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1200x1200 (4'x4') plasma build

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 7:13 am
by RyanS
1200 x 1200mm table using Powermax 45XP, LinuxCNC, Mesa electronics, steppers, linear rails (HGR15 a good size? ) and rack and pinion. Magnetic break away mount and floating head.

First part : torch clamp
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Re: 1200x1200 (4'x4') plasma build

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:22 am
by acourtjester
Great start keep plugging along happy days are ahead :D

Re: 1200x1200 (4'x4') plasma build

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 6:07 am
by Rodw
Looks like a great start Ryan. It took me 3 months to build the Z axis so it won't take long from there!

If you have not bought your rails yet, I'd recommend you get 25mm ones from alibaba/aliexpress. They'll be about the same price as 15mm purchased in AU.

Re: 1200x1200 (4'x4') plasma build

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 6:51 am
by RyanS
I'm a bit hesitant to buy long expensive it in case of shipping damage. Did you use 25mm on the Z too?

Re: 1200x1200 (4'x4') plasma build

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:09 am
by Rodw
I used 1 x HGR 15 on the Z axis and a short piece of HGR15 for the floating head. If I did it again I'd use 1 x HGR25 on the Y axis (across the gantry) instead of the 2 x HGR15's I used.

These are the HGR25 rails I bought for the table but I only paid USD $350 for them landed.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2pcs-Hi ... 4c4dCMaPXD

Re: 1200x1200 (4'x4') plasma build

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 8:10 am
by RyanS
That's cheap, I'm seeing $750AUD landed

Re: 1200x1200 (4'x4') plasma build

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 8:46 am
by Rodw
Yes, they are way more expensive now than when I bought them.

I chose them over these guys who I bought my racks and pinions from becasue these were dearer.
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/179766 ... 273eSgifBX

Re: 1200x1200 (4'x4') plasma build

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 8:56 am
by Rodw
Forgot to mention those guys have their own brand of linear rail and will cut to size. These are 2.0m long
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/produc ... 4246AOMkDD