Archive for October, 2010

Plasma Table | Gear Box

by on Saturday, October 30th, 2010

I found a great deal on some material the other day to make most of the gearbox and z axis components out of for this project. I changed my design last week to reflect the size of material I found. I picked it up yesterday and started machining the parts. For the gear box I am making the front and rear pieces from 1” think aluminum. It may be a little over kill but it was a really great price. I paid scrap price for these pieces. Spent about one hundred bucks and have more than enough to complete this project with some to spare. I forgot my camera last night to take some pictures of making them but I will get them this next week.


So far I only have the gear box pieces machined on to sides and will be working on the length and the holes this next week with pictures I promise.

Plasma Build | Design

by on Thursday, October 28th, 2010

This build has undergone quite a bit of research and design changes since its first inception.

Keep in mind when looking at these pictures that the design might change.


For the movement of the gantry I am going to build a gear reduction to give the steppers a bit more of a fine adjustment.


Plasma Table build

by on Monday, October 25th, 2010

I have been doing a bunch of research the past few days with building a custom CNC plasma table. So far I know I need at least a few basic things.


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