Machine Tending With Tormach's ZA6 Industrial Robot

Tormach CEO Daniel Rogge and the engineering team have spent the last several months exploring an innovative approach to shop labor: automated machine tending with the ZA6 industrial robot when paired with the 1100MX CNC mill. In a recent webinar, Rogge delved into the intricacies of automating machine tending, emphasizing its cost-effectiveness and efficiency. His key revelation centered on the distinction between lights-out automation, where machines can run for extended periods independently, and the kind of automation he's been experimenting with, which streamlines regular tending processes to free up time without requiring constant human intervention. You can view the full webinar below.

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Crafting Custom Bolts Using The Tormach 8L Lathe and 1100MX CNC Mill

In the world of CNC machining, the ability to fabricate custom parts with precision is a valuable skill. The team at Tormach worked on a project, during a YouTube live streaming event, using Tormach’s 8L lathe and 1100MX mill to create custom bolts for an assembly. Here is the step-by-step process on how to craft these unique bolts with the 8L lathe and 1100MX mill.

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Machining Your First Part as a CNC Beginner

Welcome to the final episode of the Tormach Garage Series, where Jeremiah Daws (maker/machinist) kicks off the lesson with a pivotal moment - the actual machining process. If you're new to CNC machining, be sure to view all of the previous episodes of the Tormach Garage Series. This comprehensive guide, created with CNC beginners in mind, will arm you with the basics to get started on your CNC journey.

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Real Time Motion Control in ROS Uniting HAL with Tormach’s ZA6 Robot

Tormach engineers Brandon Duarte and John Morris gave a presentation on ROS and the ZA6 industrial robot titled: ‘Real Time Motion Control in ROS Uniting HAL with Tormach’s ZA6 Robot.’

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Introduction to CAD and CAM for CNC Beginners

Welcome back to the Tormach Garage Series, with your host Jeremiah Daws (Maker / Machinist). In this week’s episode, we are going cover CAD, CAM and conversational software, and provide you with some valuable resources to help get you started using these tools.

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Coolant Choices for Optimal CNC Machining

In the sixth episode of the Tormach Garage Series, Jeremiah Daws (maker/machinist) dives into the crucial topic of tool cooling. There are two types of coolant options that are discussed in this week’s video: flood coolant and MQL (Minimum Quantity Lubrication).

FLOOD COOLANT
Flood coolant is great for materials prone to overheating or those that work harden (e.g. SS). This coolant is widely used due to its versatility and effectiveness in various applications.

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