Cosplay Gets More Realistic Thanks to Tormach Machine Tools

The term Comic-Con has become a household staple over the last decade or so, as various conventions celebrating comics, movies, and science fiction. As these events have grown and spread over the years – growing from a small affair in San Diego in the 70’s to a phenomenon of multiple events in multiple countries – the concept of cosplay has grown as well.

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Former Mythbuster Gets a Tormach Mill

He's been a Mythbuster, in the movies, on BattleBots, built superhero tools, and now, Grant Imahara owns a PCNC 770. Grant started his journey down the road of making and mythbusting after graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in electrical engineering. After spending some time working for Lucasfilm's Industrial Light and Magic group, working on films like Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Star Wars Episode 1, 2, and 3, and the Matrix sequels, he joined the Mythbusters build team. [youtube]pCxwO_BbS5E[/youtube] Since then, Grant has been busy working on an array of projects, from being a FIRST Robotics mentor and building interesting goodies for Mouser Electronics to playing Mr. Sulu on a web series called Star Trek Continues and having a cameo in Sharknado 3. [youtube]_bN4b0cM9Bk[/youtube] Grant is currently working on his new show for Netflix, called The White Rabbit Project, which debuts on December 9, and he is advising Team USA in a giant-robot battle between American company MegaBots and Japanese company Suidobashi Heavy Industry. [youtube]DXtMgGCh2aI[/youtube] Grant is now a Tormach Brand Ambassador, and we can't wait to see what he's going to do with his mill! We'll be sharing the info, pics, and videos on all the cool stuff Grant does in this blog, so be sure to subscribe to get all the updates!

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Tormach’s Star-Studded Tour of L.A.

Los Angeles is full of stars, but what’s more, are the number of innovative and uncommon customers that Tormach has in the area. We spent last week touring around the L.A. metropolitan area talking to some of those customers and learning just how they use their Tormach machinery. Ilan Dei operates a studio in Venice, CA – in California, shops are more like hybridized art studios. His company works to create branding through experience by designing and creating everything from custom furniture and art displays to vending machines and trade show booths. Razor is a company that blew up in the mainstream when they created the Razor Scooter back in the late 90’s. Now, the company creates an array of human- and battery-powered vehicles, including hoverboards, carts, and scooters. We talked to former pro BMXer Billy Griggs about the product development he does for Razor on their PCNC 1100. Ray Billings is one of Tormach’s brand ambassadors and the champion of this year’s BattleBots competition on ABC. While he lives up near Sacramento, we still had to make the trip to visit him while traveling out west. Two Bit Circus is famous for inventing physical amusement and high-tech experiences that incorporate an array of design, engineering, creative problem solving, and software. Their shop is housed in an old brewery, and they have been on the razors edge of innovation, creating new uses and concepts for VR technology. A former Mythbuster and current host on Netflix’s White Rabbit Project, Grant Imahara picked up a PCNC 770 and is using it in his L.A. shop. We don't know what he is going to be making just yet, but stay tuned for a full customer story. Subscribe to the blog  to catch the full customer stories when they’re available!

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