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  1. #51
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    Re: Which Hypertherm for entry level cnc table

    Won't be long you'll be burning through that metal you have..... here's this afternoons fish


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    That is some really nice work. Can I ask how long it took to design the fish?

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    The consumables are the same except the shield. For hand cutting you use the hand cutting shield that maintains the correct arc voltage (length) when dragging. For machine cutting you use the machine shield that is designed for cutting with a height control to maintain proper arc voltage (height).

    For cutting with the Finecut consumables I recommend using the 220948 shield for both hand and machine cutting. Jim Colt Hypertherm


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    Unloaded the table with no issues. Going thru setup and realized they didnt include my consumable kit and the machine torch didnt come with anything on it. Are the hand torch consumables the same? I recall they had some different parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weld one View Post
    That is some really nice work. Can I ask how long it took to design the fish?
    I'll be honest I have little to no artistic talent. Everything I have made happened one of two ways.... dxf file which was already made that I acquired, or a photo on the internet that I copied and then used Inkscape to trace the bitmap then cleaned the file up which has been taking about an hour. In the case of the scorpion fish it had lots of detail so I spent about an hour in sheetcam moving all the different sections to different layers to be handled differently. Between Inkscape and sheetcam about any photo can be turned into Gcode that will cut out a fairly nice whatever. The artistic folks that have the talent to draw this stuff specifically for cutting operations and make it look awesome (like tuna I cut out) have the hard part of the job in my mind. Actually I build almost everything these days in the shop from cad files even the more simple ones I draw in solidworks. I have a real high appreciation and respect for the guys making the more advanced cad drawings it's amazing how much having a working, tested part helps before it ever leaves the cad system. Sorry for long answer I could have just said, usually about an hour.....


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    Any feedback or tips on how to get your ideal settings and what to look for.

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    Hmm. I thought mine had a 10guage tool for steel. I'll look tomorrow


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Size:  74.6 KBPut some new consumables in and it seems to be cutting better. Been playing with it on 10ga and tried some 1/4" today. I cut a caster mounting plate I use on some welding fixture block tables. Heres a laser cut 3/8" version on one side and my 1/4" plasma cut version right off the table with no cleanup.

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    Heres the back side right off the table no cleanup.

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    Having trouble getting my auto drain to work on my quincy. I plugged it in and it worked the first time, opened up for 5sec or so and quit and never would come back on. I hit the test button and nothing happens. The off light is lit up, which seems normal. Adjust the dial to where it should come on quickly but it doesnt. Seems like a dummy proof switch but somehow Im messing it up or it shorted out.

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    Slowing down a bit more on the smaller holes will take some of the taper out and make them more round. Looks like your kerf offset may be a little to much as well.
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    Ill play with those and see what happens.

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    Tried some 1/2" scrap cuts today. Not bad for my 45xp and factory settings.

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    lol I cut a similar one out yesterday and my partner says.... wow, ok, so I guess we can make washers I think we could have bought them cheaper!!!


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    Which Hypertherm for entry level cnc table

    Quote Originally Posted by scramblerj View Post
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    Tried some 1/2" scrap cuts today. Not bad for my 45xp and factory settings.
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    How many IPM did your 45 cut the half inch steel at i cut some today and it was 30 IPM at 65 amps


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    Mine was 18ipm if I recall.

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    It's pretty impressive to see it pierce half inch steel. Made parts for a cat marine engine for a boat. Now they just need to be welded together but my machine maxes at 220 amps so someone else with a dynasty 400 will have to do it now I want a larger welder I'm never happy lol



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    A month or so ago my wife needed some spacers for dumbells at her gym (she owns a 24 hour fitness center in NH)....and was wondering if she could find them at HomeDepot or tractor supply. In five minutes, using my cnc table with a Powermax45 XP I made these out of 1/2" plate. They were perfect for the job....and used about 10 cents worth of steel, and less than 5 minutes time between CAD drawing and cutting.

    Who says you can't make washer with a CNC plasma! I have done so many times when I did not have the right size or thickness or material (stainless washers are nice for marine applications!).

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    Wow so many cool new tools in this thread. Loving the shop pics and all the projects. Hypertherm is by far my favorite plasma brand so I think you made a good choice getting the 45. Keep up the good work!
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    Here is the motor mount my friends friend tacked. I'm no pro but I've read a lot about how things are supposed to be done. Any way to weld this half inch plate together without beveling it?


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    Here is how I do assemblies such as yours: This is known as "tab and slot" and done correctly you eliminate the need to jig the parts. Plug weld from the back side. These are actually Chevy LS motor mounts out of 1/4". Making parts like these are one of the many doors that a cnc plasma opens up for you....Jim Colt Hypertherm

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    Quote Originally Posted by hog guts View Post
    Here is the motor mount my friends friend tacked. I'm no pro but I've read a lot about how things are supposed to be done. Any way to weld this half inch plate together without beveling it?


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    Are there plasma fonts that you can buy that are already connected?

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    Also any tips on settings for cutting round holes and have them come out as clean as possible?

    Got my quincy air dryer installed today.
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    Thanks for sharing the tips Jim we all appreciate you sharing your knowledge


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    Heres my plate lifting attachment I made to utilize my magswitch magnets and my forklift. Works great loading big heavy sheets as well as the lighter 1/8" sheets as well. I hear thats where alot of magnets struggle is holding onto thinner sheets. Name:  image.jpg
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