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Small CNCs, like our PCNC 770 and PCNC 1100, don’t take up a lot of room. That’s why the footprint is ideal for basic shops, garages, basements, or even New York apartments. The tradeoff is that a small footprint will necessarily mean that the work envelope must shrink. Never fear! With ... More
Here at Tormach, we consider our machines to be prosumer – meaning, they marry the concerns of cost and quality. Because of this, our products are found at a unique intersection between hobbyists (those that use the machines for fun or at-home projects) and professionals (those who make a business out ... More
Now that 3D printers have emerged as the tool-of-choice for many makers and educators, there seems to be a line drawn in the sand between CNC and additive manufacturing. Many manufacturers even worry that 3D printing may one day replace traditional manufacturing in the form of at-home production (perhaps sooner ... More
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
Mill Enclosure Options We've recently released the DIY Frame Kit as another option for coolant and chip control on your PCNC mill. With this in mind it seems a good time to review the relevant considerations as you ponder what the best solution would be for your shop. Chip Guard and Backsplash: ... More