CritterCams on CNN (with a Tormach PCNC connection)

Cool Story on today from author David Banks with only 1 degree of separation from a Tormach PCNC 1100! I was reading over lunch and saw that the headline story was about CritterCam. It reminded me that Frank Borke from Master Pattern in Lafayette, CO, has made a number of the parts for recent CritterCam projects on his Tormach PCNC 1100 (Click Here for an article about this in Machine Design). So often, you just assume that high tech things like this are made by big corporations with state-of-the-art tools, and not a one man, low-overhead machine shop. But as with this story, that’s not always the case. Thanks again for sharing, Frank!

Here’s a few images he shared with me awhile ago on a CritterCam being deployed on a Great White Shark.



Andrew Grevstad

With over ten years of professional experience in advanced manufacturing systems, digital design tools, and applied software, Andy Grevstad has worked in product development and technical support for Tormach since 2008. Grevstad has received engineering degrees from Michigan Technological University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 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.

Andrew Grevstad