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JCmj
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New to plasma cutting

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Hi folks, I purchased a new cnc- plasma cutter last year, have had some difficulties getting it online and operational, but i am away with it now hopefully. I am a 2 man band, small fabrication shop in Townsville QLD Australia. My main income stream is structural steel fabrication for domestic commercial and rural areas.
I am trying to set up a spread sheet in excel for material take off and estimating the cost of plate production. Is there anything out there available for this.
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Re: New to plasma cutting

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Welcome aboard, many of your country men are members here, and help to get you going can be had from others too. What brand of table did you buy and what software are you using. If you use the search function in the upper right you can have a look around. There is a spread sheet that has been posted here with member contributing info about it too. Feel free to ask questions.
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Re: New to plasma cutting

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Thanks for the reply, I have purchased a surefire CNC XT30 (3m x 1.5m) table with the Hypertherm Powermax 125. The cutting software is supposed to be Sure control Pro, but I have something similar NX-Plasma 5, had issues with the Sure CONTROL pro download which is still being looked at.
I do my own drawings with Turbocad 2020. Any big projects I sub -contract the drawing out to another company who uses Tekla.
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