CNC for Bikes and Sports
Skateboards, Scooters, Ski bindings, Shifters or Sand wedges - Tormach PCNCs are being used by companies both big and small to make better products for recreation and sports.
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.
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 …
The RoamBoard is an electric skateboard that brings surfing and snowboarding to the street. Invented in Boise, Idaho by Rob Green and his two sons, the Green family is using their PCNC 770 to manufacture steering knuckles and steering mounts, with plans to make the entire board in house in 2013. Green is also developing an aluminum wallet fully machined on his PCNC 770 and coated with a proprietary finish similar to annodizing.