Monday, 10 May 2021
In March 2018, XoomSpeed purchased a Tormach PCNC440 milling machine. During the next 12 months, we developed our own automatic tool changer (ATC), a wireless conversion for the Tormach passive probe and a suite of software components to implement Fusion 360's probing routines on PathPilot. See the buttons on the left side of this page for details.
Fusion 360 probing
The Fusion 360/PathPilot automated probing routines are now complete and ready for use. Tormach include the latest version of the macros pre-installed with PathPilot, so if you're controller is up to date, you already have them. The link on the left (Fusion360 probing) will take you to a page with more info and download links for the macros if you prefer to stay with an old version of PathPilot.
The current macros support Tormach's 512 WCS extension and as such will not run correctly on standard LinuxCNC. If you'd like a set of macros for that environment, or for Mach3, just get in touch as I can supply either.
Tormach include the modified post processor for Fusion 360 in the files area of PathPilot, but I've created a page specially for that. Have a look for full details of the facilities it offers. Again, this is available for PathPilot, LinuxCNC or Mach3.
Wireless probe conversion
As of 10th July 2019, the wireless probe conversions are now available through our webshop.If you're interested in this product, please get in contact with us through our Facebook page. I've also added more detailed information on how the conversion is performed here.
Below is a photograph of the wireless probing system.
And here's a video of he mill in action.
This site was last updated 05/10/21