Star Wars and CNC

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Star Wars and the associated branding is rife throughout the media and advertising outlets as the latest chapter in the epic space saga is released.


The Droids Are Coming, with the Help of a Tormach

The premiere of a new Star Wars movie (and perhaps a new generation of fans) will be here in just a few months. While the intergalactic story has always held a special place with me, I was one of the many fans that felt let down by George Lucas’ butchering of the first three episodes of the saga. Since my childhood (when the CGI-ridden prequels were in full swing), I have hoped for the return of animatronics and puppeteers to Star Wars, and add a sense of gritty realism back into the story.


Tormach PCNC 1100 Mill becomes a Miniature Naval Shipyard Workhorse

Paul Szudzik is a former IBM programmer who builds 1/96 scale model ships, frequents a camera club, and creates art out of metal and wood. To support his varying hobbies, Paul enlists the help of a Tormach PCNC 1100 CNC mill throughout his varying hobbies.


Precision Machining RC Engines at West Coast CNC

Jeff Slack runs West Coast CNC Products near his home in Cape Coral, Florida. A North Missouri transplant, Slack knows first-hand the Sunshine State is a tough place to make a living. “In Florida there are very few jobs, so you either work for less or create your own. And, often times you need to acquire a new skill in order to make that job.” For Slack, that skill was CNC machining.


Robots Making Robots: R2-D2 in All Aluminum

Video game company co-founder and Tormach PCNC 1100 owner Jesse Hayes of Rohnert Park, California just put the finishing touches on a project a year in the making—an all-aluminum re-build of R2-D2. Documented on his R2-D2 build blog and with the help of, an R2-D2 builders club, Hayes answered a few questions about his CNC background and experience as well as a few other projects he’s currently working on.


Han Shot First: Tormach PCNC 1100 Owner Machines Han Solo Blaster Replica Kit

For Star Wars  über fans, released a video late last week showing Adam Savage and Norm Chan doing a build of Han Solo's DL-44 blaster.

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