Category Archives: Setup and Installation

Mill Enclosure (Work in Progress)

Months have gone into the production of an enclosure for the Tormach PCNC 770 mill and robot.  The goal of the project was 1) enclose the mill for safety purposes (also keeps chips off the floor) 2) Make a stand … Continue reading

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Enclosure for Tormach

I have been busy designing an enclosure for the Tormach mill.  Originally I designed a single-hinge swinging door for the enclosure, but I have worked on mills with a swinging door before.  It seems once the door is covered in … Continue reading

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New Stand in Place

Took some creative engineering to get the stand under the mill.  First the mill needed to be lifted off the table it was originally setting on.  The hoist was a little too big for the job and made it hard … Continue reading

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While on Spring Break

Upon arrival to work from a glorious week of spring break, I noticed a Tormach package had arrived. It was a stand for the PCNC 770 mill! I have completed taking it out of the crate and put on the … Continue reading

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Setting up the Mill

Putting the mill together has taken a little longer than expected. I’ve tried to keep things neat while setting up because I knew once the mill was running, milling out parts would take precedence over tying back wires, enclosing the … Continue reading

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Taking it for a spin

Brian posing with the Tormach mill, all set up and ready to go!

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Introduction

Hello All, My name is Brian Johns. I’m a PhD student in Industrial Engineering at the University of Iowa. Tormach sent me a CNC mill (PCNC 770) and robotic arm to design educational lessons for students/instructors wanting to learn about … Continue reading

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