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How Do I Paste G-Code into Tormach

How Do I Paste G-Code into Tormach

Question: Can students simply paste the g-code that they have written by hand into the Tormach and run it without having to edit the g-code? For example… if they are doing the Yo-Yo Project? Answer: Download the answer as a handout The Tormach machines need a little more code (closer to what industry uses) than […]
Tormach Post for Fusion 360

Tormach Post for Fusion 360

Question: I want to use Fusion 360 and post it to a Tormach machine. How do I do it? Answer: Well, all new versions of Fusion 360 should already come with the post processor installed, but if you have an older version, you can go to Tormach’s website and download any post that you want […]
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!  280 total views
How do you Use a Collet?

How do you Use a Collet?

Question: I have anxsTECH Router and I can’t get my tools to stay in the tool holder. How do I make it work? Answer: It’s easy, but takes a little work when using a collet on a tool holder. This short video shows you how to “snap” the collet into the nut so the tool […]
Project Idea: CNC Nameplate

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. Go to our Conversational tutorials to learn the basics if each step of this project. The material we used is a piece of […]
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.  280 total views
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 […]

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