The world of metalworking and machining is broad, in part because there are so many varieties of metal to play with. One of the most forgiving metals to cut is brass, and here’s four reasons we love to work with it.
While there are a number of ways to hold work, when there aren’t many (or any) flat surfaces, a standard vise can complicate things. When using a lathe or holding something that just doesn’t have flat sides, a chuck is a great solution. A chuck is essentially a round vise, with jaws that hold your workpiece.
This coming weekend is Tormach’s 3rd annual Open House event (July 23), and we’ve got quite a show planned! Year-over-year, we’ve had different seminars and talks from our Brand Ambassadors, and this year is no different. Wes Bye, who writes for Digital Machinist and is a PCNC 440 owner, will be talking about model engineering. John Saunders will be doing two talks, one – co-presented with a team from Fusion 360 – will cover lathe CAM and turning, and the other is about bootstrapping startups.