Tormach’s Magical Mystery Tour from Santa Cruz to Napa Valley

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Last week was quite busy around here. We spent a week meeting some of our customers in the San Francisco and Northern California region, and hearing about how they use their machines building everything from BattleBots to incubating start-up businesses.

Be sure to keep an eye on our upcoming customer stories to see all the cool ideas that are floating around the bay area.

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A week of travel around the region culminated in a trip to the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, which is dubbed the “largest show-and-tell on Earth.”

Maker Faire is one of the biggest events helping to promote the maker movement – in fact, it could be argued that this event is what started the maker movement. Thousands descended upon the San Mateo Event Center to see everything from steam-punk gadgets to innovative tools to DIY robots.

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And, Lisa Winter, one of our Brand Ambassadors, was there to talk about being on ABC’s BattleBots and participate in a panel about women in robotics.

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Also, last week we announced our latest accessory, the RapidTurn, which allows you to perform turning operations on your PCNC 1100 or PCNC 770 mill.

There’s already been a lot of buzz about the RapidTurn, but in case you missed it, check out the videos that show what our newest accessory can do.

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