Tormach for Education

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A resource for educators looking to incorporate PCNC into their classrooms


Education is vital for success, and Tormach tools provide accessible entry into the world of capable machining.

That’s why we’ve created the Tormach for Educators page, to provide resources and create a path to accessing tools that is as simple as possible for those looking to teach CNC, machining, and fabrication


What Can I Do
With a Tormach?

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There’s no rule that says machine tools have to be unwieldy and expensive. Nor does it say that mills and lathes in the classroom should be low-powered and incapable in the real world of manufacturing. Tormach machinery is proof that educational tools can both capable and approachable.

Hundreds of schools and universities have already realized the enabling power of Tormach equipment. Hear what a few of them had to say about using our machine tools in their classrooms.

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Case Studies

Read about how both high schools and colleges have successfully implemented Tormach machinery into their curriculum.

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Success stories

Success Stories

Hear from teachers and students about how Tormach machinery has changed their classrooms, their educations, and their career paths.

Read Success Studies


Hands-on learning is one of the best routes to understanding. The Tormach Project Library is devoted to creating and developing curriculum-worthy projects that teachers, students, or anybody with access to a CNC machine can use to learn what making chips is all about.

DIY Jack Stand

  • Author: Tormach
  • Difficulty:Difficulty Rating of 1
  • Est. Time: 1 Hour
  • Category: Mill

A jack stand is one of the tools needed to level your machine. While you can buy a small jack stand/screw, you’ve got access to a CNC machine, so here’s how to make your own. more

CNC Fidget Spinner

  • Author: Caleb Kraft
  • Difficulty:Difficulty Rating of 2
  • Est. Time: 2 Hours
  • Category: Mill

Fidget spinners are the latest craze. Here’s how to make a simple one that feels great in your hand, created by Caleb Kraft, one of the Tormach Brand Ambassadors. more

Aluminum Yo-Yo

  • Author: Jerome Miles
  • Difficulty:Difficulty Rating of 1
  • Est. Time: 2 Hours
  • Category: Lathe

This project will walk you through CNC machining the parts needed to build a modern “butterfly” yo-yo on your Tormach Slant Pro CNC lathe. more


Buy Direct From Tormach

Tormach offers several Education Packages that come with everything you need to get up and running in the classroom.

Tormach Educational Resellers

Tormach currently has educational resellers in both the US and Canada. For a current list of educational resellers visit our Where To Buy webpage.


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Education in the areas of manufacturing and fabrication technologies is vital for tomorrow’s workforce. Finding and utilizing funding for these technologies and equipment can be a challenge as an educator, but we’ve collected some of the best resources for finding grants and funding to help you purchase Tormach machinery for your classroom. is the government’s hub for anything and everything related to grants. How to write grants, apply for grants, and a search engine to help you find open grant opportunities.

GrantsAlert is a resource to help K-12 teachers and schools find grants and scholarships that fit their specific needs and criteria via a variety of search functions and articles.

This is an A to Z listing of all the grants available through and in association with the National Science Foundation.

Grant Watch is a high-powered grant search engine that provides a listing of various grants nationwide for nonprofits and small businesses, as well as the criteria and best practices for applying. has creates an index of available grants and resources to discovering new resources for educational endeavors.

The Association for Career and Technical Education provides a valuable resource and organization for educators in technical fields. Everything from professional development, to grant resources, to newsletters that help to keep teachers up to date on the latest in the world of tech education.

The U.S. Department of Education has created an index of available grants and programs for various schools and after-school programs.

The Office of Educational Technology provides the latest and greatest insight into how educators are teaching, and the best tools and technologies to use in the process.

This is a weekly updated page from that provides a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, toolkits, and guides.

GetEdFunding is a free grant-finding resource that hosts a collection of grants and opportunities gathered from federal, state, regional and community sources.

The Foundation Directory Online is a free resource that provides a searchable inventory of foundations to help educators find the partnerships and funding they need.

The SME Education Foundation provides resources for both students and teachers to help reach their full potential in the technological and manufacturing fields.

The Educational Development and Stimulus Fund (EDSFUND) provides financial assistance to STEM/STEAM educational endeavors and other educational technical projects via matched donations on equipment purchases.