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by SeanP
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: Just playing
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Just playing

Good thinking there, like the shadows. It's tricky enough getting cuts centered sometimes on likes of box, especially for those with a keen eye :lol: I've been finding it easier placing the centre of the drawing on zero, zero in sheetcam and then same in mach lining up with a centre mark on the part.
by SeanP
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: What can I expect from DIY plasma?
Replies: 13
Views: 303

Re: What can I expect from DIY plasma?

These are typical from my machine.
.15mm taper on 3mm & .25mm on the 6mm

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by SeanP
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: What can I expect from DIY plasma?
Replies: 13
Views: 303

Re: What can I expect from DIY plasma?

Hi Ryan. When I built my table I started out thinking a bolt together frame would be best, but soon swapped over to being fully welded apart from the rails that the linear rails bolted onto, it was easy enough keeping the main frame square but wasn't sure it would be good enough to run the linear ra...
by SeanP
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Horseplay pop up
Replies: 13
Views: 945

Re: Horseplay pop up

That's a great idea, nice work!
Thanks for the share
by SeanP
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Big Screen
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Big Screen

Never knew that, I made my own screenset to fit my monitor, tried plenty of times before to make it fit, thanks for passing it on.
by SeanP
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Hello, Newbie from England
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Hello, Newbie from England

Hi, welcome to the forum, that's a nice setup you got there!
I'm originally from Lancashire but moved over to Ireland a few years ago.
It is a fair bit to get into, but all good fun or mostly!
plenty of help out there, just ask if you get stuck.
by SeanP
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: make notch line
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: make notch line

If you have sheetcam you can do that by using the tab tool, just put bend lines on a separate layer in sheetcam.
by SeanP
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Stainless rusting...
Replies: 10
Views: 585

Re: Stainless rusting...

Also, incase anyone's interested i have found a good cut recipe:- Hypertherm PM45, 30A consumables at 30A, whatever cut speed suits your machine, 3mm perpendicular lead-in, no lead-out, add 0.5mm over-burn and a path rule to kill the torch 1mm before the end - works lovely. ;) ;) Will remember that...
by SeanP
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Overcut issue or ????
Replies: 20
Views: 925

Re: Overcut issue or ????

Ah sorry, I'm not sure about that, I'm getting left behind on the older version!
by SeanP
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Overcut issue or ????
Replies: 20
Views: 925

Re: Overcut issue or ????

If I was cutting those I would turn off thc (with the creen button) for that size, or if you wanted to set it on the next part just see what the torch volts cuts at and then match it on the preset volts. certainly turn off for holes under 30mm you don't want it on, best to set up cut rule for holes ...
by SeanP
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Overcut issue or ????
Replies: 20
Views: 925

Re: Overcut issue or ????

I must admit I do spend quite a bit of time adjusting leadin length and type, I'm not sure about saving with tools would be better or not really, one thing that is a good time saver is on the development version is a option to start at centre of holes under a preset size. I've never had much joy wit...
by SeanP
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Overcut issue or ????
Replies: 20
Views: 925

Re: Overcut issue or ????

Nice square cuts! you don't look to have much of a leadin on the round slug, might not help with that tab but would maybe get a better hole. I can only get parts of 10mm up to drop out by having a slowdown rule, ie: say 4mm from end slow to 50% (not including leadout unchecked) and then say 1mm from...
by SeanP
Wed May 31, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Double cutting?
Replies: 9
Views: 608

Re: Double cutting?

It could be that you have a duplicate part on top of the original, I have done that a few times! using multiple duplicate with the nesting tool it's easy done
by SeanP
Sun May 28, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Mach3 CNC
Topic: Mach 3 Run From Here
Replies: 45
Views: 5842

Re: Mach 3 Run From Here

Thanks Tom, copied and stored, usually get going doing the same but haven't been using stop after feed hold, will remember that for next time.
by SeanP
Thu May 18, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: Hydraulic Forge Press Project
Replies: 9
Views: 989

Re: Hydraulic Forge Press Project

Thanks for that Mike, I see perfectly now how it works, great explanation! Looking good.
by SeanP
Wed May 17, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Water wicking is a fast problem
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: Water wicking is a fast problem

Good point and we'll spotted. I used to religiously clamp to the work piece, but a few months back I saw that Jim Colt said he just clamps to the table, so that's what I started doing just attached the clamp to the table frame and it's not made any difference at all, even rusty material no problems,...
by SeanP
Mon May 15, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: Hydraulic Forge Press Project
Replies: 9
Views: 989

Re: Hydraulic Forge Press Project

Some nice cuts there oldsarge, that will be a handy press I bet, please would you give us a youtube demo once you get up & running, miss your videos!
by SeanP
Fri May 12, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Plasmaspider.com web site / bugs???
Replies: 13
Views: 767

Re: Plasmaspider.com web site / bugs???

szextreme wrote:Only problem I have on this site is I have to scroll down an entire page to see the first post/index? anyone else having this problem? quite annoying!


Use the little button as below to go to the last post.

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by SeanP
Wed May 10, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CommandCNC vs Mach3
Replies: 19
Views: 3783

Re: CommandCNC vs Mach3

I like how the air cuts out sooner between cuts compared to the powermax 45, presuming it is the 45XP.
You must be getting close to running in that XP Pete by now ;) :P
by SeanP
Sat May 06, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Kustom, 'cause...
Replies: 24
Views: 3945

Re: Kustom, 'cause...

billyeagley wrote:Sean, that is done with the patinas that Bill Worden sells, from SteelFX. Tons of videos on his page, as well. Let me know if you have any questions...thanks!


Great thanks.
by SeanP
Fri May 05, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Kustom, 'cause...
Replies: 24
Views: 3945

Re: Kustom, 'cause...

Wow you made a fine job of that! love the finish as well, how did you get the rust effect if you don't mind me asking?
by SeanP
Fri May 05, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: 1/8" aluminum diamond plate
Replies: 9
Views: 890

Re: 1/8" aluminum diamond plate

The model of THC (DTHCII or DTHCIV) will determine the response rate. The older DTHCII used the internal THC logic in MACH3 and worked for cutting flat plate with gradual warping. Because of the loop delay in MACH and to the Z axis, the average vertical motion speed under THC was in the 20 to 30IPM...
by SeanP
Mon May 01, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Mach3 CNC
Topic: Z axis "jittering" and a couple other ??'s
Replies: 15
Views: 679

Re: Z axis "jittering" and a couple other ??'s

I don't see a way of entering a minus amount to thc rate. If you enter the number then press enter it should keep that figure. I have seen that jittering you talk about, usually in thicker cuts like over 10mm, I find 29% for those works well, sometimes on thinner material less than 1mm I might go to...
by SeanP
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: table sludge disposal
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: table sludge disposal

I was on the scrap run today, 3 ton of skeletons, asked about sludge and they won't take it anymore here, need to find another outlet myself for it now!

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