Twitter user _MG_ has been utilizing our adjustable drag engraver to make very detailed circuit boards. He did a good overview video over on twitter:
(I have no financial ties to Bantam or Boring Research. I just like seeing cool things happen.) pic.twitter.com/Hg4QQhKV7U
— _MG_ (@_MG_) October 3, 2019
We have had requests to build a drag engraver that allowed for adjustment. This is very useful when engraving delicate objects such copper clad in PCB circuit board prototyping. The new product is listed on our drag engraver product page. It allows the end user to swap springs and adjust using a setscrew at the back of the engraver. We include an extra lighter weight spring with the order.
We are replacing our existing shop with a new facility with greater power, better noise insulation, a stronger floor and better venting. During this time we expect to continue business until we sell out of our inventory. We are hoping to be operational again in 2-3 months. The demolition is scheduled to begin at the end of February 2019.
Inventory is limited but we have been working hard to build a surplus over the last few months. Once it is sold out we will mark the page and provide a newsletter signup to keep up to date when production starts back up.
We will be raising our shipping prices to match what USPS rate hike on first class and priority mail. The changes appear minor for most of our shipment needs but customers may notice a slight change:
As always we combine shipping where possible.
We are taking a few weeks off to enjoy our families and the summer. We will be returning during the last week of June. Please drop us an email if you have any questions.
Now this being said it doesn’t mean there isn’t progress being done. We also have a new prototype in the works for a CNC Drag Engraver. After we get back we will start to look for beta testers so if you have interest please drop us a note. This engraver is a bit different as it will let you use carbide or diamond bits which will cost between $.05-$10 and can be purchased at most home improvement stores. We are hoping to price the engraver around the $30 mark.
Well it has been a busy few days but we got a bunch of orders out. The post office was kind enough to give us an instruction sheet in the future on how to handle large package pickups/deliveries in the future …
We are caught up into orders from the 4th of March which is when thing started slowing down from that major influx. The hope here is within the week to get completely caught up. I don’t believe we have gone past the 2 week estimate provided to any customers.
Many should have received their orders so of course as this is a fairly new product we welcome feedback, suggestions and feedback.