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.
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.
Biomedical Engineer Lukas Eiserman is owner and president of Eisertech located in Southern California. Using a PCNC 1100 and a Duality Lathe, Eiserman manufactures spinal implants, titanium bone screws and stainless steel surgical instruments used in the medical device industry.
Ariel Bolanos is the second-generation owner and operator of Boss & Sons, LLC a specialty machine shop located in DeForest, Wisconsin. Bolanos uses his PCNC 1100 manufacture a large range of standard and non-standard materials, building fixtures, and parts for industries ranging from automotive and architectural to professional camera mounts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the technology used in medical research continues to shrink, so does the engineering surrounding it. Edmond Young, Ph.D., focuses his research on developing technologies that rely on the flow of fluids at the ...
Ideas Squared in Phoenix combines the best of the hacker space/maker movement and community manufacturing to create a unique business model. Founders Hana and Nate Kossak discuss how their PCNC 1100 is being used to educate and support small entrepreneurs in their city.
Time-to-market is a term that every engineer knows all too well, and every budding entrepreneur will soon know if they are just entering the marketplace. With the help of their PCNC 770, Rugged Video has managed to …
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.