The Manufacturing Consultants listed below are independent professionals, who are either machinists or manufacturing engineers. The Manufacturing Consultants have no direct relationship with Tormach, but do own at least one Tormach mill and use it regularly in a professional capacity. These consultants are available on an hourly, bid, or contract basis to assist with your mill related manufacturing projects.
Consultations can range from very small projects to full scale manufacturing systems. An example of a small project would be a simple CAM project, delivering G&M code file based on your drawing and specific to a Tormach mill. If you would like to be cutting parts quickly and don’t have time to learn any CAM software, this can be a quick way to get started.
A more comprehensive project would be development of a full turnkey manufacturing process. If you have a family of small parts that you want to manufacture you will probably need several things in addition to a Tormach mill. The manufacturing process would include CAD, CAM, G&M code files, tool specification, work holding fixtures, and documented work instructions. The combination of a well defined process and a Tormach mill can be the quickest way to establish in-house manufacturing capability.
Engaging a manufacturing consultant is an excellent way to kick-start your use of a Tormach mill. If you’re new to machining, a consultant can get you off on the right foot and shorten your learning curve. However, as with most professional consultation, you should use your consultants to augment the internal skills within your company or accelerate your learning. They should be an aid, not a crutch. In the long run, your success will improve if you learn how to program, operate, and maintain the machine yourself.
The following companies are not affiliated with Tormach, but use Tormach products. If you are currently using a Tormach Mill in your manufacturing business and are interested in having your information posted, please Contact Us.
Steve Seebold started working in his dad’s shop, Trio Tool and Die, during the summer between his freshman and sophomore year in high school. He jokingly says his first tool, “had a long wooden handle and some straw bound to the end.” He learned a lot during that time about the tool and die trade.
After high school, he started attending a trade school in Los Angeles. His first introduction to CNC came while reading a copy of Modern Machine Magazine where saw a picture of a Bridgeport mill that looked strange. It took a while to figure it out, but he soon realized, “IT HAD NO HANDLES!”. He read the advertisement and that was when he decided that was what he wanted to do.
Seebold started JDS Machine in 1979 and bought his first CNC lathe in 1981. He sold the company and later started Seebold Engineering, a job shop servicing the aerospace industry, before retiring in 2008. Seebold has over 30 years experience in CNC industry and expertise in modern CAD/CAM tools.
Mid Day Machining is Seebold’s retirement “hobby”. He focuses on his own line of parts for remote control (RC) hobbyists and is also available for consulting work and short run production of 1-25 pieces. Capabilities include a PCNC 1100, and seats of both Solidworks and Gibbscam.
Company: Mid-Day Machining
Contact: Steve Seebold
Location: San Clemente, CA 92673
Phone Number: 714-420-2453
Eric Andersen is a trained tool and die machinist with industry experience. He is well versed on PCNC 1100 and PCNC 770 design processes and fixture/jig design. Eric is very experienced in CAD and CAM programming especially with SprutCAM for Tormach machines.
Eric is an owner of a PCNC 770, and has had years of experience teaching CNC machining and CAM programming for Tormach LLC. The focus of Eric’s consulting work would be largely, part / fixture design and CAM programming. Travel for consulting would be rare.
Company: Andersen Consulting
Contact: Eric Andersen
Location: Gillette Wyoming
Phone Number: 608-354-6675
Steelwerks Jewelry Ltd.
Product Development & Prototyping
With both jewelry and machining backgrounds, we are able to bring more to the table then just the capabilities of our machines. Focused on all aspects of creativity and design, when it comes to a specific project, we are able to work with the client’s specifications and ideas. Fully trained and licensed in CAD/CAM software, we are able to provide our client with detailed drawings of the part or prototype they have in mind.
Our clients range from fashion industry designers, bicycle companies, jewelry designers, medical and science, RC car enthusiasts, or just that guy in the garage trying to bring an idea to life.
Lakeside Design Of Massachusetts
Michael Murray of Lakeside Design has been involved with CNC machining since 1979. With broad experience, from development of production firearm tooling to machining of aircraft carrier propellers, Michael is ready for your projects. Resources include a Tormach PCNC 1100 with 4th axis, BobCad CAM, and various graphical and code editing tools. Lakeside Design is prepared to delivery anything from CAD/CAM programming to complete projects with tooling & setup sheets.
Company: Lakeside Design of Massachusetts
Contact: Michael Murray
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Phone Number: 781-264-1005
Boss And Sons LLC
Boss & Sons specializes in prototype manufacturing services using a wide variety of materials: stainless steel, aluminum, Macor and glass-filled mica.
We can generate quality tool paths for complex parts, design and make the fixtures you need to start your own production.
While most of our work load for 2012 was prototype lab equipment, we are happy to do low volume production work.
Equipment (Jan 2013): CAD/CAM software, small, gear-driven lathe with digital readout, two axis CNC knee mill, 3 axis Tormach with automatic (10) tool changer and camera, Miller 250 DX gas tungsten arc welder.
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