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by rwskinner
Thu May 04, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Resizing Question - Again
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Resizing Question - Again

Lets say I have a Sheetcam job set up for a generic metal sign that I plasma cut. Let's say that sign is 24" x 24" and the job already has all the operations and hundreds of start points modified and done. Is there a way I can scale it to a different size and not loose all my operations an...
by rwskinner
Thu May 04, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: help on doing an edge start
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: help on doing an edge start

Does the pierce height stay the same or does it get set to the same as cut height since you're edge starting?
Or does it even matter?

Richard
by rwskinner
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Bending sheet metal
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: Bending sheet metal

Depending on the style of your press brake, adjustable stops would work well. Once you got the angle perfect, measure the stop and record the value. Something as simple as a coupling Nut and bolt with lock nut. My Radius brake doesn't have return springs. The Radius punch is secured to the hydraulic...
by rwskinner
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Bending sheet metal
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: Bending sheet metal

If your using a brake like one from swag, you can cut some spacers or stops to stop you in the same place all the time. After some minor adjusting, you just pump your jack down to the stops then release. That's what I do for my radius brake and I have perfect bends every time. Mine is just tubing sp...
by rwskinner
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Arclight Dynamics
Topic: Linux
Replies: 12
Views: 1015

Re: Linux

:) I guess they have to since Tom said he wouldn't sell any Mach systems after Jan 1. I still do see Mach systems on his site tho...
by rwskinner
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Abrasive & Texturing
Topic: Sand Blasting
Replies: 5
Views: 3148

Re: Sand Blasting

That is what I thought as well then I broke down and bought a Texas Blaster. Much better quality and I never fight it, it just plain works and works good. I owned several of the others and there is no comparison. It does cost more, but worth every penny. Richard If you are referring to the pressure ...
by rwskinner
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: PM65 Shield Clearance
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: PM65 Shield Clearance

That did the trick. The custom 45 amp nozzle and running 0.075" cut height and the DTHCIV in Fast Mode allowed me to cut the roller coaster at 150 IPM. I did some 3" Diameter holes that straddled that 30 Deg Feature so things happen much faster on the 3" hole than a 10" hole so i...
by rwskinner
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: PM65 Shield Clearance
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: PM65 Shield Clearance

The 220955 Deflector allowed clearance between the deflector and the work but the rounded nozzle on the finecut caused interference. I took a standard 45 amp tip and did some minor custom machine work to it. I wouldn't expect it to give me the same life but to be able to make a few of these cuts it ...
by rwskinner
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Ideas on Cutting Stainless
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Ideas on Cutting Stainless

Thanks for the tips. I will see if I can find some scrap to try on.
by rwskinner
Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Ideas on Cutting Stainless
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Ideas on Cutting Stainless

I've cut 304L 16ga stainless and it turned out very nice. Almost dross free and the black edge pretty much wiped off the top. Now, for a really crazy question. I have a customer that would like me to cut a few holes and the outline / profile in several sheets of 20 ga 304 stainless with a #8 mirror ...
by rwskinner
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: PM65 Shield Clearance
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: PM65 Shield Clearance

Thanks Jim. Sorry, I just wasn't anywhere around my Hypertherm manual when I asked the question. Thanks for recommendation.
by rwskinner
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: PM65 Shield Clearance
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: PM65 Shield Clearance

I had that 22095 deflector in my consumable kit and it looks like it will do the trick. Can I still use the fine cut nozzle of do I need to use the standard 45 amp nozzle with that deflector?
by rwskinner
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: PM65 Shield Clearance
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: PM65 Shield Clearance

I did see the HyAccess but no dimensions except for length, and the length may be too long.
Jim, on the 220955, does the nozzle protrude past the deflector? It appears that it would.
by rwskinner
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: PM65 Shield Clearance
Replies: 9
Views: 413

PM65 Shield Clearance

I'm having to cut some features out in a 14ga sheet metal part. The main feature is a 10" hole. The problem is, 90% of the sheet is flat then there is a 45 degree down hill bend in it all the way across. Think of "R" Panel used on metal buildings... This means on part of the hole the ...
by rwskinner
Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Abrasive & Texturing
Topic: Any good sand blasters?
Replies: 13
Views: 1757

Re: Any good sand blasters?

For a sandblast pot that works great and it blow the cheapies away take a look at Texas Blaster.
I bought one a few years ago and there was no comparision to the TSC or HF pots.

Richard
by rwskinner
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those of you who have gone from Mach3 to CommandCNC
Replies: 19
Views: 1446

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

I've had mine about 4 months now. I agree that in the last few months many features have been added and fine tuned and the documentation is WAY better! The entire interface is clean and uncluttered and the DTHCIV integration with the G-Code seems to be much more flexible. Good Job! I was anxious to ...
by rwskinner
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Arclight Dynamics
Topic: Linux
Replies: 12
Views: 1015

Linux

Does Arclight have any plans to have a CommandCNC version?

Richard
by rwskinner
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Powermax 65 pulsing arc and noise
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Powermax 65 pulsing arc and noise

Jim, while I have your ear. I powered my PM65 on the other day and it had a 0-99 on the display. I cycled the power and it has been fine since. It only appeared that once, and honestly, it felt like the power switch on the back wasn't "clicked" in all the way. Could that have been a fluke ...
by rwskinner
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Powermax 65 pulsing arc and noise
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Powermax 65 pulsing arc and noise

I took the DTHC IV out of the picture and it did perfect, so upon investigating, the DTHC IV control was set to Fast Acting, but the G-Code had it set to Slow Acting. The G-Code did not over-ride the setting like it should so it was jumping up and down trying to maintain the setting. Which is odd, b...
by rwskinner
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Powermax 65 pulsing arc and noise
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Powermax 65 pulsing arc and noise

Correction, I just tested it on clean 16 ga mild steel using book specs for Slow Speed Fine Cut and it did the same thing.
I can't see the DTHC bobbing any but I will turn it off and do some cuts and see if it goes away.

Richard
by rwskinner
Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Powermax 65 pulsing arc and noise
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Powermax 65 pulsing arc and noise

I've been cutting some 304L 16 ga stainless and my PM65 seems to be pulsing. I can see the arc pulsing while it's cutting and I can hear it as well. The actual cut looks good with no dross, but has a slight saw pattern about every 1/4". To describe it, its a nice straight line, but the pattern ...
by rwskinner
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: PM65 Error Code
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: PM65 Error Code

Luckily it hasn't came back but I also haven't cut too much lately.
I was hoping Jim would chime in. It's odd that it only showed up once and hasn't been back.

I guess I will keep cutting until she quits.

Richard
by rwskinner
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: PM65 Error Code
Replies: 4
Views: 347

PM65 Error Code

My fairly new (less than 6 months) Hypertherm PM65 had a code of 0-99 when I powered it on a couple days ago. I cycled the power and the code cleared and all was fine. Should I be worried? Internal System faults typically don't get better with time, but it may be very hard to diagnose unless the cod...
by rwskinner
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those of you who have gone from Mach3 to CommandCNC
Replies: 19
Views: 1446

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

I made the switch about a week ago. Tom made the statement awhile back that 70% of all new orders are for CommandCNC however I sure don't see much activity in the forums or youtube yet. A very nice, clean screen set. Very fast, no more delays. Touch off is much quicker, Holes and cuts are cleaner be...
by rwskinner
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Parking
Replies: 5
Views: 400

Re: Parking

I upgraded to 6.0.19 and still didn't see the option. Where is it located? It would be kind of cool to have custom code to be inserted before and/or after a job, kind of like you have for tool change. So if I want to Got into Exact Stop Mode I could enter that into the Start Section, or Goto X0Y0 Z2...

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