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by WyoGreen
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Neat Video
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Neat Video

That was an interesting concept, moving the torch instead of the work. Just goes to show there's more than one way to accomplish a task.

Steve
by WyoGreen
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Torchmate Stutter when jogging to start cut
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Torchmate Stutter when jogging to start cut

Perhaps your jog speed is set too high, or your acceleration is too high? Could even be a loose setscrew on a drive gear? You might try going back thru your motor tuning.

That's all the ideas I have for now, Steve
by WyoGreen
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Mola Lizard
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Mola Lizard

Just cut this for a customer, based on a picture she gave me. It's approx. 12" x 16". I powder coated it with several different colors fading into each other, unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the finished product. Steve http://www.plasmaspider.com/images/mola-lizard.png Mola Liz...
by WyoGreen
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Bad cuts with Hypertherm 65 (Finecuts are the problem?)
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Bad cuts with Hypertherm 65 (Finecuts are the problem?)

Another thing you might watch is the up/down lights on the Mach screen. Is the up light lighting when the torch is heading up? If so, that would indicate that the controller is telling the Z to rise. If not, then something else is going on.

Steve
by WyoGreen
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: SheetCam Ethercut Question
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: SheetCam Ethercut Question

So short answer, use 2 different posts. One for the ethercut, and one for the DTHC2. You can have more than one post button in Sheetcam, so you can use one button for each post.

Steve
by WyoGreen
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Ohmic Sensor vs. Floating Head
Replies: 11
Views: 290

Re: Ohmic Sensor vs. Floating Head

I just yesterday installed the Ohmic sensor on my table. I have not yet cut with it, but will shortly. My reason for the change from the floating head was because I am cutting more thinner gauge metal now than I used to. As far as water on the plate (I use a water table), my reasoning is that the pl...
by WyoGreen
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Piercing 3/8" thick plate
Replies: 32
Views: 581

Re: Piercing 3/8" thick plate

RAD,
I think this is what Sean was talking about.

http://www.swarfega.com/workplace/products/sdo5l
by WyoGreen
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Torchmate Software
Topic: expanding table use
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: expanding table use

Bill, I use a laser to do what you want to do on my CNC router table. It's really just a matter of using the right post and turning on an Aux relay from the control program to turn on the power to the laser. I'm using a router post, and turning on the laser much as I would a router. I know nothing a...
by WyoGreen
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: 1/4" MS Cut w/ 45A Shielded - What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: 1/4" MS Cut w/ 45A Shielded - What am I doing wrong?

To me it looks like the nozzle in your consumables 1of2 picture has a notch out of the round hole. Might just be the angle of the picture, but if it does and it is new like you said, then something is not right. (no idea right now what that may be)

Steve
by WyoGreen
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Introduction and Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Introduction and Questions

Since the torch should never touch the sheet while cutting, the sheet really doesn't move around. You can clamp it to the slats if you want to hold it in place or down. There was a thread on this site within the last few days that showed some clamps people had made from vice grips. If need be I can ...
by WyoGreen
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Issues with plasma cutting, maybe grounding?
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Issues with plasma cutting, maybe grounding?

First off, the clamp cable from the plasma machine is not a ground cable. It is a work clamp, and is the return path for the plasma arc voltage. Your table should be grounded to an earth ground. There is an entire section in the CandCNC manuals on grounding. The table grounding is mostly for noise g...
by WyoGreen
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Tech Tips
Topic: Blowing Out Tips and Error Messages
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Blowing Out Tips and Error Messages

You might read thru this thread and see if any of it might apply to you.

http://www.plasmaspider.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=22113

Steve
by WyoGreen
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: Bass
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Bass

Looks like you have a pretty good handle on the dyes already!

Steve
by WyoGreen
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Bevel Issue - 3/4plate - PM85
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Bevel Issue - 3/4plate - PM85

Have you changed your consumables out to new ones? A divot in the side of the hole in the nozzle will cause a bevel in just one direction.

Steve
by WyoGreen
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: help understanding whats going on in cuts
Replies: 15
Views: 416

Re: help understanding whats going on in cuts

Hey Beefy, I think we're saying the same thing. I kinda remembered a discussion a while back, I think on drill/peck either on here or the CandCNC site, that seemed like it might fit this problem. You obviously have a much better memory than I do, thanks for saying what I meant. ;)

Steve
by WyoGreen
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: help understanding whats going on in cuts
Replies: 15
Views: 416

Re: help understanding whats going on in cuts

I think what's happening is the air is not flowing on the first pierce, there is a slight delay because of this, so the pierce is blowing a hole thru the thin metal, the hole gets bigger quicker in thin metal, causing the plasma cutter itself to shut off the arc. On the 2nd cut the air is still flow...
by WyoGreen
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Mach3 CNC
Topic: feed rate
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: feed rate

I'll take a wild stab at this. I'm going to assume you're cutting the hole first, and that you are rapiding from your 0 point to the hole. My thought is that the feed rate reduction might be missing from the rapid speed, so the hole would be cutting at the rapid rate. As I said, just a wild guess wi...
by WyoGreen
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Bevel issue made me punch my kids in the face!
Replies: 51
Views: 1443

Re: Bevel issue made me punch my kids in the face!

This has been a very interesting thread. I had completely forgotten about that O ring, and had done nothing to it for years. I have noticed a bit of a bevel on the last few parts I cut, but they were nothing critical, so I haven't taken the time to chase down the cause. So now I suppose I should do ...
by WyoGreen
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Fishing in my water table SUCKS. Thoughts?
Replies: 14
Views: 552

Re: Fishing in my water table SUCKS. Thoughts?

If I have a part small enough to fall between the slats, I use a magnet to retrieve it. No cold water, no wet hands.

Steve
by WyoGreen
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Plasma Cutting Accessories & Related Tools Forum
Topic: Air Scribe questions
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Air Scribe questions

You might try taking it apart and see if there is any packing material, etc. in it. You are running an oil lubricator on it?

Steve
by WyoGreen
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Celtic Knot
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: Celtic Knot

Nice knots, Thanks!
by WyoGreen
Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Cant't stay loged in
Replies: 58
Views: 1665

Re: Cant't stay loged in

I was unable to login after the admin change until I went into my cookies and cleared out the Plasmaspider cookie.
by WyoGreen
Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those of you who have gone from Mach3 to CommandCNC
Replies: 17
Views: 1085

Re: Those of you who have gone from Mach3 to CommandCNC

I converted a few months ago, and so far I like it. It's very fast, and the cuts are almost dross free. You no longer need any cut rules in Sheetcam, as the VAD (velocity anti-dive) in the CommandCNC works very well. I've had a setting change a couple of times, not sure yet if it was me or the syste...
by WyoGreen
Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Cant't stay loged in
Replies: 58
Views: 1665

Re: Cant't stay loged in

Hey Rick, I'm using FireFox on a Linux system, and still don't seem to be having a problem. Maybe if everyone posts what browser they are using we can narrow the problem down.

Steve

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