4’ x 8’ CNC Plasma Table Build

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by TJS, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. OP
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    Bringing this back to the top. This has been the biggest project I have ever done. This is such a huge learning curve as these kits are so complicated and the documentation leaves too many assumptions. I finally was able to wire it (well that was fun as the instructions conflicted each page of text). Anyway got a test run and got the motors to move from a simulator test file(no torch on just yet). I still have tons to learn as I am having trouble with the Z homes right now.

    Here is a short YT vid

    https://youtu.be/E5_aButoLJw
     
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  2. cwren2472

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    I think you forgot to put a piece of a steel on the table...
     
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    Hows the hypertherm 85 working out? I've got the 45 and its been a great mid sized cutter. I just cut by hand but always dreamed of setting up a table. Got to hand it to you for sticking to it ! Quite the project.
     
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    I have not even fired up my hypertherm 85 as it was in the box for quite sometime as I ordered it with a machine torch and not a hand torch. I will let you know how it performs. I do have an HTP plasma cutter that I have been using for many years to "hand" cut stuff. That thing is still kicking.
     
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    I am in testing phase. Getting there.

     
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    This table is up and running and making parts. See American Flag being cut out in the vid. Still learning but getting there.

    https://youtu.be/rdkCBMtRZyU
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    flag1.jpeg Some parts and other items I have made so far. Flag

    bucketear5.jpeg

    Backhoe bucket ears.

    Cut a bunch of other stuff. Still learning Inkscape and Sheetcam as I go.
     
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  9. golfball

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    This thread is the reason i joined this board. I was stoked to see it cutting parts. Good job, excellent craftsmanship. Thank you for documenting everything.
     
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