Pocket NC started out in Everett, Washington in 2010.  After searching long and hard for a desktop mill that we liked, we decided to set out to design and build one ourselves.  We spent 6 months developing the design of a 3 axis mill but quickly realized that many people would be more interested in a 5 axis machine.  After building and learning from 3 prototypes,  we finally made it to our 4th prototype(the first that was fully functional).  We launched a successful Kickstarter campaign in the summer of 2015 and are currently working on producing those machines.

Matt (the inventor captain) is an avid maker and tinkerer.  As a kid he always wanted to be an inventor when he grew up and has paved his own path.  His background as a machinist and his out of the box approach to machine design helped to make the revolutionary design of the Pocket NC a 5 axis machine from the ground up.  

Matt (the inventor captain) is an avid maker and tinkerer.  As a kid he always wanted to be an inventor when he grew up and has paved his own path.  His background as a machinist and his out of the box approach to machine design helped to make the revolutionary design of the Pocket NC a 5 axis machine from the ground up.  

Michelle is new to the world of making and tinkering.  Her background in mechanical engineering provides sound theoretical input to the design and she is enjoying the hands-on application of her degree.  She is also learning to manage the business aspects of a budding technology venture.

Michelle is new to the world of making and tinkering.  Her background in mechanical engineering provides sound theoretical input to the design and she is enjoying the hands-on application of her degree.  She is also learning to manage the business aspects of a budding technology venture.

Gary brings to the table 30+ years of experience as a machinist.  Having seen the industry change from manual to CNC he offers a great perspective for Pocket NC.  He is an avid hobbyist boat builder and photographer.  He is currently testing one of Pocket NC's  Beta machines and researching the best CAM pairings for the machine.

Gary brings to the table 30+ years of experience as a machinist.  Having seen the industry change from manual to CNC he offers a great perspective for Pocket NC.  He is an avid hobbyist boat builder and photographer.  He is currently testing one of Pocket NC's  Beta machines and researching the best CAM pairings for the machine.

Duane is a recent addition to our team and handles much of the software related challenges. With over twenty years experience as an industrial maintenance mechanic and ardent 'hackineer' by hobby. His primary asset is versatility, from software & electronics to heavy diesel mechanics. If it has nuts and volts he's probably worked on it. Pictured here with his favorite human Maddison.

Duane is a recent addition to our team and handles much of the software related challenges. With over twenty years experience as an industrial maintenance mechanic and ardent 'hackineer' by hobby. His primary asset is versatility, from software & electronics to heavy diesel mechanics. If it has nuts and volts he's probably worked on it. Pictured here with his favorite human Maddison.