Tormach is getting into robots

  • Looks like Tormach is getting into the robotics world.


    Anyone not familiar with Tormach, they produce hobby to prosumer grade lathes and mills. I personally own a series 3 PMC 1100, and I am pretty happy with it.


    Looks like they will be available June of next year, for about $17k for a 6kg arm.


    Here is a link to the talk:


    Some interesting notes:

    • Runs ROS, programs are in python 3
    • Open source
    • Core servo loop variables available to the user

    I think this is very interesting. The fact that this robot is open source, and you can access everthing in it will be very useful.


    It remains to be seen how repeatable and realiable the arm is though.

    Check out the Fanuc position converter I wrote here!

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  • Python itself is pretty easy to pickup. Way easier than most robot programming langauges in my opinion.


    As for the robot itself, it is not ready for an industrial environment, and needs a bit of work. I'll go into more detail once they release the robot for the consumer.

    Check out the Fanuc position converter I wrote here!

  • Python itself is pretty easy to pickup. Way easier than most robot programming langauges in my opinion.


    As for the robot itself, it is not ready for an industrial environment, and needs a bit of work. I'll go into more detail once they release the robot for the consumer.

    It is interesting. I use Python to make an new-old Yaskawa Inform II (super old robot language) robot do what I need

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