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by exapprentice
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: File Conversion Help Wanted
Topic: Sizing DFX files
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Sizing DFX files

Hi kennye If you want, have a look at the "Arclight" video's for using Solid Edge 2D software 8-) I use SE 2D and its bigger brother 3D solid modelling, in the 2D version I found the feature of being able import a file and size it to whatever you want it to be a great tool :D I think the 2...
by exapprentice
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: New member, sweet find at the auction, and a massive gantry
Replies: 141
Views: 8259

Re: New member, sweet find at the auction, and a massive gantry

Hi Steve Welcome Back Good to know all is getting under control it must be worse than juggling trying to keep everyone happy ;) looking forward to some interesting posts like you say things have moved on since you were last here :shock: Take time to catch up and I am sure we will all help when you n...
by exapprentice
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Continuity problem, Mech Torch
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Continuity problem, Mech Torch

Hi "RockFoxFab" Have you checked under your nozzle for any crud build up that might be happening during your cutting :?: that might stop the contact :( I don't understand why a hose clip should make it work any better, surely the tab is only a place to connect a crimp onto from the ohmic s...
by exapprentice
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: introduction
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: introduction

Hi Drogers

now you have jumped in and got your feet wet, welcome aboard and dry out a little :roll:
by exapprentice
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: FIRE RINGS - TIME TO SHARE
Replies: 40
Views: 14261

Re: FIRE RINGS - TIME TO SHARE

and again thank you
by exapprentice
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Fire Pit ring
Replies: 16
Views: 3121

Re: Fire Pit ring

Brilliant, nice work

Thank you
by exapprentice
Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Floating Z axis - How much down pressure ?
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Floating Z axis - How much down pressure ?

Hi Andrew I don't think there is any precise answer to your question regarding your set up :? But I would recommend just enough to lighten the load but not to much that it makes the movement sluggish or bouncy and not repeatable, you need to factor in your feed rates and acceleration when doing the ...
by exapprentice
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: What low amp/non book setting do you use for thin material?
Replies: 8
Views: 327

Re: What low amp/non book setting do you use for thin material?

Hi motoguy

I have used 30 amp consumables and the 30 amp cut charts using my PM 45 machine torch set @ 30 amps
works really well on thinner material and at slower feed rates than the std 45 amp consumables
I always use the 30 amp set up when cutting 0.9mm CR4 material ;)
by exapprentice
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: plasma Vs Pacemaker
Replies: 11
Views: 800

Re: plasma Vs Pacemaker

Hi everyone I did say in my previous post that I would say what the outcome would be :?: Well for me its all good, hopefully, after having a double heart Bypass which has all gone well the consultant decided that a pacemaker was not required So I am good to go :D after some time off I cant wait to g...
by exapprentice
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: What Post Processor - CandCNC?
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: What Post Processor - CandCNC?

The post I mentioned above
is for the Mach/ethercut version only
But I am now just starting the process of changing over to CandCNC's Linux system from my ethercut setup
by exapprentice
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: CandCNC
Topic: PN200 ready for use with CommnadCNC.
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: PN200 ready for use with CommnadCNC.

Now the PN200 is available for use on the “CommandCNC (LINUX) system” I would like to take this opportunity to say what I think of this accessory. I have been using the PN200 on my ethercut MP3500 (MACH) system since 2014 and as far as I am concerned it is a brilliant bit of kit, using just the basi...
by exapprentice
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Ideas on Cutting Stainless
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Ideas on Cutting Stainless

Hi Richard I have recently cut a 1200 x 1200 mm sign from mirror finished 2mm 304 st/steel I used book settings and 45 amp consumables with my PM45 I did remove the plastic protective layer and placed the sheet on the machine with the mirror side up I did try some test cuts to dial the numbers in wi...
by exapprentice
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those of you who have gone from Mach3 to CommandCNC
Replies: 17
Views: 1098

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

Hi motoguy I have made the jump and really looking forward to setting up the new system and finding out how good it is I have the PN200 pendant and used it all the time on my ethercut set up so being able to hook it up with the Linux is a real plus I personally would highly recommend it it's a great...
by exapprentice
Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:26 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: New Rotary Axis Build
Replies: 46
Views: 1785

Re: New Rotary Axis Build

Hi Mtw fdu

Take a look at this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2fscbLNtGU

at about 0.44 seconds in will give you some ideas ;)
by exapprentice
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:07 am
Forum: Pricing, Advertising, & Marketing Your Products Forum
Topic: Q on pricing parts that eat up a sheet w/o using it all
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Q on pricing parts that eat up a sheet w/o using it all

Hi motoguy You said it all "The "all on one sheet" method seems a bit unfair to the customer" but in business what is more unfair: Is you making a loss in your income. When you get right down to all the nuts and bolts of trying to be profitable then being fair is good but then ma...
by exapprentice
Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: cutting 1/4" plate at 65 amps vs 45 amps?
Replies: 11
Views: 817

Re: cutting 1/4" plate at 65 amps vs 45 amps?

Hi i_r_machinist Do you mean you are using the 30 amp consumable set up? The PM 45 does not have the ability to use "Fine cut" consumables, Jim Colt has posted somewhere that you will always get better quality cuts using the 45 amp consumables at book spec over using the 30 amp consumables...
by exapprentice
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Autodesk AutoCAD
Topic: cleaning DXF
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: cleaning DXF

Hi Andy

Well done, just keep going it will all come together eventually :D
what about posting a pic of your Dragon :?:

Glad I could help a little ;)

What part of Scotland
by exapprentice
Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Autodesk AutoCAD
Topic: cleaning DXF
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: cleaning DXF

Hi Andy Loaded your file into SheetCam no problem BUT The job dimensions are 12.8 x 13.2mm (that's small) I would assume originally that might have been inches not mm the eye detail is an open line But as far as to many nodes, I would not agree, seems average for a piece of art stuff I would suggest...
by exapprentice
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Autodesk AutoCAD
Topic: cleaning DXF
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: cleaning DXF

Hi Andy
Any chance you can re-post your file you are trying to clean up?
Let's see how many nodes you are talking about?
by exapprentice
Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Upgrading from pm45 to a pm85
Replies: 17
Views: 599

Re: Upgrading from pm45 to a pm85

I just wanted to say how much I love reading posts on this forum some of the banter is really a great way of getting through the day
They say laughter is the best medicine?
Well done Tom I hope Sheila does the cooking as well :lol:
by exapprentice
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Thermal Dynamics Plasma Cutters
Topic: Cutmaster a120 amperage draw
Replies: 15
Views: 356

Re: Cutmaster a120 amperage draw

Hi OTHill, Brand X & SeanP Still being new at this game (black art :? ) can I post this question in this post :?: I know that as far as manufactures are concerned speed is the goal to achieve better output, but, is there any correlation in settings going the other way?. That is slowing things do...
by exapprentice
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: (resolved) Broken Machine Torch retaining ring
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: (resolved) Broken Machine Torch retaining ring

Hi Phil Not on subject but just asking regarding your comment in the above post "Now I just don't use the DTHC IV. It's entirely too wonky with MACH3" What do you mean when you are saying its just too wonky with MACH 3 :?: Is it something that can be worked out with help or have you just g...
by exapprentice
Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plasma software with Mach3
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Plasma software with Mach3

at the beginning of my build I was told very simply that Mach is the stupid part of the chain :?:
because Mach only does what it is told to do by the clever program that is the CAM part (SheetCam)

much like computers stupid in = stupid out :lol:
by exapprentice
Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: What Post Processor - CandCNC?
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: What Post Processor - CandCNC?

“CandCNCPlasmaRev11M1” Used for the quick torch off feature ;)

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