SprutCAM’s new look – Introducing SprutCAM America

New Clothes for SprutCAM
The partnership between Sprut Technologies and Tormach has been a real success story. Since we started reselling SprutCAM over 4 years ago, the installed user base has increased significantly in the USA, Canada, and elsewhere. And its not just Tormach owners, either – we’ve seen machinists programming a variety of different CNC machines choose SprutCAM for its combination of premium features and reasonable price – if they could only find it on buried on our site.

That’s why we’re so excited to unveil a new SprutCAM focused web portal, www.sprutcamamerica.com. This site is designed to serve the rapidly growing North American SprutCAM user community. We’ll still be selling the PCNC version of SprutCAM on www.tormach.com, and we’ll also continue to add video content there as well; however, SprutCAM America will be a much more dynamic site, with tutorials, content, and tips and tricks that appeal to not only Tormach owners, but CNC machinists in general.

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One area of particular interest to current SprutCAM users will be the new SprutCAM online support page. Its a simple interface were you can submit questions or support items from your web browser.

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For prospective customers, its now easy to register and download a free 30-day demo here. And the tutorials can be easily accessed in our new video library.

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So please poke around the site and see what’s there – and send us a note if you’ve got any feedback on the site or would like to see other SprutCAM related features. And if your a SprutCAM user, please add it to you “Bookmarks” or “Favorites” list on your web browser.

Touch up paint for your PCNC – the formula is revealed!
Shipping touch-up paint has always been a pain in the rear for us. We can’t send it in winter – it freezes. We can’t ship it internationally. And it never was a perfect match anyways. We often encouraged owners looking for touch up to take a chip or two to your local paint store to try to color match, but that can be a pain in the neck too.

We’ve heard rumors from a few PCNC owners out there that Tractor Supply had some paint that was a ‘real close’ match to base color of the mill. Problem is, we don’t have a Tractor Supply in town, so it wasn’t terribly easy to figure out which paint was the magic formula. Finally, some proof on the Tormach forum on CNCZone:

That’s Valspar Tractor and Implement paint. The part number for the Quart is 4432-13 Ford Gray and the spray can is 5339-13 Ford Gray. Thanks to longtime Tormach Owners Scott M. and Mike F. (who I believe was the original discoverer of Tractor Supply Source) for sharing. Here’s a link to the original thread, if you haven’t already read it.

Andrew Grevstad

With over ten years of professional experience in advanced manufacturing systems, digital design tools, and applied software, Andy Grevstad has worked in product development and technical support for Tormach since 2008. Grevstad has received engineering degrees from Michigan Technological University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a regular contributor to Digital Machinist magazine and also blogs weekly about CNC milling and related topics on the Tormach blog, Milling Around.

Andrew Grevstad

5 thoughts on “SprutCAM’s new look – Introducing SprutCAM America

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    08/06/2011 at 7:39 am
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    Sprut America…..Very Cool !
    Maybe that will keep Eric out of trouble for awhile.
    And Yes Mike is the one who tipped me on the Ford Gray. It is a very close match.

    Scott

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    08/10/2011 at 5:46 pm
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    It’s nice to see that you have a dedicated SprutCAm page now. Are there any plans to add a user support forum?

    Also, the page with news on the releas of SprutCAM 7.1.4 seems to be mangled and the pictures don’t load. Is 7.1.4 supported by Tormach yet, and if so how can we download it?

    Mike

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    08/11/2011 at 3:27 pm
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    Nice site but why some much information gathering to register?

    Dan

  • Andy G.
    08/11/2011 at 3:58 pm
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    No immediate plans to host another Sprut forum besides whats already out there. But perhaps some day. I do think we will be doing “tips of the week” or something like that on facebook/twitter in the near future.

    Not sure why the page load is bad for you.. which browser did you use. We recommend Firefox for the best viewing experience.

    We’ll be updating the web shortly to begin supporting v7.15. Expect that in the next few days or so.

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