Bre Pettis Buys Electronics Milling Machine Maker Other Machine Co.

Published by , May 26, 2017 12:04 pm

(TechCrunch) Other Machine Co., based in Berkeley, California, and the maker of rapid prototyping tools for electrical and mechanical design engineers and educators, has been acquired by Bre Pettis, former co-founder and CEO of MakerBot and current head of Bre & Co. Dr. Danielle Applestone, CEO of Other Machine Co., will continue to lead the company and will remain in Berkeley, California, overseeing daily operations.
Pettis inherits a company with a bright future and a solid present. Other Machine’s line of products, like the Othermill Pro, which look to do for CNC electronics milling what MakerBot planned to do for 3D printing, are already shipping product to good reviews. The startup has a proven audience of engineers and some real growth potential. “I’m thrilled to have acquired Other Machine Co.,” said Bre Pettis. “The Othermill Pro is an amazing milling machine that is so accurate that electrical engineers can mill circuit boards with 6 mil traces and develop circuit boards faster than a circuit board service. I’m excited to be back in the arena supporting innovators.”

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