0.15 Seconds of Fame: Tormach PCNC 1100 Cameo on 60 Minutes with Charlie Rose


Look what eagle-eyed PCNC 1100 owner Dave Hultman spotted in in the background of a January 6, 2013, 60 Minutes CBS News interview between host Charlie Rose and IDEO co-founder David Kelley! That’s a Tormach PCNC 1100, making a cameo appearance in the segment highlighting IDEO’s world-renowned innovation. Kelley, a pioneer in a problem-solving methodology he terms “design thinking,” has created a diverse corporate culture that encourages building, making, and tinkering with improving the customer experience as the main objective.


Tormach mills have been on the Discovery Channel Cable TV and PBS before, but I think this is the first time ever on a Network station.  Here’s a link to the 60 minutes segment.  Fast forward to 3:07 (don’t blink!) to  see the PCNC 1100 over Rose’s right shoulder.  So Cool!

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Julie Henning


Julie Henning is the Tormach Technical Writer. She has a ten year background in technical documentation and marketing communication in the medical device and printed circuit board industries. Julie holds a BS in Technical Communication from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and a MS in Technical Communication from Colorado State University.

One thought on “0.15 Seconds of Fame: Tormach PCNC 1100 Cameo on 60 Minutes with Charlie Rose

  1. Mid Day Machining on said:

    I saw it in the back ground, but it wasn’t running. They also had a shot of a Haas VF6.