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Tormach PCNC 440 Mill


PCNC 440

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You MUST BE TRAINED before using it alone. Contact James Pittman to set up an appointment for your training.


  • Cuts aluminum, steel, titanium, as well as plastics, composites, wood, and PCB boards.
  • Table Size: 18” x 6.3”
  • Work Envelope: 10” x 6.25” x 10” (X,Y,Z)
  • 300 - 10,000 RPM R8 Spindle
  • Max Feed Rate: 135 IPM (X,Y), 110 IPM (Z)
  • Cast Iron Frame and Table
  • Dovetail Ways
  • Ball Screws
  • Full Enclosure
  • Mist Coolant (coming)
  • 4th Axis (coming)

Design Process / Software

  • First, a model must be designed in a CAD (Computer​-​Aided Design) program like Fusion360, SketchUp, AutoCAD, etc.
  • Next, the model must be converted into “tool paths” by CAM (Computer​-​Aided Manufactur​ing​) software so the machine knows how to carve that model. Examples: MaserCAM, MeshCAM, SprutCAM, etc. The tool paths are expressed in something called “g-code”. 3D printers also use g-code.
    • Some programs, like Fusion360, have both CAD/CAM.
  • Finally, Tormach's software (PathPilot™, based on LinuxCNC) accepts g-code files, and controls the CNC through the cutting process.


The Bodgery, thanks to generous donations from members


05/18/16 - Arrived at Makerspace
05/20/16 - Base repaired, and machine installed 05/?? - Ready to use

Owner's Manual

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