Season 3, Episode 5 – Dom Riccobene: Turning Data Into Sculpture / Vince Ramirez: Fast and Furious
In this season’s final episode of The Edge, Bre and Zach speak with two of Bantam Tools’ remote residents, Dom Riccobene and Vince Ramirez. Our residents are artists, engineers, and educators, some of whom regularly use CNC machines in their daily work while others are new to CNC all together.
In this two-part episode we begin with Dom Riccobene, who’s developed a beautiful and cinematic technique of milling high-resolution topographic maps at his studio in Albuquerque, NM. In the second half, we sit down with Vince Ramirez of Austin, TX who shared how he’s using desktop CNC machines as the backbone of his high-performance auto fabrication business.
Dom uses the open source QGIS software
Dom’s Rainbow Range video that momentarily broke the internet on launch
Dom recommends Lars Christensen’s Fusion 360 videos if you’re just getting started with CNC
Vince’s titanium Bantam Tools rooster
ABOUT DOM RICCOBENE
Dom Riccobene is an inventor and artist based out of Albuquerque, NM. He divides his time between his family’s concrete business and getting his startup Riccobene Designworks—where he hopes to produce custom landscapes and maps—off the ground. You can follow his work @dom.riccobene on Instagram.
ABOUT VINCE RAMIREZ
Vince Ramirez is a high-performance automotive fabricator out of Austin, TX who’s turning the CNC world on its head. Nicknamed the “Mad Max of CNC,” he’s utilizing high-speed machining techniques in his shop that you don’t typically see used with desktop machines. Follow him on Instagram @vince.fab to his latest projects.