Tormach PCNC1100 - Tormach CNC's

Tormach PCNC1100

18" x 9.5" working area
1.5 HP
110 IPM
5100 RPM
10 ATC
ETS tool setter
flood/mist/air coolant and chip evac

Machine TitleTormach PCNC 1100
Safety DeviceFull Enclosure
Machine PurposeCutting, drilling, shaping metal & plastic
Training necessaryTormach I, and Tormach II Classes
Material LimitationsNo wood, dusty or fibrous materials
Machine Specs18" x 9.5" working area, 1.5hp, 110 ipm, 5100 RPM
Accessories4"/5"/6" vices, 10 ATC, ETS Tool Setter, 4" Softjaws, Fixture Plate, Mod-Vises
Software or File TypePath Pilot
Tooling Always Available

4flt Ball Mill: 1/8", 1/4", 3/8" 1/2" 

3flt End Mill: 1/8", 1/4", 3/8" 1/2" 

Bullnose Mill: .060rad 1/4",  .125rad 1/2" 4flt 

Chamfer Tool: 3/8" 60 deg

Spot Drill: 1/4" 90 deg

Shearhog: .75" single flute carbide insert. Inserts are not shop provided, must purchase tip to use, Purchasable from the shop.

Superfly: 3" single flute fly cutter. inserts are not shop provided, must purchase tip to use. Purchasable from the shop.


Shearhog is for non ferrous only: 5100rpm, .2" DOC, .2" WOC @ 40ipm. Slotting 15IPM


Fusion 360 Processors Adjustments: Smart Cool-Yes, Multi Coolant-Yes

For additional CADD assets please see shop staff to gain access

Path Pilot Trainer-

Reservation Calendar

Schedule of Availability

From Fusion 360 to first chips on a tormach watch this video.

Startup Procedure -  - 01:30-02:15
Path Pilot Layout -  - 00:55-End
Home Axis Procedure -  - 01:30-02:15
Inserting/Removing Single Tool
Moving the Machine - see path pilot layout video
Work Holding -,,
Part Referencing - 02:50-03:53, - 00:00-10:45
Tool Holders - ER Collets,
Tool Length Offset - 01:39-02:45, 05:49-06:45
Tool Loading Procedure - see path pilot layout video, 00:
File load - See path pilot layout video
Tool Path Preview and Double Dummy Check - see path pilot layout video
Run and Monitor File
Cleanup Procedure
Shutdown Procedure

For tool libraries please see Fusion 360 in the software labs page. 

    • Machine Design Analysis
    • Mill Sample Part
    • This is a Fusion 360 file for members who want to learn how to use the Tormach CNC but don't have a project in mind yet.

      To create this part you will need to purchase this -> stock from McMasterCarr or mHUB has kits of cut raw stock availabe for purchase from our material store

      The part is a dead stock clamp that affixes to vices, involves 2 parts and multiple setups.

      updated 2/7/23.

      Programmed to be run on the 1100P with an orange vise or mitee-bite clamps.

      note: if utilizing 1100p without orange vise, the 4" tormach vise can utilize 6" mitee bite dovetail vise jaws. 

    • Tormach CAD Assets
    • 4" Tormach Vice w/ Softjaws

      Hold Down Clamp Kit

      Tormach Machine w/ Bed & Enclosure

      Vacuum Plate

    • Tormach PCNC mHub Quick Start Guide
    • Tormach PCNC1100 Factory Guide
    • Tormach SmartCool

If the Hiemer is out of commission or you don't feel like using it please see the steps below for proper use of the wiggler.

 Wiggler/Center Finder Set w/Case

To find edges

  1. Insert disc end tool into collet, and hold collet in 3/8" tts holder.
  2. Align the tool along the z axis as straight as possible, turn on the spindle to 1000 rpm
  3. Jog the probe end near the axis that you wish to touch off, slowly step the probe disc tip touching the axis you are finding
  4. Jog until the disc is spinning perfectly concentric with the rotation axis. If probe spins wildly you stepped to far, back off one step, zero, realign to spinning axis and try again, you should only be a few thousands off.
  5. Repeat for other axis (if you did x, do y, or reverse)
  6. Now you need to compensate for radius of the disc .05

For more info and video demonstration please watch the video below

  1. Put a measured tool in to the spindle, making sure path pilot know that tool is being held and the tool offset length is correct
  2. Place z gauge block on your zero plane (top of stock: z zero is top surface/ Bottom of stock: bottom of vice/bed/fixture plate/top of parallels/etc)Z-AXIS SETTING INDICATOR .0005 READING .125 INCH TRAVEL
  3. Jog tool down until dial reads zero on both major and minor dial
  4. On the offsets page enter gauge block height (50mm or 1.9685" if using provided gauge block) in field above "TOUCH Z"
  5. Click "TOUGH Z"
  6. Notice offset for Z height has adjusted

If a Heimer is not available to square a vice you must use a dial indicator.

  1. The first step is to always start with a clean vice and work surface, so remove any all chip, shmoo, debris from between any mating surfaces (clean the bed & the bottom of the vice)
  2. Carefully and with control place the vice and fixture clamps on the bed, aligning by sight as close as possible.
  3. Tighten all fixture clamps snug, and one corner tightly.
  4. Hold a dial indicator with a magnetic arm on the spindle head or in the spindle using the wiggler dial indicator mount.
  5. Starting at the side with the corner firmly tightened down walk the dial indicator to the fixed face of the vice until the dial reads zero.
  6. Slowly jog the dial along the axis parallel to the fixed face of the vice, once at the opposite end, tap the vice lightly with a mallet/dead blow hammer/etc until the dial indicator reads zero
  7. Jog back to initial side to check that it did not shift.
  8. If your reading reads the same touching along a single axis you know the vice is parallel to the table movement.

for a video demonstration please see link below

  1. Download the Templates for Fusion 360 from the mHub website (each Tormach machine and Fusion 360 listing)
  2. In Fusion 360 preferences make sure Cloud Libraries are enabled
  3. Open Fusion 360's Data Panel
  4. In Fusion data panel scroll down to Libraries -> Assets -> CAM Templates
  5. Click Upload and select all the templates provided

6. To utilize, in your setup file in CAM right click and select "Create From Template"


    1. Download the tool library for Fusion 360 from the mHub website 
    2. In Fusion 360 preferences make sure Cloud Libraries are enabled
    3. Navigate to the tool library
    4. In the tool library right click on cloud and import tool library, selecting the tool library you downloaded from the mHub site

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