She has something she really wants to show me during our video chat before she gets down to the proper business of firing up her demo.
Something that has room to breathe on the tip of a finger, which even replicated in a blown up photo, I have to squint to make out.
So Applestone made her own on her dining room table, using the Othermill Pro, the successor to the company s desktop CNC milling machine that s capable of cutting features down to 25 microns, courtesy of much faster spindle that turns at speeds of up to 27,000 RPMs.
The device marks the next major step for the company, which entered the world three years ago this month as a Kickstarter campaign designed to bring a circuit board milling machine to hardware developers desktops – a sort of milling equivalent to consumer-facing 3D printers.
But we re so limited still by physical constraints.
That number jumps to the standard retail price of $3,199 on June 23rd.