Daniel Hienzsch is the resident engineer at Supplyframe’s design lab in Pasadena, CA, where they use their PCNC 1100 for a broad array of engineering endeavors.
We had the pleasure of having Keith Rucker attend one of our NYC CNC training classes. Keith is a great guy who does some impressive manual machining. We asked if there was ever a collaboration project we could do - especially where we could use our Tormach PCNC 1100! He said that it was perfect timing, as he volunteers at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture where he's helping restore a locomotive!
The NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center uses their Tormach PCNC 1100 for some unique, non-milling operations – like wrapping extremely thin wire with a four- to five-micron tolerance.
The custom engineering group at global pneumatic cylinder and valve producer Aventics concentrates on small runs and one-off requests for customers. The company builds a variety of products ranging from 10- to 12-bore cylinders to fiberglass tube cylinders and their valves, all the way to very small medical valves. Four years ago, when faced with rising costs and extended lead times for prototypes, Aventics brought in a Tormach PCNC 1100 mill to speed up prototyping and custom part development services for their customers at the model shop in their USA headquarters in Lexington, KY.
Competition Shooter and gunsmith Bud Scott didn’t stay retired for very long. “This is my retirement,” joked the Indiana native as he showed off some Vepr-12 & Saiga-12 hand guards machined on his Tormach PCNC 1100 mill during a recent visit to the Tormach showroom in Waunakee, WI.
St. Paul, MN–based programmer Joe Hoover, came up with an innovative idea in custom pen manufacturing that lets anybody create a one-of-a-kind machined pen on his Web site, www.bellisi.me. "The Web site has a widget that works like a mini-CAD system. It lets users design a pen with easy-to-use parameters," he explains. To get the word out, Joe's launched a campaign on Kickstarter, the popular crowd-funding platform.