Cool Tools, Product Development, customer projects, and CNC Tips from Tormach, the maker of personal CNC mills and accessories.
We hosted our first Slant-PRO workshop last weekend, here at Tormach World Headquarters in Waunakee, WI. This free Saturday event provided current and future 15L Slant-PRO lathe owners an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of CNC lathe and check out the lathe product line firsthand. Throughout the day, visitors ... More
FIRST Robotics is a quickly-growing STEM initiative, founded by Dean Kamen, that pits kids against each other in robotic contests while promoting a fine combination of cooperation and competition. Teenagers stew over various engineering issues, component failures, and efficiency quotas all while coordinating their teams like a start-up engineering business ... More
For those that just can’t put a square peg in a round hole, there’s rotary broaching – a milling method that produces a hexagonal or other polygonal holes. First, a pilot hole is drilled into the work piece, followed by a chamfer at the top – chamfering is not necessary, but ... More
- Hot-Rodded Tormachs - Many of our customers are hotrod enthusiasts and vehicle customizers, but we have even more customers that are hot-rodding their Tormach machines. Tormach users are often owners of start-ups, engineering organizations, or even prototyping companies, which often leads to creating unique components and parts on their machines. The ... More
Application: General-purpose Aluminum and Brass machining, both roughing and finishing. Recommended Surface Speed: Up to 1200 SFM in Aluminum Alloy. We've recently started offering a line of 3-flute CrN coated end mills that our machinists really enjoy. These tools have 3-flutes with a cutting geometry optimized for aluminum machining, but what really ... More