The PCNC Manufacturing Consultants listed below are independent professionals, who are either machinists or manufacturing engineers. The PCNC Manufacturing Consultants have no direct relationship with Tormach, but do own at least one Tormach PCNC 1100 and use it regularly in a professional capacity. These consultants are available on an hourly, bid, or contract basis to assist with your PCNC related manufacturing projects.
Consultations can range from very small projects to full scale manufacturing systems. An example of a small project would be a simple CAM project, delivering G&M code file based on your drawing and specific to a Tormach PCNC mill. If you would like to be cutting parts quickly and don't have time to learn any CAM software, this can be a quick way to get started.
A more comprehensive project would be development of a full turnkey manufacturing process. If you have a family of small parts that you want to manufacture you will probably need several things in addition to a PCNC mill. The manufacturing process would include CAD, CAM, G&M code files, tool specification, work holding fixtures, and documented work instructions. The combination of a well defined process and a PCNC mill can be the quickest way to establish in-house manufacturing capability.
Engaging a PCNC consultant is an excellent way to kick-start your use of a PCNC mill. If you're new to machining, a consultant can get you off on the right foot and shorten your learning curve. However, as with most professional consultation, you should use your consultants to augment the internal skills within your company or accelerate your learning. They should be an aid, not a crutch. In the long run, your success will improve if you learn how to program, operate, and maintain the machine yourself.
The following companies are not affiliated with Tormach, but use Tormach products. If you are currently using a PCNC 1100 in your manufacturing business and are interested in having your information posted, please Contact Us.
Profile:Troy Chatmajian of Atelier 26 was raised in a family of Engineers, Machinists and Tool and Die Makers. He has been involved in the metal working industry his whole life and CNC Machining since 1995. He has a broad experience in many kinds of manufacturing techniques. He now specializes in prototype development, machinery maintenance and installation, CAD/CAM part development, machinery training and custom short run machining. Atelier 26 has Tormach PCNC 770 & 1100 capabilities with a rotary axis. Troy is available for any questions you may have in addition to any services you may require. We are located in a basement shop in Sierra Madre California, 20 minutes from Los Angeles. Troy personally services the Los Angeles, San Fernando and San Gabriel area.
Steve Seebold started working in his dad’s shop, Trio Tool and Die, during the summer between his freshman and sophomore year in high school. He jokingly says his first tool, “had a long wooden handle and some straw bound to the end.” He learned a lot during that time about the tool and die trade
After high school, he started attending a trade school in Los Angeles. His first introduction to CNC came while reading a copy of Modern Machine Magazine where saw a picture of a Bridgeport mill that looked strange. It took a while to figure it out, but he soon realized, “IT HAD NO HANDLES!”. He read the advertisement and that was when he decided that was what he wanted to do.
Seebold started JDS Machine in 1979 and bought his first CNC lathe in 1981. He sold the company and later started Seebold Engineering, a job shop servicing the aerospace industry, before retiring in 2008. Seebold has over 30 years experience in CNC industry and expertise in modern CAD/CAM tools.
Mid Day Machining is Seebold’s retirement “hobby”. He focuses on his own line of parts for remote control (RC) hobbyists and is also available for consulting work and short run production of 1-25 pieces. Capabilities include a PCNC 1100, and seats of both Solidworks and Gibbscam.
Address: San Clemente, CA 92673
Bob Grosse is the owner of Second Wind Mfg. LLC., and has been involved in manufacturing for over 35 years. In that time, he owned and operated Grosse Tool Inc. for 21 years, designing and building plastic injection molds and blow molds, among other things. More recently, he worked at Tormach LLC for five years as a technical advisor and prototype machinist prior to starting Second Wind Mfg.
“I miss the challenges of manufacturing and so I started Second Wind Mfg. LLC; I have the experience to help in any part of the manufacturing process. I use Tormach equipment in my shop along with other machines, and I welcome the opportunity to assist with your projects.”
– Bob Grosse
Product Development & Prototyping
With both jewelry and machining backgrounds, we are able to bring more to the table then just the capabilities of our machines. Focused on all aspects of creativity and design, when it comes to a specific project, we are able to work with the client’s specifications and ideas. Fully trained and licensed in CAD/CAM software, we are able to provide our client with detailed drawings of the part or prototype they have in mind.
Our clients range from fashion industry designers, bicycle companies, jewelry designers, medical and science, RC car enthusiasts, or just that guy in the garage trying to bring an idea to life.
Colin Adamson is the co-founder of Pathway and principal designer. He has a Bachelor of Industrial Design from Carleton University, and has been designing products and tooling in the Vancouver area since 1992. In Pathway Design's former life from 1997-2008, it was a high-capacity contract manufacturing operation averaging 45 employees, servicing the alternative energy, retail, automotive, and high-tech sectors. Pathway Design lives on, offering the usual high calibre design and prototyping CNC services using a Tormach PCNC 1100 CNC mill.
Tosa Tool is an established company offering Turn-Key Production Solutions for Tormach Machine tool customers. We work closely between the entrepreneur and Tormach LLC to provide the desired result. Our owner has over 20 years in the Tool & Die and machining industry as a Class A Tooling Machinist and CNC Programmer. In addition he has a degree in business administration. This combination makes for a company with solid production capabilities, excellent quality AND solid business practices and ethics.
Tosa Tool maintains a solid reputation, recognized as a can-do tool room and OEM manufacturer. Employing multiple CAD-CAM formats, we do full service turning, milling and grinding, engraving, finishing, precision fixturing, custom made and prototype tooling. Our customers range from individuals and inventors with specific one-off part needs to international company’s CEOs and engineers with research and development ideas-made-real. Our network of local machine shops allows us to quote on jobs of any size and quality. If you have an idea or a need, we can do it!
Tosa Tool is located in south central Wisconsin, just 20 minutes from Tormach, Inc, in Madison. Please visit our website and see the link to the January 2009 cover story in Digital Machinist for an excellent example of our work on the News page.
See our new Tormach Compatible Modular Fixturing Store here: www.tosatool.com/mf for solutions to your fixturing needs!
Lakeside Design of Massachusetts
Michael Murray of Lakeside Design has been involved with CNC machining since 1979. With broad experience, from development of production firearm tooling to machining of aircraft carrier propellers, Michael is ready for your projects. Resources include a Tormach PCNC 1100 with 4th axis, BobCad CAM, and various graphical and code editing tools. Lakeside Design is prepared to delivery anything from CAD/CAM programming to complete projects with tooling & setup sheets.
Lakeside Design of Massachusetts
Address: Boston, Massachusetts
Boss & Sons specializes in prototype manufacturing services using a wide variety of materials: stainless steel, aluminum, Macor and glass-filled mica.
We can generate quality tool paths for complex parts, design and make the fixtures you need to start your own production.
While most of our work load for 2012 was prototype lab equipment, we are happy to do low volume production work.
Equipment (Jan 2013): CAD/CAM software, small, gear-driven lathe with digital readout, two axis CNC knee mill, 3 axis Tormach with automatic (10) tool changer and camera, Miller 250 DX gas tungsten arc welder.
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