The Tormach is Here! The Tormach is Here!

To link the new Sierra College Gene Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing by Design program and lab, which includes an impressive space full of Haas CNC mills and lathes, to the makerspace initiative, a Tormach mill has arrived – to be placed at Hacker Lab Powered by Sierra College (makerspace).   The mill will build a community of practice around CNC machining and enable students to develop more sophisticated prototypes and projects under the guidance of mentors and instructors.  The mill is being assembled by staff supporting the Welding Department (which also currently manages the Advanced Manufacturing program) and members of the makerspace community.  Once assembled, the mill will be moved to the makerspace which is located about 1/4 mile from the Rocklin campus.  Interested instructors with CNC expertise have stepped forward to teach Hacker Lab classes, and the current thinking is that a Meet Up group will be formed to ensure that learners use the mill safely at all times.   Those are some proud and excited makers!

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