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Plasma cutter - 608 on steel tube version

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by openhardwarecoza, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. EfrainLenisMaturano

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    Dear,

    Do you have any video with the equipment working?? any coment please.
     
  2. Peter Van Der Walt

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    @Raed Al Nuaimi
    Some old posts on OpenBuilds G+ community - shows a picture story of how I build the torch by converting a handheld torch:

    1. Buying the plasma https://plus.google.com/+PetervanderWalt/posts/MPkTR144xuP
    2. Tearing down the inverter to see how it works https://plus.google.com/+PetervanderWalt/posts/RsxT7PffvR8
    3. Investigating the idea of converting the hand torch: https://plus.google.com/+PetervanderWalt/posts/GVs1mPf6vhA
    4. Carved new holder out of PTFE and straigtened the copper tube after grindning away the plastic: https://plus.google.com/+PetervanderWalt/posts/GUggT4eY6Wd
    5. Filled it with Epoxy Resin https://plus.google.com/+PetervanderWalt/posts/2d7V5TiwEPg

    (The comment threaads under each post holds valuable info too)
     
  3. Peter Van Der Walt

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    @EfrainLenisMaturano

    Negative on this particular machine. The person I was building it for's son kicked his dad out of the factory and cut off the funding over some family fued, and that sadly ended the project too

    I did later go on to build a plasma running on OpenBuilds VSLOT instead:

     
  4. Don_Karlos

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    Hi,
    I built one! I finished the steel frame after getting the laser parts. The design had to be converted a little:) In Germany you don't get the 76x25 Steel tube for the X-rail. I ended up buying a 45x25 and a 35x25 which is available. The carriage works as well on a 80x25 rail. The carriages for Y-axis are missing one slot for the weldin nose of the long Motorplates. I cut those two noses of. And I had to open up the cut out for the 80x25 X-rail.
    If I finish it and have a running machine I'll post a video:)
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  5. Peter Van Der Walt

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    Amazingly awesome! You just made my weekend! Cant wait to see the final result of your german engineering, improving on my sadly never completed project :)
     
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    Hello
    Noticed a dxf missing joint?

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  7. Peter Van Der Walt

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    Good catch!

    Its been so long, i dont recall, perhaps it was on my cut parts too, since those are more for alignment you could just grind off the extra tab, or fix the drawings before you send them in
     
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    Hello,
    do you have the plans to send me please?
     
  10. Peter Van Der Walt

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    Click Files and Drawings at the top of this page
     
  11. LoCo DIYer

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    Were you ever able to get this bad boy wrapped up? Would love to see your finished build and hear about your build in general.
     
  12. Peter Van Der Walt

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    Sadly no :(

     
  13. Squirrel101

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    Hi Peter, super design you have here. I'm also in ZA and want to attempt this design of yours. I have fixed the dxf file with the missing tab slots. Are there any suggestions or improvements on this design? Can you advise of local suppliers for these motors etc?
    I like this design as its simple and like you said, the vslot and extruded aluminium price is ridiculous here in ZA. I aim to do simple projects so this suits me fine. Any help will be appreciated!
     
  14. Peter Van Der Walt

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    Phew no sorry, been out of the local game since 2015, not sure who'se still around? Microrobotics, Netram, Communica, etc? Most of the belts/pulleys and stuff used on the build was just Aliexpress
    No other suggestions, as mentioned before in this thread, the guy I was building this for had a fight with his son and the son kicked him out of the business. Last I heard the unfinished machine still stood on the mezzanine floor of the son's factory :)
     
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