CNC in Education

CNC in Education

A real world tool for a real world future: Tormach PCNC Mills are helping educators teach Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum in robotics, manufacturing and pre-engineering.

Machining Meets Biology

In 2010, Adam Summers picked up a PCNC 1100 to add to his biomechanics laboratory at the University of Washington. Now, he uses his mill to replicate biology and test …

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Students Gear up for FIRST Robotics with Tormach Machines
The beginning of the school year is fueled with energy of new classes for students around the country, but for a team of Covington, WA, students, it's the smell of sizzling coolant...

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University of Toronto Micro-Engineers with Tormach

As the technology used in medical research continues to shrink, so does the engineering surrounding it. Edmond Young, Ph.D., focuses his research on developing technologies that rely on the flow of fluids at the ...

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Expanding an Education with Tormach Machine Tools
Matt Pyle is a student at Buffalo State University in New York. Though he has had some shop experience while getting his Associates Degree in mechanical engineering technology, he is mostly self-taught when it comes to …

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Future Robot Designers Learn CNC Manufacturing at the Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab

The Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab (DASL) in Philadelphia, PA is at the forefront of robotics research, with a mission to conceive, develop, implement and configure sensor-based solutions and "smart" mechatronic systems for robotics and human augmented applications.

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On Making in Milwaukee: Frankie Flood Brings Design Back to Industry

Frankie Flood, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, teaches Jewelry and Metalsmithing at the Peck School of the Arts. His motorcycle-themed pizza cutters have been sold around the world and were featured on the Bravo television series Top Chef. Learn more about Frankie, his class and see his PCNC Owner Story Video.

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In Milwaukee, Art Education Meets Industry with a Tormach PCNC 1100
Frankie Flood is a professor at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, where he runs the university’s Digital Craft Research Lab where he offers digital fabrication classes to art and engineering students …

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PCNC 440 meets Industrial Robots in Madison College’s Automated Manufacturing Program
The world of manufacturing and engineering is constantly changing and progressing, and so does the education to get quality workers in those industries. The Madison College Robotics and Automation program concentrates on ...

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Ideas Squared Goes Beyond the Hackerspace

Ideas Squared in Phoenix combines the best of the hacker space/maker movement and community manufacturing to create a unique business model. Founders Hana and Nate Kossak discuss how their PCNC 1100 is being used to educate and support small entrepreneurs in their city.

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Ohio State Teaches Engineers with a Room Full of PCNC 770s
Ohio State University has filled their training lab with Tormach equipment to meet the challenges of educating future engineers. As an effort to bridge the gap between engineers and machine operators, Ohio State provides students with ...

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Tormach PCNC 770 Supercharges Battlebot Production at Cochranton HS
Learn how students at Cochranton High School in Cochranton, PA are using their Tormach PCNC 770 to supercharge their team's BattleBot prototyping and production.

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Seniors at Waunakee High School use STEM to Jump Start their Careers
Students at Waunakee High School in Wisconsin work with their school's Tormach PCNC 770 as part of a year-long STEM-based desgin competition.

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Sector 67 – Making in Madison with a PCNC 1100
Maker spaces have started to pop up all over the country, but Chris Meyer and Sector 67 were early adopters to the movement, five years ago. Now, they’ve got …

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A CNC for Greenhorns and Graduate Students
Learn how students at the University of Nevada-Reno use the Tormach PCNC 1100 to reliabily make complex models for UAVs and to quickly and easily tranistion from manual milling to CNC.

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Family Robotics: Tormach Mill Helps Kids Make Rovers

Robotics is hard, especially when you want to build something new and have to rely on outside shops or vendors for components. Robert Beatty and his two daughters, Camille and Genevieve, decided to take on the challenge of …

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Beyond the Classroom: CNC Rules at Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech graduate student Derek Lahr stores his PCNC 1100 at the Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) robotics research facility on campus. When not building robotics components, Lahr uses his mill to design the frame and transmission for a mountain bicycle.

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