Tormach Inc. (Tormach.com, 608/849-8381) is a maker of Computer Numerical Control machine tools affordable for individuals and small shops. Ideal for gunsmiths, inventors, R&D professionals, or small manufacturers, Tormach brings CNC automation down to reachable price points. New to their Personal CNC milling machines are the 1100MX and 770MX. The new MX series are servo-driven versions of the company’s best-selling two mills, the 1100M and 770M, which were introduced in 2018.
The new MX series of machines feature an added encoder to the spindle for rigid tapping, a BT-30 spindle, and servos for the X, Y, and Z axes. The servos provide much faster performance with maximum speeds up to 10,000 rpm and feed rates as much as 2.5-3x faster than the M series machines. When combined with Tormach’s PathPilot CNC Controller, which provides users with numerous premium features as standard, these machines provide the highest performance and most cost-effective machining solutions on the market today.
In addition, Tormach has launched a new PathPilot Operator Console upgrade. This is available for both Tormach MX and M Mills. The all-in-one PathPilot Operator Console allows users to operate their M or MX machines via a touchscreen, has built-in hardware knobs for feed and speed overrides, and a durable hand-held jog pendant for precise manual positioning of the machine.
“Our customers have been waiting and we are happy to announce the availability of these new machines and the option of a PathPilot Operator Console,” said Matt Berggruen, Tormach Product Engineer. “They offer tremendous performance and value for the price. Introductory packages start at $17,995 for the 770MX and $19,995 for the 1100MX.”
The new 1100MX and 770MX machines work well for prototyping, job shops (shorter runs and/or as a machine to handle secondary operations), education and tech schools, and enthusiasts interested in using CNC. Like the M Series of machines, the 1100MX and 770MX have the power to cut the toughest materials—stainless steel, titanium and even pre-hardened tool steel—but now with even higher power and faster speeds.
Tormach has videos about these machines on their website (Tormach.com) or YouTube. To help new users of CNC machines, Tormach offers pre-sales consultation and CNC Workshops. Their PathPilot CNC control software can be learned online via their PathPilot HUB website (hub.PathPilot.com).
Read more in the March 2020 issue.