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by Stout
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Powermax 105 Torch in Powermax 45XP
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Powermax 105 Torch in Powermax 45XP

So I can use my PM105 torch in the PM45XP and get the marking capability I'm looking for?
by Stout
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Powermax 105 Torch in Powermax 45XP
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Powermax 105 Torch in Powermax 45XP

It's not reasonable to pull out my PM105 and install a PM45XP for daily operation. I only have one torch station on my gantry and switching torches and cables is not easy. However, if the PM105 torch will plug into the PM45XP and I can use it for marking, I'll buy one. What say you Jim Colt?
by Stout
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: need help with number font
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: need help with number font

I use this font identifier with good results.

https://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/?gc ... AqG08P8HAQ
by Stout
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Shop Lighting
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Shop Lighting

When I built my shop I installed six metal halide lowbay lights. What a pain. They have to warm up to operating temp before they really work. They shut off at randon. Don't know why. One of them turns pink every now and then. And mud dobbers are constantly building nests in them. My buddy put in the...
by Stout
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Scrap Bin
Replies: 20
Views: 858

Re: Scrap Bin

I had guessed 5,000 lbs but it was a bit more. 5,520 lbs at $0.04 a pound.
by Stout
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Scrap Bin
Replies: 20
Views: 858

Re: Scrap Bin

Anyone want to guess the weight?
by Stout
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Scrap Bin
Replies: 20
Views: 858

Re: Scrap Bin

I just load the used up sheets on the trailer. When I need to use the trailer, the scrap yard is pretty much on the way to anywhere from here. I used to stack them on the ground and then load the trailer when I had enough material to make it worthwhile. But they don't give any more for 500 lbs vs 50...
by Stout
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Best Plasma Table
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Best Plasma Table

One with a waterjet.
by Stout
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Piercing 3/8" thick plate
Replies: 32
Views: 791

Re: Piercing 3/8" thick plate

This has me curious. If you pre-pierce and then go back to cut starting at the pierce point won't the torch just start and flame out as it doesn't find any material? No, because it's just like edge starting, and will pick up the edge, and move real quickly. Holes that are plasma punched will have a...
by Stout
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Burny 10 post processor file
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Re: Burny 10 post processor file

I don't use a Burny or sheetcam but the post processor files should be modifieable in sheetcam. There really isn't that much to them so Burny support should be able to help you out.
by Stout
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Where no finger should go.
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: Where no finger should go.

Strange. My old Esab system had hi frequency start and the tech that worked on it would put the nozzle to his hand and pull the trigger to see if the hi freq would start. Not much happened, but that was how he checked for proper hi freq. I never tried it and don't regret it.
by Stout
Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Gouging / Scarfing with Hyp 65?
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Gouging / Scarfing with Hyp 65?

Please keep us all posted with the outcome. I'd be interested in viewing images of all tests with cut parameter details.
by Stout
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: German MG42
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: German MG42

That's cool. Thanks.
by Stout
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Torch Consumables Stuck
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Torch Consumables Stuck

Hypertherm factory consumables?
by Stout
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Need to Increase Kerf Width
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Need to Increase Kerf Width

Does your software/controller allow you to turn THC off for that specific cut path if you make it a slot? Or depending on how long the slot is turn THC off after it goes down one side and is ready to turn around? I agree that trying to widen the kerf with a single cut will most likely make a mess, ...
by Stout
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Need to Increase Kerf Width
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Need to Increase Kerf Width

I have a job cutting 3/16" mild steel that requires 0.125" slots. From the PM105 cut chart, I see max kerf at 0.080". Has anyone experimented with slowing the machine speed and increasing arc volts to get a wider kerf? Maybe both and increasing amperage also. The drawing shows open pr...
by Stout
Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Going to put some expanded metal on my slats
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: Going to put some expanded metal on my slats

I have very good results bridging parts by leaving a 1/16" tab on the parts so they all stay connected. Just put a bar on the bottom and connect a bunch to the bar. Easy to handle and minimum cleanup. Just break them off and finish with a flap disc. Also reduces the number of pierces.
by Stout
Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: loosing consumables to quickly in 1" plate.
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: loosing consumables to quickly in 1" plate.

My Hypertherm CAM software has a parameter to "prepierce" all the holes and then go back to actually cut the parts. I use old consumables and don't worry about them until the code brings the torch back to start the actual cutting. Works really well. Also. I made the mistake one time of usi...
by Stout
Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Do I need a Compressed Air dryer ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1271

Re: Do I need a Compressed Air dryer ?

Hypertherm support said "A regulated 85 psi air supply is required.". I have mine set to 100 psi after the first water separator right at the compressor. Then through the air dryer. There is a paper filter at the power supply, about 50 feet away, that I check about every year. No moisture ...
by Stout
Wed May 11, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Dispose of slag
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: Dispose of slag

I just checked and it is now $.04 per lb. So it's better. But not great.
by Stout
Sun May 08, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Dispose of slag
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: Dispose of slag

I find an old refrigerator or freezer. Drill a few holes in the back and throw in on the trailer. Fill it with all the table dross and take it to the recycler. It was 5500 lbs last time. They give me crap sometimes but they always take it. And hell, if they decided to not pay me, I'd give it to them...
by Stout
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Sugar Skull
Replies: 36
Views: 5115

Re: Sugar Skull

Showcase wrote:I cut one the other night and it turned out great. Came home from work and my wife had bedazzled it with Steel FX dyes.


Would you mind sharing the material and cut parameters you used? What is the size?
by Stout
Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Not cutting holes 180 degrees on stick of SS tubing.
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: Not cutting holes 180 degrees on stick of SS tubing.

Just offhand, I'd say the circumference of the mild steel and stainless tubing are not the same. Double check dimensions of the two tubes.

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