CNC milling machine company Othermachine is determined to keep the manufacturing of 89 percent of the parts of its Othermill CNC machines in the United States, CEO and Co-Founder Danielle Applestone said in a talk at Maker Faire Bay Area.
She describes the Othermill CNC machine as “the opposite of a 3D printer” – it carves shapes out of blocks of material to allow for easy desktop manufacturing. Othermachine wanted to keep its manufacturing close to home in San Francisco, she said, and she encouraged more people to learn how to participate in the manufacturing side of making.
“I want to squash the notion that domestic manufacturing or local manufacturing is dead,” she said.
Othermill Manufacturing Stays Close to Home
It takes a village to make the Othermill desktop CNC mill, but despite current trends offshore, that village is based in the San Francisco Bay Area instead of Chinese manufacturing hotbed Shenzhen. Roughly 89% of desktop Othermill’s 227 parts are manufactured domestically …
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