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New toy

Postby acourtjester » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:06 pm

New toy for my table DIY Pipe/tubing cutter first test. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz7nVt1EvX0
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Re: New toy

Postby Greolt » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:43 pm

That's great.......but.

Take two steps backwards. We have all seen a pen writing on paper. Not all that exciting. :)

Much more interested in the mechanics of what is making that happen.

Not a criticism. Very interested in what you have done.

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Re: New toy

Postby SeanP » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:48 pm

You have been busy there, it looks good to go!
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Re: New toy

Postby acourtjester » Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:08 pm

This is primitive but works fine. I drew up DXF for a simple 3 jaw chuck and used concentric studs for the bearings on the spindle. A nema 23 about 570 oz for drive and hooked to the controller for the X axis. It will need to be recalibrated for each size tube/pipe but simple to do. I have about $100. in it I may cut something in the morning. I think tea-lights made for thin wall tube would look great I used a section of 3.5” EMT for the test.
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Re: New toy

Postby Greolt » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:51 pm

Thanks for the pics.

Looks like the rotary axis is atached to the side of the table.

Have you extended the gantry so that the carriage/z axis reaches out the side?

How did you get the carriage to run past the gantry support?

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Re: New toy

Postby acourtjester » Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:05 am

When I built the table it had a parking area for the torch that is about 12" so the table is a 4X4 (water table size) but is about 5' for the X axis.
With the rotary assembly on the table I still can cut any where on the water table. My home/limit switches are still at the end of travel and outside of the rotary assembly end.
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Re: New toy

Postby Greolt » Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:10 pm

OK I get it.

The rotary axis is at what I might call, the end of the table, rather than the side.

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Re: New toy

Postby poppopsworkshop » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:28 pm

Very nice ! hopefully in a year I can pick your brain and make one myself. I want to make totem poles out of copper.

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Re: New toy

Postby Simko » Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:45 am

Very cool... Once I get my table functioning, a tubing cutter is going to be first on the list. Following this topic 8-)
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Re: New toy

Postby acourtjester » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:03 am

Happy to help when the time comes :)
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Re: New toy

Postby KIDTech » Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:55 pm

I need more videos of this thing in action, I will live vicariously through you until I can get one built or bought.
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Re: New toy

Postby _Ogre » Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:59 pm

nice diy tube cutter
if interested... google longworth chuck plans, you may be able to use a modified version of one :mrgreen:
if your using mach3 there is a rotary version that calibrates to the tube size automatically
or if your using autocad you could scale one axis instead of recalibrating for each diameter
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Re: New toy

Postby acourtjester » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:10 pm

Thanks _Ogre interesting concept to bad I did not know about the before I made mine.
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Re: New toy

Postby acourtjester » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:15 pm

First cut today here is the video of it. Forgot to use inside offset so the pierce is visible on some letters in the still pictures.
3.5" EMT tube 0.080" thick 170 IPM 43 amps fine tip feather touch (CandCNC) Hypertherm PM65 :D
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Re: New toy

Postby steel 35 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:23 am

_Ogre wrote:If your using mach3 there is a rotary version that calibrates to the tube size automatically

Pipe wizard?
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Re: New toy

Postby _Ogre » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:29 am

steel 35 wrote:Pipe wizard?

i believe the mach3 rotary plasma that i use has become pipe wizard
pipe wizard has only been out a few mths, my table is a little older
our screen capture looks similar to this but without the pipe wizard text

my understanding is pipe wizard can be used as a stand alone tube cope program
i convert dxf files in sheetcam with a rotary post processor

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Re: New toy

Postby steel 35 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:58 pm

Thank's Ogre I tried using the pipe wizard / rotary programs; Everything worked flawless but the torch, would not fire :evil:
Went with the sheetcam rotary processor and used the normal Eithercut program and it did.
I have only used it for 1 Cope program it worked very well 40 times.

Will try someday to cut something that goes more then one direction and see what the backlash does with this set up.
I have No Idea how to compensate for it anyone have any experience with that?
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Re: New toy

Postby _Ogre » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:03 pm

acourtjester wrote:3.5" EMT tube 0.080" thick

i noticed your using emt tube which is galvanized and gives off nasty poisonous fumes
if you have a good exhaust fan it may not be an issue
or you could go with exhaust tube, it's available up to 6''

if the slag on the inside is a problem for you...
we do mostly exhaust copes and holes in 2.5'' and 3'' stainless tube
the slag build up on the inside of the tube was unacceptable and made for bad slip joints
i setup an aquarium pump on one of the 120 volt outputs to run water from the table inside the tube
slag on the inside of the tube has been virtually eliminated
i add a m08 command in the g-code to turn the ''coolant'' pump on

you can see the water flowing before the torch starts in this video
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Re: New toy

Postby acourtjester » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:26 pm

I agree about galvanized it was just what was handy I had plenty of ventilation when I cut it. I was not manning the camera for the video :lol:
I also have a tube for the spindle so I could run water through it too just did not have it set up yet.
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Re: New toy

Postby conradestrada » Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:55 pm

Bad Ass!

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Re: New toy

Postby Nacs Fab » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:27 pm

That is very Cool! Hey, Why is your motors noisy like that? Mine have some noise, but that z is real loud!
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Re: New toy

Postby acourtjester » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:56 am

I think the camera mike was very close to the Z motor!
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Re: New toy

Postby Steambike » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:04 am

Looks awesome, thats going to be my next project for my table too, i made provisions in the build for the extra axis, drive, motor, psu etc, but hadn't even started to figure out how to do it yet, acourtjester to the rescue again........thanks Tom, there may very well be questions!

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Re: New toy

Postby acourtjester » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:30 pm

Happy to help
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