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Introducing PathPilot™, Tormach’s new machine controller

February 17th, 2015 by Andrew Grevstad 

Today, we are announcing the pre-release of PathPilot™, our next generation machine controller for the entire Tormach CNC product line. PathPilot is an entirely new control architecture developed specifically for our products by the Tormach engineering group. It is compatible with all previous hardware generations of PCNC mills. It will ... More


University of Wisconsin – Platteville: PCNC 770s in the Classroom

January 8th, 2015 by Geoffrey Gould 

  In early 2014, the University of Wisconsin – Platteville purchased four PCNC 770s which are featured in our most recent Customer Success Story video series. Instructors in the school’s Industrial Studies department kindly opened their doors to allow us to see how the university utilizes their Tormach mills, and incorporates ... More


Now Available: Tailstock for 15L Slant-PRO CNC Lathe

October 30th, 2014 by Andrew Grevstad 

A fully adjustable tailstock option is now available for the 15L Slant-PRO CNC lathe. Features include: 3MT Taper 3.5" stroke via handwheel adjustments in both X and Y (elevation) Check out the following video for more information of how to install and align the tailstock. The design of our tailstock has a lot to do with ... More


Meet Tormach October 25 @ Little Machine Shop Open House

October 16th, 2014 by Andrew Grevstad 

Attention Southern California! Once again, we will be participating in Little Machine Shop's open house event this year on Saturday, October 26.  Stop by to talk with our technical staff about Tormach products, meet other machinists in Southern California Hobby metalworking community, and enjoy refreshments and great deals on items ... More


Small CNC Tombstone

October 3rd, 2014 by Greg Jackson 

Q: Where can I get a Tombstone? Cemetery? Frozen Pizza Aisle in the grocery store? Just in time for Halloween, we are now offering a unique 4-sided cast iron tombstone, specially designed for small mills.  Here's a short video showing how to get started. In case you didn't know, in the world of machining ... More