This coming weekend is Tormach’s 3rd annual Open House event (July 23), and we’ve got quite a show planned! Year-over-year, we’ve had different seminars and talks from our Brand Ambassadors, and this year is no different. Wes Bye, who writes for Digital Machinist and is a PCNC 440 owner, will be talking about model engineering. John Saunders will be doing two talks, one – co-presented with a team from Fusion 360 – will cover lathe CAM and turning, and the other is about bootstrapping startups.
Lakeview Technology Academy will be on-site to show off their fuel efficient super mileage competition vehicles, among the array of other Tormach customers that will have their parts and projects for a CNC show-and-tell. We’ll have the Tormach technical staff discussing tooling, workholding, maintenance, conversational tips, and giving PCNC mill demos. Tormach’s 2016 Open House will also feature new product demos of our RapidTurn and (just announced) SmartCool accessories. [youtube]H7iJ3l00QwQ[/youtube] SmartCool brings programmable coolant nozzle positioning to your PCNC mill. Through the PathPilot Control System, SmartCool can point your flood or mist coolant exactly where it needs to be, even as the position of the cutter or work piece changes. The SmartCool isn't for sale yet, but RSVP for the Open House for more details. [youtube]xTcBV90zReo[/youtube] The RapidTurn provides small lathe capabilities on your PCNC 1100 or PCNC 770, by connecting to the spindle driver via our quick-connect system. This new tool is great for those who don’t do enough turning to necessitate an independent lathe, but still have the occasional lathe need. Be sure to RSVP and join us for a day filled with advice, learning, CNC, and of course, lots and lots of chips!