CNC Tormach Tutorials

Brief History & Explanation of CNC & G-Code

Brief History & Explanation of CNC & G-Code

Download the worksheet here Either download the word document above, and type the answers in and hand in to your instructor, or follow the directions below. If you look it up the definition will be something like this: G–code is a language in which people tell computerized machine tools how to make something. In other words, […]
Tormach PathPilot- Conversational Milling Tutorials

Tormach PathPilot- Conversational Milling Tutorials

Tormach’s Pathpilot Software contains an awesome feature called Conversational Milling which allows you to create G & M Code for simple or repetitive geometry without any 3D models or CAM. Imagine that… Think of the time you can save! We know there are a few tabs missing, but they are coming shortly!  182 total views,  4 views […]

Project Idea: CNC Nameplate

Download the Activity In this project you will be able to take everything you’ve learned about Conversational Machining in PathPilot and put it together in one project to make a name plate. The material we used is a piece of 2″ x 8″ plastic sign material given to us by the maintenance department of our […]
Setting up the xsTech router

Setting up the xsTech router

What do you need to know to start throwing chips with Tormach’s new xsTECH router? How to start up & shut down the machine How to install and change tools How to locate the part on the table in X, & Y How to find the end of a tool (Z axis) How to load […]
What comes in the box and how do I wire it together?

What comes in the box and how do I wire it together?

I know, that’s really two questions… actually a Q & A and a How to… so I’ll post it in both… What does the Tormach xsTECH come with? What’s in the box? How do I wire it together? All of these questions and more answered in this short video.  182 total views,  4 views today
How to hold material in the xsTECH

How to hold material in the xsTECH

What’s the best way to hold _____________ in my xsTECH router? From strap clamps to double sided tape, we have it all! Learn how to hold everything including circuit boards, flat stock, and blocks in this video. Can you believe that you can use strap clamps, sticky tape, and all kinds of ways to hold […]
Will a vice fit in an xsTECH?

Will a vice fit in an xsTECH?

Answer: That’s a fair question. When trying to come up with an aswer though, you’ll have to do a bit of research, as it will depend on what you’re machining. Also, there are many different one’s out there. Luckily Jim did some research for us… maybe this video will help guide you to an aswer. […]

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