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Archive for the ‘PCNC 770’ Category


Cutting Big Parts on a Small CNC Machine

April 17th, 2015 by Greg Jackson 

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

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More than Your Basic Mill

March 18th, 2015 by Chris Fox 

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


Settling the Debate – CNC vs 3DP

March 13th, 2015 by Chris Fox 

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


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


Options for Tormach PCNC Mill Enclosures

August 26th, 2014 by Greg Jackson 

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