Upcoming Workshops

09/23/14 - 09/26/14
September 2014 CNC Fundamentals Workshop
Registration Open
September 23, 2014
September 2014 SprutCAM 1-day Training
Registration Open

CNC Mill Workshops

CNC Fundamentals
SprutCAM 1-Day Training
Workshop Instructors
  • CNC Fundamentals

    CNC Fundamentals is a 3.5 day workshop designed as an immersion course in CNC for prototyping and custom manufacturing. This is a survey of the CNC process, from concept to cutting chips, with an emphasis on learning and building confidence.

    This workshop is hands-on. Each attendee will gain practical experience in CNC programming, machine control, and machining as they build a dial indicator holder. There will be significant emphasis on Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM), advanced CNC control, and workholding techniques.


    Class Project: Dial Indicator Holder

    Dial Indicator Holder

    Day 1: Getting Started with CAM. Students will each get hands-on programming experience using SprutCAM to design tool paths for several parts that will then be cut right on the mill. This is co-listed with our 1-day SprutCAM Training.

    Day 2: Machining and Programming Simple Parts. Many of the most common CNC tasks involve precisely locating features on simple parts. Students will program and make several 2.5D components. After lunch, each student will learn CNC work offset fundamentals and basic G-code programming language.

    Day 3: Multisided Precision Machining. Students will make a complex mechanical part and learn how to use tool tables and coordinate systems. We will demonstrate advanced workholding techniques, roughing and finishing strategies, tapping.

    Day 4: Design for Manufacturing/Intro to 4th Axis. On the final day, students will use advanced techniques to manufacture a 4th axis component, learning how to use a CNC machine as a work cell for small batch part manufacturing.

    Tuition: $975*
    (includes lunch and materials, dial test gauge not included)

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    *Students who complete the course will receive a coupon for a 20% discount ($200.00 max) redeemable for Tormach products. The coupon is non-transferable and must be used within one year of the date of the workshop attended. Limit one coupon per invoice. These credits are subject to change without notice. Please contact Tormach for details.

  • SprutCAM 1-Day Training

    SprutCAM one day training is available as a stand-alone class for individuals interested in only learning CAM. This class is included as Day 1 of the CNC Fundamentals.

    This training session will provide attendees with basic knowledge to use SprutCAM for programming tool paths for a CNC mill. The class will focus on taking a design from 3D model to complete tool path creation, with special attention to configuring SprutCAM for your mill and tool library. Advanced Topics include 4th axis and lathe programming. 1 day, 9AM-5PM.

    Tuition: $295*
    (includes lunch)

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  • Eric Andersen

    Eric Andersen’s background in metal working spurred an interest in CNC. Graduating from the Madison Area Technical College with a Machine Tool Degree, Andersen competed in the 2008 Skills USA Wisconsin Competition, placing first in the Advanced Manufacturing and second in Individual Machining Skills categories. He went on to place third in Advanced Manufacturing in the 2008 Skills USA National Competition.  Prior to joining Tormach, Eric worked as a Machinist for Cardinal Glass Automation Group.  Born in Highland Park, Illinois, Andersen is a member of the controversial Tormach Chicago Bears Fan Club. He has two daughters and enjoys wood carving and inventing in his home machine shop, and has been a SprutCAM/Technical Support Specialist at Tormach since March of 2009.

    Scott Johnson

    Bringing over three decades of tool and die experience with him to Tormach, Technical Support Specialist/Machinist Scott Johnson’s machine tool background ranges from CNC to manual milling, lathe, EDM, and surface grinding. Former President of Rockford Forging Die and Tool Company in Rockford, Illinois, Johnson brought his supervisory skills with him to the tool room at Forgings and Stampings Inc. in Delavan, Wisconsin and Estwing Manufacturing in Rockford, Illinois. In his free time, Johnson enjoys spending time with his wife and family, riding his road bike, walking, reading, and traveling to Door County, Wisconsin and the Minnesota Boundary Waters.

    Andy Grevstad

    Bringing ten years of professional experience in advanced manufacturing systems, digital design tools, and applied software to his role as Applications Engineer, Andy Grevstad has worked in product development and technical support for Tormach since 2008.  Earning both a B.S. in Metals and Materials Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a M.S. in Materials Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Grevstad worked for Third Wave Systems, Inc in Minneapolis, Minnesota, prior to returning to Madison to join Tormach.  He is a regular contributor to Digital Machinist magazine and also blogs weekly about CNC milling and related topics on the Tormach blog, Milling Around.  In his spare time he likes to garden, fix Volkswagens, and Minnesota Twins baseball.

Tormach Workshops Documents

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    07/23/14 - DS10149: CNC Fundamentals Workshop Datasheet (218 kb)
    CNC Fundamentals Workshop Datasheet

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    07/23/14 - DS10149: CNC Fundamentals Workshop Datasheet (218 kb)
    CNC Fundamentals Workshop Datasheet

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