CNC for Custom Engines and Model Making

CNC for Custom Engines and Model Making

From science fiction to Live Steam, hobbyists and professional model makers use PCNC mills to create replicas, props, scale models and more.

Model Railroading with PCNC
After retiring from Intel Corporation, Dick Hofsheier of Banks, Oregon joined a large scale model railroading club. Using a PCNC 1100, Hosfheier is building a 1:8 scale steam locomotive with that will eventually ride on the 1200 feet of track that snakes and winds through his yard.

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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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Keeping Scale Locomotives on Track: NorthWest Short Line Expands Product Catalog

NorthWest Short Line is the world's largest manufacturer of model railroad upgrade and repair parts. Owned and operated by Dave and Lynda Rygmyr in Hamilton, Montana, the Rygmyrs use their PCNC 1100 and SprutCAM to manufacture specialized tools used by their customers on model railroad jobs.

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Using CNC to build High Performance RC Models
Tormach owner Ilo Floyd uses his PCNC 1100 to bulid high performance RC frames and drivetrains.

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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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Howell V-4 IC Engine

Retired Electrical Engineer Terry Mayhugh of Round Rock, Texas used his Tormach PCNC 1100 to build a Jerry Howell 4 cylinder twin cam 4-stroke engine—a project two years and approximately 3000 hours in the making. Mayhugh’s other machining accomplishments include a Rudy Kouhopt radial engine and a Howell V-Twin 4-cycle gas engine.

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From Proton Packs to R2-D2: Movie Prop Replicas with Tormach
Jesse Hayes is the co-founder of a video game company, but he’s also an artist and maker when it comes to movie props. Using his PCNC 1100 mill and his 15L Slant-PRO lathe, Hayes creates ...

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Tormach PCNC 1100 Mill becomes a Miniature Naval Shipyard Workhorse

Model maker, hobbyist and artist Paul Szudzik uses his Tormach PCNC 1100 to save time, boost production and bring his creativity to life.

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Precision Machining RC Engines at West Coast CNC
Tormach PCNC 1100 owner Jeff Slack specializes in making complex parts for the big remote control car industry from his company West Coast CNC Products in Cape Coral, Florida.

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