Well I had posted a thread about making a CNC plasma cutter before the forum went cablooie so I thought I would re-start a dedicated thread for Plasma CNC.
So I have a metal table CNC router that I built a few years back and has a cutting dimension of approx 25" x 49" tops and that is pushing the limit switches doing that big of a cut, And I use 3 pieces of .750 MDF for a spoilboard that is just laying in the framework so I am going to be getting a plasma cutter when the next shipment comes in and going with the Power Plasma 50 because it does not have the HF start so I can hopefully eliminate any type of HF interference with my servo controllers.
Has anyone else experimented with building a CNC plasma?
I am concidering building a dedicated Plasma so I dont have to re-set the machines from metal to wood between processes.
SO I am open to any and all info that is out there if people are working with them.
So far My set-up is 3 gecko 320 servo controllers and a 72 volt DC non regulated power supply,, and I am running it with a smoothstepper USB control .
Software is BobCad with Mach3 control software.
I think I have pictures of the frame when I built it somewhere and it was back when I was using a Hobart Handler , now have the 250EX. That is another reason to re-build a frame as well.. Get to TIG the new one..
Aso I did not find a good picture of the router so All I could find was a picture that I sent in for a garage re-do contest they had at a garage cabinet place(didnt win) and a picture from our camera at the hunting area of a pig I need to kill