Tormach 1100M: Making a Mold for a Carbon Fiber Corvette Intake

Published Date
March 04,2020 - 08:15:am

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

  • milling machine ( mill)

    milling machine ( mill)

    Runs endmills and arbor-mounted milling cutters. Features include a head with a spindle that drives the cutters; a column, knee and table that provide motion in the three Cartesian axes; and a base that supports the components and houses the cutting-fluid pump and reservoir. The work is mounted on the table and fed into the rotating cutter or endmill to accomplish the milling steps; vertical milling machines also feed endmills into the work by means of a spindle-mounted quill. Models range from small manual machines to big bed-type and duplex mills. All take one of three basic forms: vertical, horizontal or convertible horizontal/vertical. Vertical machines may be knee-type (the table is mounted on a knee that can be elevated) or bed-type (the table is securely supported and only moves horizontally). In general, horizontal machines are bigger and more powerful, while vertical machines are lighter but more versatile and easier to set up and operate.

Are you looking for a dedicated prototyping CNC mill that allows you to keep your moneymakers running production? Want to keep your part making in-house to save time and money as you design/iterate? Check out the Tormach 1100M as it mills out an 87lb. aluminum block. This prototype mold was built to produce high-performance, after-market, carbon fiber intake manifolds for Corvettes. Your ability to dream is all that's holding you back!

For more information visit us at https://cnc.tormach.com/prototyping