Tormach’s Magical Mystery Tour from Santa Cruz to Napa Valley

DSC_3644 Last week was quite busy around here. We spent a week meeting some of our customers in the San Francisco and Northern California region, and hearing about how they use their machines building everything from BattleBots to incubating start-up businesses. Be sure to keep an eye on our upcoming customer stories to see all the cool ideas that are floating around the bay area. _DSC1578 DSC_4068 DSC_4197 IMG_7268 IMG_7366 A week of travel around the region culminated in a trip to the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, which is dubbed the “largest show-and-tell on Earth.” Maker Faire is one of the biggest events helping to promote the maker movement – in fact, it could be argued that this event is what started the maker movement. Thousands descended upon the San Mateo Event Center to see everything from steam-punk gadgets to innovative tools to DIY robots. Maker-Faire-2016-0002Maker-Faire-2016-0004 Maker-Faire-2016-0005 And, Lisa Winter, one of our Brand Ambassadors, was there to talk about being on ABC’s BattleBots and participate in a panel about women in robotics. Maker-Faire-2016-0013 Maker-Faire-2016-0025 Also, last week we announced our latest accessory, the RapidTurn, which allows you to perform turning operations on your PCNC 1100 or PCNC 770 mill. There’s already been a lot of buzz about the RapidTurn, but in case you missed it, check out the videos that show what our newest accessory can do.

Chris Fox

Chris comes from a publishing background with years of experience in science, technology, and engineering publications. Previously an editor with Product Design and Development and Gizmag, he has a keen eye on the maker community and the changing landscape of the world of prototyping, product development, and small-scale manufacturing. Chris has been working with clients to create Tormach's customer success stories since 2013. Follow him on Twitter @TheChris_Fox

Chris Fox