Turning With Your Mill - This Accessory Adds Turning to Your 770 or 1100

Have you ever wanted to add a lathe to your shop, but just didn’t have the room?

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Tormach Tutorials with Titans of CNC

About a year ago, Titan Gilroy, from Titans of CNC, picked up a 770M for their shop. Since then, he’s been busy testing and learning about with the middle range of Tormach’s mills has to offer.

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Workholding of the Month: Tombstones

When you’re looking to do production work, or just looking to machine multiple parts at the same time, a CNC tombstone provides a way to fit several parts for many different operations into the same setup. When combined with an automatic tool changer (ATC), a tombstone can provide an easy solution to milling multiple parts that you can set and forget while your parts are machined. Tombstones, also sometimes known as pedestal fixturing, tooling tower, or fixture block, have two or more sides, typically four, that you can affix parts directly or attach various fixture plates. The Tormach Tombstone is designed to fit on our 6” or 8” rotary tables and the fixture surfaces are left as-cast, allowing users to fully customize their workholding by machining the tombstone to fit specific applications. There are two ways to really utilize tombstone manufacturing.

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Stop! Don't Take That Part Off the Machine Just Yet!

Your G-code program has ended and all looks well with the part. What’s your next move? For most, the next move is to pull the part out of the machine and chuck up another blank to start machining the next part. But, depending on how well debugged your manufacturing process is, and it isn’t very debugged if this is a one-off part you’re making for the first time, you may want to avoid pulling the part out just yet. Why? Because the easiest time to rework the part, assuming it needs any rework, is while it is still in the original setup where the original work was done. Now, if you’ve been turning out dozens of these parts, they’re coming out great, and your inspection regimen doesn’t call for anything more, it might be time to pull the part. But if you wind up needing to do a little rework, a few tricks can really make your life easier, saving time and money. Let’s go through them.

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Going Baja with a PCNC 1100

Matt Pyle runs his small business, Arttech Casting Company, with his PCNC 1100 mill and 15L Slant-PRO lathe, but he’s also the captain of the Buffalo State Mini Baja Team for the SAE International Baja Competitions. According to Pyle, “Having the Tormach machines has caused me to look at things differently. I have some mildly complex parts that if all I had were manual machines (that's all I ever had professional training on), I would say it can't be made. I have used other CNC machine tools, the setup takes half the day alone to cut one part.

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Unboxing the PCNC 440

At the beginning of this week, we shipped out the first batch of PCNC 440 pre-ordered machines. In fact, some customers have already put their new mills together. To help make setup even easier, this video shows the unboxing of a PCNC 440. We'll delve further into the process in subsequent videos, including the first power-on, PathPilot setup, and installation of an enclosure. [youtube]PrblUIqNnw0[/youtube]

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