Tormach Tool Changer Getting Closer

Tormach Tool Changer Getting Closer

There was an update to their blog a few days back, so check there for full details. The beta test has been underway for about 1 month for some lucky Tormach owners. You’ve probably seen the original Tormach ATC video, but this new one shows a lot of other cool...
What Price Machine Rigidity?

What Price Machine Rigidity?

Machinists know that there is no substitute for beef when it comes to the rigidity of their machine tools. That made me wonder whether we could verify and quantify this notion in some way. How much beef does it take to achieve a level of rigidity? I frequently...
We Have 2 New CAM Programs at CNCCookbook!

We Have 2 New CAM Programs at CNCCookbook!

A warm CNCCookbook welcome to Mecsoft’s Visual Mill (and RhinoCAM) and HSMWorks. Their owner’s have graciously extended evaluation copies so we can try them out, review them, and provide feedback. VisualMILL 6.0 CAM Software Visual Mill and its cousins...
Carbon Fiber Wingtips for a Jet Fighter

Carbon Fiber Wingtips for a Jet Fighter

As I mentioned recently, I got the chance to see some serious carbon fiber work in action–building a set of wingtips for a jet fighter. To be precise, these wingtips are going on Czechoslovakian L-39 Albatross planes destined in some cases for the Reno Air...


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