Tormach Labs Videos

  • Wire Winding Rig Built by NASA- Tormach CNC Machining

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    Custom automation example using a Tormach PCNC 1100 as the build platform. This machine is winding a parallel wire array to make a microwave polarizer. The wires are 35 micron diameter wires, spaced 117 microns apart. This frame will hold 375 wires when the winding is complete.

    This Wire Winding Rig is used by the NASA PIPER project to build a polarizer that will be used to study the polarization vector field of the Cosmic Microwave Background, which is light leftover from the Big Bang. The results of the experiment will help us determine if the current theory of how structure formed in the universe is supported by observational evidence. Built by Mission Systems Engineer Paul Mirel of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

    CNC Lathe Prototype (Update #2) 11/15/12- Tormach CNC

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    This is the second preview of the Tormach lathe prototype. As you can see, work is progressing smoothly on the development of the lathe carousel.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.
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  • Diamond Drag Engraving Acrylic- Tormach CNC Machining

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    Demonstration of TTS Diamond Drag Engraver on Acrylic Workpiece.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

    Diamond Drag Engraving 4140 Steel- Tormach CNC Machining

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    Demonstration of TTS Diamond Drag Engraver on 4140 Steel Workpiece.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

  • CNC Lathe Prototype Sneak Peek 5/22/12- Tormach CNC

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    This is prototype hardware of the Tormach CNC Slant Bed Lathe, which is currently under development.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

    Large 4th Axis Part on Tormach PCNC 1100

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    This large tapered cast iron part (12.5 inches long) is the smoke box for a 1/8 Scale Union Pacific Challenger Model Locomotive. Windows were cut on the Tormach PCNC 1100 with 4th-axis. Part was programmed with SprutCAM. Approximate weight is 30lbs. Thanks to customer Steve Gnas for sharing the video.

    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

  • 4th Axis Part for Tormach CNC Workshop

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    This is one of the parts for the new project we will be doing in the Tormach CNC Fundamentals workshop, using a 4th axis setup.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

    ATC Prototype BETA Sneak Peek (Update #2) 3/21/11- Tormach CNC

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    This is a pre-production ATC unit for the Tormach PCNC 1100. Features include.
    •10 posi­tion Tool Tray
    •Slide acti­va­tion via Dou­ble Act­ing Pneu­matic Cylin­der with Air Cushion
    •Inte­grated Mach3 con­trol with graph­i­cal screenset
    •Air Blast
    •Exchange­able Tool Trays
    •Inte­grated Touch-off rou­tine (requires elec­tronic tool set­ter)
    •Swap­pable and con­fig­urable tool des­ig­na­tions. Any tool num­ber can be assigned to any slot and requires no pro­gram change
    •Carousel Posi­tion Feedback
    •Auto­matic Crash Detec­tion and Warning

    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

  • SuperSoft Jaw Tips: Using a Heat Gun to Modify Jaw Forms- Tormach CNC

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    A demonstration of how to use a heat gun to modify the Jaw forms when using Tormach Supersoft Jaws.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

    SuperSoft Jaw Tips: Using Plastic Wrap to Save Jaw Molds- Tormach CNC

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    A demonstration of using cling wrap to save jaw molds for later use when using Tormach Supersoft Jaws.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

  • SuperSoft Jaw Tips: Leveling for Engraving- Tormach

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    The video shows how to level a surface for engraving when using Tormach's Supersoft Jaws.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

    Tormach PCNC 770 4th Axis: Machining an Icosahedron in Brass

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    Tormach PCNC 770 owner Chris M. shared with us a project where he machines a 20-sided part using the Tormach 4th Axis. Programmign was done with SprutCAM.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

  • Tormach PCNC Machine with 5-Axis Robot

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    A sneak peak of a Robotic Arm Integration Project with Tormach and University of Iowa. The Robot is 5-axis arm with pneumatic end affector built by ST Robotics.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

    Vcarve 6: Toolpath Templates- Tormach CNC Machining

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    Vectric VCarve 6 was released in December 2010. Tormach is a proud reseller of Vectric products. This demo showcases a new feature in VCarve 6, which allows the user to quickly apply the same toolpaths to similar features.

    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

  • Injection Molder Prototype Sneak Peek- Tormach CNC

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    A Sneak Peak of a Injection Molding Accessory for the Tormach PCNC milling machine.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

    Vectric Cut2D: Wooden Gears- Tormach CNC Machining

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    These gears are part of the Project in the Tormach "CNC for Beginners" workshop. The gears were design with Gearotic Motion (www.gearotic.com). CAM was done with Cut2D from Vectric. Students then cut out the gears with the Tormach PCNC 1100.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

  • Trunion Prototype Sneak Peek- Tormach CNC

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    An early look at Tormach's trunion prototype for PCNC Mills.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

    5-Axis Prototype Sneak Peek- Tormach CNC

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    This is a prototype 5 Axis enabled Tormach PCNC mill made in 2007.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

  • 5-Axis Prototype Sneak Peek #2- Tormach CNC

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    Another look at the abandoned 5 axis Tormach PCNC Prototype.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

    The Speeder: Final Update and Product Description- Tormach CNC

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    Final review of the new Tormach Speeder, July 2010. The Speeder is a 3x RPM multiplier for Tormach PCNC Mills, and other R8 spindles like those found on Bridgeport Manual Mills.

    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

  • ATC: Final Update 6/24/10- Tormach CNC

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    Prototype Automatic Tool Changer for Tormach PCNC 1100.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

    The Speeder : 24 Hour Test- Tormach CNC Machining

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    This is a clip from near the end of the 24 hour continuous run test for the Tormach Speeder. 18 identical parts were made with a single carbide ball end mill. The Speeder is a 3x RPM multiplier for PCNC mills.
    For this test, we ran the used the PCNC 770 mill. 20k RPM at the tool, 90 IPM.

    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

  • Roll Form Tapping with Tormach PCNC 1100

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    Using a Tension/Compression Tapping Head with the Tormach PCNC 1100 Series II to roll form 6mm threads in Al 6061-T6.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

    Facing 1018 Steel- Tormach CNC Machining

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    Fac­ing some 1018 Steel with the 17mm Cen­ter Cut­ting End Mill. We did a num­ber of these cuts through­out the devel­op­ment of the mill for bench­mark­ing. This one is .025″ DOC, 20 IPM. The last part is a sim­i­lar cut with a slightly larger mill.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

  • Engraving Steel- Tormach CNC Machining

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    Eric engrav­ing a design he made on the tro­phy for the office chili con­test we had in Decem­ber. Vac­cum table really worked well for this appli­ca­tion.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

    Side Milling & Finishing Al 6061 - Tormach CNC Machining

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    Man­u­ally squar­ing a piece of Al 6061 block with a 3/4″ mill held directly in the spin­dle. The sec­ond part of the clip is fin­ish­ing the con­toured sur­face with .001″ stepovers at 65 IPM.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

  • 5C Collets- 4th Axis Workholdings with Rotary Table- Tormach CNC

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    A discussion of several methods for using collets for holding bar stock on a Tormach 4th axis or Rotary table.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

    Power Draw Bar Prototype Sneak Peek (Update #2) 2/4/10- Tormach CNC

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    Matt D. reviews the final design of the Power Draw Bar option for the Tomach PCNC 1100.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

  • Tormach PCNC 770 Introduction- Tormach CNC

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    Greg Jackson discusses the design of Tormach's new PCNC 770 personal CNC machine.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

    The Speeder Prototype Sneak Peek- CNC Machining

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    The Tormach Speeder is a 3x RPM multiplier for PCNC mills and other R8 spindle mills with a 3 3/8" diameter spindle nose, such as Bridgeport mills.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

  • Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) Sneek Peak 12/23/09- Tormach CNC

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    This is an early concept design of an Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) System for a Tormach PCNC. Double-acting air cushioned pneumatic cylinder provides slide movement. Stepper motor provides rotation. The tool tray carousel holds TTS tools.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

    Duality Lathe 4th Axis Sneak Peak- Tormach CNC

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    Matt D. talks about the design of Tormach's Duality Lathe 4th Axis Accessory. The Duality lathe 4th axis lets the user do both turning and 4th axis on a single setup on your PCNC.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

  • CNC Scanner: Scan CAD Sneak Peek (Part 2 of 2)- Tormach CNC

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    Tormach CNC Scanner Reverse Engineering Tool - CNC Scan CAD allows you to import scans to trace geometries and measure features. Drawings created in CNC Scan CAD can be exported into .dxf files for use in CAM.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

    CNC Scanner Prototype Sneak Peek (Part 1 of 2)- Tormach CNC

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    Tormach CNC Scanner Dimensional Accurate 2D Scanner - Using a Mach3 plugin, CNC Scanner takes a series of pictures and automatically assembles them into a mosiac - similar to the familiar satelite imaging mosiacs found on Google Maps and other mapping programs. Scale is accurately determined by specifying a known distance (i.e., placing a scale in the field of view), or - even more accurately - by the precise motion of the machine itself. Conventional technology requires very expensive telecentric lenses and high resolution cameras to achieve accuracy with large image files. CNC Scanner achieves accuracy with a low cost camera by using the accuracy of your machine and assembling the image out of smaller images. We've created 100 meg image files and larger without issue. Pretty amazing.

    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

  • Power Draw Bar Prototype Sneak Peek 8/31/09- Tormach CNC

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    Matt D. explains the prototype power drawbar design.
    To find out more about Tormach engineering visit our website http://www.tormach.com or check out Tormach's blog, Milling Around: http://www.tormach.com /blog/.

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