Cool Tools, Product Development, customer projects, and CNC Tips from Tormach, the maker of personal CNC mills and accessories.
A popular tech line request is for more information about setting up a 4th axis. Earlier, we showed how to true a 4th axis to the mill motion using shims and how to set up a 3 Jaw chuck. In this new video, Mike C. demonstrates how to set ... More
I met with my friend Bob Warfield (who writes the fantastic machining blog CNC Cookbook and is the author of the popular G-Wizard software tool suite for machinists) for lunch a couple of weeks back on a recent trip to California. We got to talking about some of ... More
Just got a 4th axis and not sure how to start? First things first - make sure you know how to properly set it up and align it to your PCNC mill. Check out our latest Fab Lab Skill builder video to learn how to do it right. This video also ... More
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