Vortex Used for Production of "Cars"
Vortex Tool Company, Inc. recently collaborated
with Eddie Paul, owner of E.P. Industries of El
Segundo, California, who was contracted by Pixar Films to produce working full-scale models of the
vehicles featured in its heavily promoted summer
feature film release “Cars”.
The project was the first time that a full-size functional
model has been developed from digital animation
files. To do this, E.P. Industries needed to
capture individual body panel shapes from digital
information and then machine the parts from a
type of pattern wood called Jetulong on a CNC
router. Vortex Tool provided the tooling and technical
advice on CNC router operation for the project.
Vortex Tool Company, Inc. designs and manufactures
high-performance router and insert cutting
tools for the woodworking and plastics industries.
The company produces tools with cutting edges in
various grades of carbide, stellite, high-speed steel
and polycrystalline diamond, and provides custom
tool design, retipping and sharpening services.
For more information, contact Mike Serwa,
Vortex Tool Company, 5605 Jelinek Avenue,
Schofield, WI 54476, 800-355-7708, Fax: 715-355-7353, Web: www.vortextool.com.