Bantam Tools Explorer being capable of running on standard 110V (US) or 220V (EU) power, and can even plug into a generator or battery power station – making it an interesting option for product designers with hybrid or remote work schedules.

It features a powerful modular spindle with ER-11 collet, a rigid unibody exoskeleton, and has the ability to machine precise aluminium parts using high-speed machining strategies with 1/4” tooling.

Also new are Bantam Tools key accessories line, which includes the Bantam Tools Control; a mini computer with a touchscreen interface and that runs the Bantam Tools CNC Milling Machine on its own, freeing-up the user’s computer.

The Bantam Tools CNC Low-Profile Vise [sic] works with the T-slot beds and fixturing pallets for all Bantam Tools CNC milling machines, allowing users to repeatedly produce precise and complex parts. All Bantam Tools’ accessories are fully integrated into its software.

Updates to the original Bantam Tools Desktop CNC milling machine offer a new powder-coated steel enclosure, deeper chip tray and tighter pitch on the Z-axis.


The Bantam Tools Explorer will begin shipping at the end of 2022, and can be ordered now.