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by exapprentice
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: 8 lines is all
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: 8 lines is all

Hi Les
That's worrying,
At the cost of your license for Sheetcam, I do not understand why people would pirate a copy.
After all I think your cost for a legit license is very reasonable and well worth every penny ;)
by exapprentice
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: A few Standard Wrenches Boxed end and Open end.
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: A few Standard Wrenches Boxed end and Open end.

New range of tools
Really light weight and very handy to get into those tight spaces
invisible to touch and sight :shock:
by exapprentice
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutter Project Picture Gallery
Topic: Gift Store Sign
Replies: 8
Views: 1511

Re: Gift Store Sign

Hi Dennis

Great sign,
Can I ask what thickness material you cut your sign out of :?:
It does look really good
by exapprentice
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Accurate time in sheetcam job report?
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Accurate time in sheetcam job report?

Hi Does anyone go over to the SheetCam web site? I have the same problem, originally I took the job report and took the numbers as being realistic until a few files in :shock: then realised that the times were way off in SheetCam :o Is this something that Les could look at if he was asked :?: It wou...
by exapprentice
Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CAD/CAM software help
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: CAD/CAM software help

Hi Gamelord I know exactly what you mean :( all I did was show of my new plasma cutter and what it could do and that was that :shock: The boss is now hand cutting everything from garden sculptures to personalised items for "her" customers :!: She wants to be taught how to mig weld next :? ...
by exapprentice
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CAD/CAM software help
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: CAD/CAM software help

Hi Walt just be aware that the educational version of Solidworks is time limited and not sure if they inserted any other restrictions for the student version. Believe me I have tried many ways to obtain a cost effective working version of solidworks for a while and yes at a ripe age of nearly ?? I e...
by exapprentice
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CAD/CAM software help
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: CAD/CAM software help

Hi Gamelord Interesting choice of CAD software Solidworks :o I am making the assumption that your recommendation is not based on cost :shock: or am I missing something on how to obtain a cost effective version of Solidworks :?: Based on cost I would probably recomend "Solidedge 2D" its fre...
by exapprentice
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: File Conversion Help Wanted
Topic: need help converting to dxf
Replies: 5
Views: 244

Re: need help converting to dxf

Hi hoodman_unarfmed

What a great design, absolutely brilliant wish I had those talents :?

You could make a fortune selling those :shock:
by exapprentice
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Sizing DFX files
Replies: 4
Views: 156

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: 143
Views: 8642

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: 71

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: 150

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: 14424

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: 3319

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: 165

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: 417

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: 840

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: 301

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: 178

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: 412

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: 1207

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: 1872

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: 387

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: 875

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: 396

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

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