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ArcLight Dynamics General Questions & Info

Post by Arclight Dynamics Tech » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:46 pm

Hello all current and future ArcLight customers, this is a spot for all general questions and information relating to your ArcLight CNC system. There's no such thing as a dumb question, so ask away!

What is something you'd like to learn more about?

What is something that is difficult to understand?

What's your favorite part about your ArcLight table?

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Re: ArcLight Dynamics General Questions & Info

Post by ApexMW » Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:30 pm

Will the pipe cutter add-on allow you to cut angle and square tube? or only round tube/pipe?

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Re: ArcLight Dynamics General Questions & Info

Post by adbuch » Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:32 am

From what I can tell from their video, this is for round tube/pipe only. I have the same setup with my Plasmacam pipe cutter. It will move in the X and Z direction, but Y is translated to rotation - so in general this setup is intended for round pipe only. Here is a video of mine in action.
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Re: ArcLight Dynamics General Questions & Info

Post by Rodw » Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:32 am

A good THC should allow square tube processing if the Z axis has the velocity and acceleration to cope with the height changes.

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Re: ArcLight Dynamics General Questions & Info

Post by adbuch » Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:50 am

This is really only practical with either a 4 axis machine or 3 axis plus rotary indexer. Here is an example of the latter.
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Re: ArcLight Dynamics General Questions & Info

Post by Arclight Dynamics Tech » Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:55 pm

The pipe cutter attachment uses a belt to turn the pipe, so it will only do round pipe. Having a 3/4 jaw chuck would allow for complex shape rotation but they also cost quite a bit more.

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