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


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.






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.



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.