I already have a plasma cutting table made with openbuilds products , but when i saw the metalguru's idea , i said "whoaww" , this build will be perfect for me .
A compact plasma cutting table , easy to carry . neither to big nor to small
I will describe here the advance of this assembly
First : The idea ( picture from Metaguru )
And now , let's go working :
Plasma generator will be an Esab Cutmaster A40 or A60 .
The A-serie from Esab is perfect for this kind of use .
CNC control board is already build in , Torch will be a mechanical one (SL 180 from esab )
I will not add a THC on this project because the working area is not really big so it's not needed here.
Stepper motors will be High torque Nema 23 for X and Y axis and nema17 for Z axis .
For the torch , i'm not sure at this point if i will use a floating head or an inductive sensor to detect the material .
Updated : May 2nd 2017
I take the decision to use I a floating head instead an inductive sensor , because inductive sensor is too expose and can be parasite by plasma arc .
Floating head picture :
Wiring is done .
Some pictures ... first video coming soon
I come back to this project with some mods , ( i add a second stepper on the X axis and some other small enhancements).
First moves :
new picture :
First cut , this project is finally finished
All plates you need ..
Dragon Plasma cutter
Inspired by MetalGuru's idea : The plasma too cutter . If you have to cut small to medium sheet of steel with a plasma , this build may be for you
- Build License:
- GNU (GPL3+) General Public Licence
Reason for this BuildI need a portable plasma cutting table .