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CNC for Prototypes and Fabrication

CNC for Prototypes and Fabrication

Tormach PCNCs improve product development for prototyping and fabrication by shortening design iterations and reducing outsourcing costs. Smart designers and engineering teams are embracing PCNC Mills to help them bring products to market faster and cheaper.

Future Robot Designers Learn CNC Manufacturing at the Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab

The Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab (DASL) in Philadelphia, PA is at the forefront of robotics research, with a mission to conceive, develop, implement and configure sensor-based solutions and "smart" mechatronic systems for robotics and human augmented applications.

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National Geographic's Critter Cam: Using CNC to Study Shark Behavior

Frank Borke, owner of Master Pattern in Lafayette, Colorado uses a PCNC 1100 and Duality Lathe to machine seventeen unique pieces for the Crittercam, an animal-borne video and data logging system designed for studying the at-sea behavior and ecology of large marine invertebrates. The part are designed for wear and are machined out of aluminum and titanium to accommodate water pressure at varying depths below sea level.

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CNC Machined Rotisserie Attachment Improves the BBQ Grilling Experience
Tormach Machinist and CNC Workshop Instructor Eric Andersen loves to grill. Using the PCNC 770 located in his home machine shop to prototype a BBQ grill rotisserie attachment for grilling shish kabobs, Andersen calls his invention the Rotishkabob.

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More than Just Milling for NASA’s Tormach PCNC 1100

NASA uses their Tormach PCNC 1100 for the typical milling processes you might expect from a world-renown aeronautics organization, but they have also customized their Tormach for …

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Making of a Maker: Kent Myers on PCNC
California-based Kent Myers uses his PCNC 1100 to make projects with wood and metal, documenting the creations on his blog KentMyers.net. Some of his recent projects include a driving simulator, replacement components for his personal vehicles, and a teleprompter/camera rail system.

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CNC Prototype Design at TXI Technologies

In 2008, Electro-mechanical Engineer Brian Koerner founded Phoenix, Arizona based TXI Technologies to specialize in the production of prototypes and one-off designs. He uses a PCNC 1100 to make parts in titanium, stainless, and aluminum. He works from a design concept to import existing 2D and 3D-models into SprutCAM.

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Maker Uses PCNC 1100s for Small Production and Development
Jim Anderson has been a journeyman machinist in Canada for more than 26 years, and he’s built everything from racing motorcycles to hydrogen fuel cells. Parts big and tiny, Anderson has seen a lot as a fabricator. With his array of building knowledge and his two PCNC 1100s ...

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Tormach PCNC 1100 Helps Pneumatics Maker Compress Turn-around Time
Learn how global pneumatic cylinder and valve producer, Aventics, reduced turn-around-time with in-house prototyping on their PCNC 1100.

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Custom Detail in Full Production with the Prosumer Machine

Randy Barnett established Indivijual Eyewear to create custom-designed eyeglasses for the 80 percent of us that just don’t fit into bulk-design frames. The company uses Tormach’s PCNC 770 to mill its highly individualized line of glasses in exotic Italian plastics …

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Machine Shop finds Niche with Tools and Accessories for Muzzle Loaders

At Cash Manufacturing, Scott Pobjoy of Waunakee, Wisconsin uses a PCNC 1100 to manufacture many of the over 100 parts and accessories that comprise a full catalog of supplies and accessories for firearms. This PCNC Owner Video features the PCNC 1100 milling hardened steel custom-made ratchet head screws that fit #11 nipples on rifles or shot guns.  

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For the Love of CNC: The John Saunders Story
John Saunders started his path to CNC machining by sleeping next to his mill in a one-bedroom apartment in New York. He began machining parts ...

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Mechanical Technologist Finds New Uses for Tormach
The puck dropped and players with gloves and sticks reacted. Instead of zipping across ice, they jetted through water during the 2006 Vancouver Underwater Hockey club game after a specially designed puck was ...

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RapidFire Technology USA scales up with a Tormach PCNC 1100
Learn how competion shooter and gunsmith, Bud Scott used his PCNC 1100 to affordably streamlined his production and helped to turn a retirment hobby into a full-scale business.

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Game On! Small CNC Brings Laser Tag into the Light

Tom Baker of Lafayette, Indiana is using his PCNC 1100 to manufacture a laser tag system that works well in the sunlight at his company Steradian Tech. Originally using the PCNC 1100 to make prototypes, Baker now uses it in a production capacity to mill the bodies for the S7-X, a competition laser tag gun that is all done with 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum.

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From Gears to Golf Clubs – Customized Production with a Tormach PCNC 770

Manufacturing customized or short-run parts can be expensive, which is why the old models for production relied on easily repeatable parts and cost-reduction through volume. We’re now in an era where customization and personalization are …

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New Jersey Machine Shop Uses PCNC 1100 to Expand Business

Experienced tool and die maker Greg Deptula uses his PCNC 1100 on a daily basis. With a reputation for precision work, Deptula Precision specializes in short run precision aluminum parts. Greg hopes to expand his in Cherry Hill, New Jersey machine shop and credits his success to word-of-mouth referrals as well as a growing demand for CNC.

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Hitting the Mark in a One-Man Shop
With his one-man shop, Dave Wentz does an array of fabrication for various customers, including a steady set of eight parts and secondary operations for ...

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The Latest X Prize Challenge Shows the Resurgence of Individual Ingenuity

Paul and Paul Breed comprise a father-and-son engineering design team out of Solana Beach, California. In 2009, the Breeds used a PCNC 1100 on the in-house design of a lunar lander capable of competing in the Lunar Lander Challenge, sponsored by the X Prize Foundation. Read about the Breeds' latest projects on their popular Unreasonable Rocket blog.

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Pioneer Maker Adds PCNC 440 to His Arsenal of Tools
Mike Dubno has been a maker since before making was a thing. “I’ve been involved in the maker movement before there was one, but in a different way than a machinist or something like that,” he explains. Now, he is one of the first owners of a Tormach PCNC 440 ...

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Crowd Sourcing Helps Brad “Kickstarter King” Martin take CNC from Hobby to Viable Business

Creativity and crowd-funding can be a powerful combination. Learn more about how self-taught CNC machinist and PCNC 1100 owner, Brad Martin, took a creative design idea and a gamble on Kickstarter to successfully launch a new product. His custom designed bottle opener was only the beginning of what has lead to several popular Kickstarter projects and the path to his own small business.

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Powered ParaChutes for Recreational Flying Enthusiasts
Ken Bricker is the current owner of Summit Aerosports, a small-scale manufacturer of ParaChute (PPC) airframes based out of Yale, Michigan. Bricker uses his PCNC 1100 for low-volume production of replacement parts and has plans to make tubing with compound fishmouth fittings on his Duality Lathe.

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Jones Machine and Assesmbly Survives Economic Conditions with PCNC

Jones Machine and Assembly is a small job shop located in Saegertown Pennsylvania founded in 2007 by Fane Jones. Using a PCNC 1100 along with a lathe, manual mill, and surface grinder, Jones specializes in customers requiring machine work on metals and plastics for prototype, small, and medium production runs.

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Tormach PCNC 770 Supercharges Battlebot Production at Cochranton HS
Learn how students at Cochranton High School in Cochranton, PA are using their Tormach PCNC 770 to supercharge their team's BattleBot prototyping and production.

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PCNC 1100 Helps Company Innovate in 3D Desktop Printers
Radiant Fabrication in Fitchburg, Wisconsin hopes to bring 3D printing into public sector markets like schools and libraries. Founders Nathan Patterson, Kevin Harris, and Nathan Schumacher are using a PCNC 1100 for product design and development as well as small-scale production of the Lionhead, a combination 3D printer and scanning device.

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CNC Proves Proof of Concept: Edward Scott Crush Cup
New Zealander Edward Scott used his PCNC 1100 to prove his new packaging design would be viable in full-scale production. Read more about how he took is idea from concept to design and look for the "crush cup" the next time you're in the dairy section of the grocery store.


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