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post #91 of 206 Old 04-22-2013, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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On it's way....here by the weekend.....that stung...







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post #92 of 206 Old 04-22-2013, 04:25 PM
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So how much do you have in the whole setup now? You've got me thinking...or should I say wishing.

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Nice! You'll be able to cut up in the 1/2" thick range at 100% Duty Cycle... and be able to pierce about 3/4". That Duramax Torch is awesome too! Great consumable life and really nice cuts, once you get it all dialed in.

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post #94 of 206 Old 04-23-2013, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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So how much do you have in the whole setup now? You've got me thinking...or should I say wishing.
When it's all said and done, 12k including the hypertherm. The extra length of the table from 4x4 to 4x8 was a couple K chunk....but worth it in the end.

Side note....the controller box failures previously mentioned were a direct result of the high frequency import plasma cutter. Just throwing that out there and be for-warned. Buy it right the first time and save the headaches....


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Very excited to see what it can do..

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Will have to say, bakers gas and welding supplies out of ohio rocks. Plasma and consumables in stock...ordered on monday, here today...and they matched a lower price I found from harris welding supply.

Cnc cable shows tomorrow as well as a replacement controller box.




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Will have to say, bakers gas and welding supplies out of ohio rocks. Plasma and consumables in stock...ordered on monday, here today...and they matched a lower price I found from harris welding supply.

Cnc cable shows tomorrow as well as a replacement controller box.
Can't wait to see it all in action.

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can't wait to see it all in action.
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I can hear it now... "cut some parts already !!!"


Things done today:

1. Unpacked and wired up new control box.
2. Changed out old plasma torch with new one.
3. Wired up Plasma cutter plug wire
4. Had to change divided voltage inside cutter to 20:1 for cnc box.
5. Squared up torch as well as re-adjusted both the x and y axis spindle cog's.
6. Loaded up table with 3/16" for some cutting tomorrow :-)


Just need CNC cable and some 45A consumables that show up tomorrow and I'm ready to cut again....just about there....





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Nice setup.

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The waters parted...and down from the heavens came plasma

First official parts off the table. The torch height control worked flawlessly...was noticable on the long straight cuts. This powermax 85 is phenominal. Zero clean up...



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post #101 of 206 Old 04-27-2013, 06:20 AM
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Nice work man! Now, how long is the list of projects that you are waiting to get done?

How long did it take you to program everything initially?
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Nice work man! Now, how long is the list of projects that you are waiting to get done?

How long did it take you to program everything initially?
1. Sliders
2. Two rear bumpers
3. Rear corners

Those are the already paid for items. The rest are just design ideas for the future.

The hardest part for me really is the cad (design) software. Because I dont know all the tricks yet it takes longer to get a part to the paper so to speak. The sheetcam software is pretty easy once set up. You can save toolsets so all the settings for example the cut height/feedrate etc is "preloadr d" when you select what your working with. Burntables made the mach screen (software that actually drives the table) pretty dummy-proof. There sre litterally hundreds of settings...and I havent even remotely looked at them all, but the table is/was set from burntables so I wasnt having to learn that immediately before cutting.

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Awesome! Keep us posted with the projects. I am really interested in the sliders
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Awesome! Keep us posted with the projects. I am really interested in the sliders
So a simple example of eddie talking about how ideas become parts quickly.

Timeline:

Open drawing software



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Create part. In this case, I wanted to test the corner radius of my tailgate cover area for a "tramp stamp". So, created small square with varing radius' s..."v" was my reference corner of 1.5" radius.



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From there, I saved the part as a drawing file and a .dxf file that will be used by cam software. Then opened sheetcam and imported drawing. As you can see, my "tool" of 45 amp plasma is set and ready to go. I apply to part and get my piercings right and hit "post process" and the software puts it in gcode, the language that the table software (mach3) can read.



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Now we are ready to open up the machine software, tell it where we want "zero" to be and load our code we just created:




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Hit the "cycle start" and miracles happen




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We test fit....and I liked the 1.6 inch radius.



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Once thats done....I go back, make some more measurements...go through and get my mojo going...

And the result (minus the pending logo )



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And thats how I create a part. With that said....I had never seen or used any of the above mentioned software prior to 2 weeks ago.

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post #105 of 206 Old 04-27-2013, 01:00 PM
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That is frick'n cool!
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