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by exapprentice
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: CandCNC
Topic: PN200 ready for use with CommnadCNC.
Replies: 1
Views: 78

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: 228

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: 947

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: 45
Views: 1435

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: 290

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: 769

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: 296

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: 296

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: 296

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: 520

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: 324

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: 530

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: 216

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: 4
Views: 173

Re: What Post Processor - CandCNC?

“CandCNCPlasmaRev11M1” Used for the quick torch off feature ;)
by exapprentice
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Sheetcam path rules sharing
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Sheetcam path rules sharing

Hi Sean No intention of Hi-Jacking your thread, but maybe along the same lines :?: Taking into account Hypertherms latest release "PM 45 XP" and its new ability of using a RS 485 connection (which has been available on the larger machine for a while) Can people out there who have used the ...
by exapprentice
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: CandCNC
Topic: CandCNC Ethernet DTHC IV Constant Varying Issues
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Re: CandCNC Ethernet DTHC IV Constant Varying Issues

I second the post above and as said before I am really glad I went with CandCNC from day one ;)
by exapprentice
Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Hypertherm's new PM45XP
Replies: 17
Views: 822

Re: Hypertherm's new PM45XP

Hi Jim Thanks for your reply I have a T45M m/c torch and I was hoping in the short term to still be able to use it on the new 45XP machine before upgrading to a new one that benefits from all the new features. Jim any chance you could post the part number for the duramax machine torch for the new 45...
by exapprentice
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: CandCNC
Topic: CandCNC Ethernet DTHC IV Constant Varying Issues
Replies: 16
Views: 641

Re: CandCNC Ethernet DTHC IV Constant Varying Issues

Hi BioGreg777 apart from the initial set up of my machine (being a newbie and all that goes with it) I have had not been plagued with varying issues :!: issues yes, but Tom and Luke sorted me out and sent me in the right directions (mainly operator error's) :oops: Did you post any of your varying is...
by exapprentice
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Hypertherm's new PM45XP
Replies: 17
Views: 822

Hypertherm's new PM45XP

Hi all post for Jim Colt, Hopefully I originally posted these questions on the CandCNC site but thought maybe Jim is more active on plasma spider. This is a question aimed at CandCNC with Tom's reply below Hi Tom with regard to Hypertherm's latest release (PowerMax 45 XP): I intend to purchase this ...
by exapprentice
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Hunting Key Holder
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Hunting Key Holder

Nice pieces, thanks for posting
by exapprentice
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Anything to gain with machine torch?
Replies: 13
Views: 671

Re: Anything to gain with machine torch?

Hi Dennis (tnbndr) Dont say things like that :( I am really hoping the the machine torch I have will still fit/work with the 45XP :!: I have been considering the purchase of another 45 for a while as my wife keeps using the hand torch for her art work etc. So my plan was to now go for the new 45XP a...
by exapprentice
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Mach3 CNC
Topic: MACH 3 Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: MACH 3 Questions

Hi edclayton1 Hope this helps, this is the explination I got from Tom @ CandCNC on how to use set next line 8-) Note the line number you stopped on in the G-code E-stopping can lose the absolute position so you need to re-reference your XY and Z to TABLE zero. You job reference point is only as accu...
by exapprentice
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: new hypertherm in Sept on the way from a email??
Replies: 38
Views: 1587

Re: new hypertherm in Sept on the way from a email??

well here you go here is the link to the Hypertherm web page with the spec and retail price :D good reading I am just so glad I have already booked a demo on my site with the supplier, just need to see what the £:$ conversion will be at the time :( Can anyone tell what the additional plug next to th...

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