Simone Davalos



Keep Your Machine Clean: Preventative Maintenance for Your Othermill

Posted by Simone Davalos on Sep 24, 2015 11:47:00 PM

We hear this often at the support desk: “So, I’ve been milling [insert material of your choice] all weekend, and I ran into this issue where the machine is behaving funny. I think I have a [insert speculation on really complicated machine issue]. I’m prepared to take my Othermill apart or ship it back and have involved repairs made on my machine by the knowledgeable folks at OMC. But boy, will I ever miss my mill!”

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Topics: Maintenance, Othermill, Support

Custom Gifts for Mother's Day

Posted by Simone Davalos on May 7, 2015 4:29:00 PM

!One of the wonderful things about having an Othermill is the ability to make thoughtful, custom presents to celebrate notable occasions. It’s also useful for those of us who may or may not be great at planning ahead and need a thoughtful, custom gift in time for brunch.

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Topics: Othermill Projects

Circuit Board Tips and Tricks

Posted by Simone Davalos on Apr 22, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Though the Othermill is wonderful for a wide range of 2.5 and 3D applications, it still remains true to its roots as a very fine method to build and protoype circuit boards. We have a few trips and tricks we’ve discovered in milling boards that make the board-cutting process on the Othermill even more pleasant.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Circuit Boards, Electronics

Projects: Ice Fishing Made Easy with the Othermill

Posted by Simone Davalos on Feb 24, 2015 10:57:00 AM

Home tinkerer, Github user, and Othermill owner Jetty recently contacted us about a project he made on his shiny new Othermill, which involves making ice fishing slightly nicer for the fish as well as the humans. We’re excited about this project because it employs both a 3D printer and the Othermill for an elegant finished product.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, 3D Printing, Circuit Boards, Stories

Project Wednesday: Valentine’s Day at OMC

Posted by Simone Davalos on Feb 5, 2015 2:02:00 PM

Here at OMC, it’s really lovely having a mill or two lying around, since it means we never need to scramble for a last-minute gift for a friend or loved one. As Valentine’s day is coming up, we thought some nice chocolates would be just the thing.

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Topics: Othermill Projects, Machining Wax, Inside OMC, Chocolate, Molds

OMC at CES 2015

Posted by Simone Davalos on Jan 7, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Our own Danielle Applestone appeared this week on CNET’s CES panel on New Directions in 3D Printing. It’s a great conversation with interesting projections for the milling and 3D printing communities.

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Topics: 3D Printing, Manufacturing, Press, CNC

Othermills are Shipping Now!

Posted by Simone Davalos on Dec 9, 2014 10:26:00 AM

We here at OMC are incredibly proud to announce that the new Othermills are now shipping!

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Topics: Othermill, Announcements

Enamelling Metal with the Othermill

Posted by Simone Davalos on Nov 20, 2014 10:16:00 AM

We have a new Instructable out! It’s for the more experienced Othermill user (or a really conscientious beginner).

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Topics: Othermill Projects

OMC at the Bay Area Science Festival

Posted by Simone Davalos on Oct 29, 2014 12:14:00 PM

This week, the greater San Francisco Bay Area is celebrating the Bay Area Science Festival, a collection of exciting and interesting science-oriented events scattered around numerous venues in San Francisco and beyond.

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Topics: San Francisco, Events

Roommate Power!

Posted by Simone Davalos on Oct 20, 2014 4:23:00 PM

One of our Manufacturing Technicians, Alana, made a group present for her tight-knit community of housemates.

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Topics: Othermill Projects