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First job with plasma cutter

Postby nuno115 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:09 pm

This was the first real job with our plasma cutter, this job consists of 65 of these plates and 44 of half of the design on an 4x4x3/8" plate

TRACKER Nitro Plasma Cutter
Thermal Dynamics A120 Cutmaster
80A @ 42ipm
Finish:
Hot dipped Galvanized
One coat of Macropoxy 646 - http://www.paintdocs.com/webmsds/webPDF.jsp?SITEID=STORECAT&doctype=PDS&lang=E&prodno=B58W610
Two coats of Hi-Solids Polyurethane -http://www.paintdocs.com/webmsds/webPDF.jsp?SITEID=STORECAT&doctype=PDS&lang=E&prodno=B65W311

3/8" plate 4'x8' plate

1 down, 64 plates to go.



Special thanks to Justin and the team at Tracker, this is our first plasma cutter table, Justin answered over 60 questions by email and phone conversations, he always said, once you get the table ready at the shop, you will be ready to cut within an hour, he was right. The job went smooth with pause for a couple adjustments, one electrode was used on this plate. Looks like it takes about 75 minutes per plate, I will try with more power, but we are so happy with the quality at 80 amps that we mite just leave it alone.
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4x8 balustrade (3).jpg
4x8 balustrade (2).jpg
4x8 balustrade.jpg
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Re: First job with plasma cutter

Postby Mountain Home » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:33 pm

Wow, looks good, thats a lot of cutting. What are the plates being used for?

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Re: First job with plasma cutter

Postby nuno115 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:54 pm

guardrails and a screen wall with 3 plates high and 5 across (25 plates total on the wall) the 4x4 plates will also be a screen wall for gas pipes at the bldg
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plasma wall frame with 4x4x3/8" plates
plasma screen.jpg
Guard Rail and Screen wall with 4x8x3/8" plate

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Re: First job with plasma cutter

Postby AIRFLOWKID » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:26 pm

nuno115,
Very nice job. What type of finish was spec'd?

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Re: First job with plasma cutter

Postby pipeliner » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:42 pm

Nuno, Very nice work, Now that is some major screen (3/8" thick), That should make some good money. Keep up the good work.

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Re: First job with plasma cutter

Postby Loyd » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:07 pm

All I can say is, if that is your 1st job, I hate to see what your 10th or 20th looks like!! That is great work!
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Re: First job with plasma cutter

Postby azfabshop » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:21 pm

What IPM are you cutting at?

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Re: First job with plasma cutter

Postby redneckgateart » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:45 pm

azfabshop wrote:What IPM are you cutting at?


From his first post....

TRACKER Nitro Plasma Cutter
Thermal Dynamics A120 Cutmaster
80A @ 42ipm

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Re: First job with plasma cutter

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Re: First job with plasma cutter

Postby nuno115 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:55 am

Loyd wrote:All I can say is, if that is your 1st job, I hate to see what your 10th or 20th looks like!! That is great work!
Loyd


We did some tests before cutting this, we cuted some bicycles, and some other artistic files that we downloaded from this forum, all for testing proposes (our friends were quite happy with the free pieces we gave them).

The most important thing from this experience was the technical support from Tracker, they also helped us with getting this file ready to cut, I supplied them with our cad drawing, and they got it ready for us to cut with lead ins. We already design some jobs from our cad software to the machine without a problem, the tracker software "command n' Cut" is so simple any one can use it. on thing I love about it, besides it's simplicity is the TILE PLOT option, I always save the drawings as a one piece and then I tile the plot according to how many pieces I can fit inside of the plate.


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