Cool Tools, Product Development, customer projects, and CNC Tips from Tormach, the maker of personal CNC mills and accessories.
Here's a neat idea that was shared with me by Tormach PCNC 1100 owner Brian Ulrick in Ohio: Just got the 8" fourth axis and knew from experience that getting it on the Tormach table would be hard on the back and mill table. I made a simple ball bearing chain hoist ... More
Last week we talked about using fixture plates for quick and repeatable setups, and asked blog readers to send us pictures of their fixture plate set ups as part of a contest. The winner of last week's blog contest is Fred Francouer from Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada. ... More
Here's a great little device to speed up setup tasks in the shop: the Stop-Loc Setup Tool. Tormach Tech Advisor Rory has two of these in his own shop and, in his own words, "I use them all the time, man!" Obviously, the Stop-Loc isn't a replacement for a precision ... More
The Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) continues to be a great success and very popular with our customers. Perhaps the only real challenge we’ve experienced with the ATC is interference between long tools in the ATC tool carousel and the conventional 4th axis. The standard 4th axis rotary table mounts upright ... More
New Product: CNC Drag Knife We've added this CNC Drag Knife to the webstore. We knew it could cut sign vinyl - that's cool enough, on its own - but also wanted to see what else you might be able to do with it. So we came up with a few ... More