What is the Difference Between Plasma Cutting, Waterjet, and Laser Cutting?

06/ 09/ 2022

At first glance, using a plasma cutter, a water jet, or a laser cutter might seem awfully similar. And to a certain degree, they are. All three predominantly use two axes and are often used for large, flat work - signs come to mind more often than anything.

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Real People. Real Stories. - In Conversation with Corbin Dunn

06/ 08/ 2022

Our mission here at Tormach is to empower people who make things, and what better way to do that by sharing the stories of the Tormach Community - people just like you.

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Tips for Machining Gummy Materials

06/ 02/ 2022

Machinists face many problems and challenges when manufacturing gummy materials. These types of materials include low carbon steels, stainless steels, nickel alloys, titanium, copper, and metals with high chromium content. Gummy materials have a tendency to produce long, stringy chips, and are prone to creating built-up edge. These common problems can impact surface finish, tool life, and part tolerances.

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Real People. Real Stories. - In Conversation with Alex Hardie

05/ 25/ 2022

Our mission here at Tormach is to empower people who make things, and what better way to do that by sharing the stories of the Tormaker Community - people just like you.

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Exploring Hands-On CNC Education at The Lincoln Academy

05/ 24/ 2022

Educating future generations in the world of manufacturing is essential. As we’ve seen skill gaps widen and supply chains stumble, the ability to make things and a need for those who do the making is more apparent than ever. Educators like Matt Schultz have been working to teach kids the essential technical skills so they can go into the working world or have a better grasp on design/invention needs of the future.

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Things to Consider When Moldmaking

05/ 17/ 2022

Moldmaking can sometimes require finesse. In order to create a usable die or mold, you need both precision and a quality surface finish. As we all know, there is an art to things like feeds and speeds; moldmaking will put that to the test.

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