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doctor demo
11-23-2009, 08:24 PM
Well, it isn't exactly what ya would call high tech machining...but it is still cutting metal:D
I had to cut thirty discs 1/4'' thick by just under 8''.

http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w348/doctordemo/th_latest601-1.jpg

This is turning 4'X8'X1'' plate into 16''X20'' pieces.
http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w348/doctordemo/2008_1126workstuff0145-1.jpg

I'm not sure how I managed to get two different size pictures, I thought I resized them the sameIsn't plasma great, sure beats a jigsaw:D

Steve

spkrman15
11-23-2009, 09:52 PM
Steve,

That is not a CNC set-up is it?

Rob :)

Pherdie
11-23-2009, 10:32 PM
How are you obtaining the circular shape, Steve?

doctor demo
11-23-2009, 11:21 PM
No it is not CNC Rob, it is a couple generations simpler than that.:(
Variable speed motor with a magnetic drive wheel that follows the sample part.

Fred, it will follow any shape as long as a 1/4'' dia. drive wheel doesn't get stuck in the sample.

Originaly fitted with an oxy torch, up graded to plasma maybe the next upgrade will be CNC:D
Steve

Pherdie
11-24-2009, 12:06 AM
What are you using for a plasma cutter? Must be substantial to do 1" material.

tattoomike68
11-24-2009, 12:15 AM
What are you using for a plasma cutter? Must be substantial to do 1" material.


I bet he has a hypertherm those units kick butt.

motorcyclemac
11-24-2009, 06:02 PM
I have a Hypertherm attached to a CNC table. Pal...DO the CNC ...you will never look back. I love mine.

Cheers
Mac.

doctor demo
11-24-2009, 09:56 PM
Yes it is a Hypertherm, but 1'' is the limit. 1/4''- 1/2'' is it's happy place and anything thin ya have to move so fast to get a nice cut it is to much like work.

I don't use it enough to justify the cost for CNC.

Steve

Ken_Shea
11-24-2009, 10:28 PM
I don't use it enough to justify the cost for CNC.

Steve

So, what's your point :D