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5 X 5 Plasma SIMPLE Build

Discussion in 'Laser Cutters' started by devloop, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. devloop

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    I did not run into any collision issues with bolts either, use the correct length of bolt
     
  2. Gary Caruso

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    yeah i wondered how that would work out, I would just make it flat plate and use standoffs on the motor to get the jog for the pulley clearance. would be cheaper too
     
  3. devloop

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    You are right, flat plate and spacers would work, a good forming operator can do it, bend allowance has to be exact
     
  4. retribution

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    Good point on the flat plate with standoffs, cheaper and easier to implement.
     
  5. retribution

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    Revised my Z Gantry Plates again, I widened the distance between the wheels as you mentioned then realized I had the wrong NEMA 23 motor so I added the high torque version which required recreating the belt again too. This CAD stuff is a can of worms sometimes. Anyway, I think this should be the final version. Here are a couple of images.
     

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    Good job bro...hope to see more videos how it cuts thin sheet, maybe with a feedrate around 6000-7000 mm/min....if the machine rigid enough also if the THC responsive too...
    btw mine has Nema 34, rack pinion, Hiwin LM guide, Gecko G201X, Powermax 65, Neuron THC, already ran to 7000 pierces.
    My next machine should be like yours, simple and works good
     
  7. ALAIN ROY

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    Super Design , on 200 ca$ scale what is the final cost of the project with out the plasma cutter , if i may ask ?
    In process of evaluating the cost vs buying new ,use and soon on ...
    Great Job.
    Alain
     
  8. devloop

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    About $4500 without the plasma
     
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  9. Alex Aguirre

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    great build!! do you have the files for the cross beams that connect the legs?
     
  10. stargeezer

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    Hi Devloop! Awesome build and really dig how open you have been about the build. I look forward to following it through to completion!

    I am just finishing the WorkBee 1010 kit from Openbuilds and have been considering hooking my plasma cutter up in place of a spindle or router (I have a few other CNC Routers, but no plasma cutter table).

    Wish you lots of success with it.
    Larry
     
  11. retribution

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    Hello, May I ask what size the NEMA motors are? 23 or 34 and the Oz. In. Please

    Chris
     
  12. EVC_74

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    What a great table! I looked at torchmate model 4400, called and $25k. it is a great design, but 25K! I love that you did not over-engineer and kept it simple (I tend to over-engineer).. I built a Ox table 5' x 5', very similar. Now I'm looking to get into a plasma table. Any chance you could provide design files? I'd love to build this, but as any side project, I have to evaluate the time aspect. Design files would obviously take 50% of time out. Thanks again for publishing such a nice, simple design. Water table and fume hood would be great additions to this baby! I also look at my large OX, and say, with a different head, I could easily mount my router and cut wood!
     

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