The world of manufacturing and fabrication is incredibly broad and fast-moving. It gets even faster in the world of custom cars and motorcycles. Scott Phillips works full time at a manufacturing facility with industrial CNC machines, but then he comes home and creates an array of custom parts. He's used his PCNC 1100 to make unique parts, brackets, and harnesses for a local motorcycle company, and he's done some improvising along the way with indexing and various forms of prototyping. With the mill in his garage, he can tackle prototyping projects faster than in the larger industrial shop.
Bikes that carry Phillips' designs have appeared all over the Sturgis Bike Rally, as well as in the pages of American Bagger and Baggers magazines. "Obviously, everybody would like to work for themselves and make a ton of money, but we’ll see how it goes," he says. Phillips continues to work in a fabrication shop, but Phillips is also working to grow his personal business.