Archive for February, 2012

First Cuts

by on Sunday, February 26th, 2012

I got my New Hypertherm Powermax 65 torch this weekend and finally got it hooked up. After a minor voltage divider issue I have it working satisfactory for now. I do have some intermittent issues with vibrations in the z axis that sometimes leaves a serated edge. I believe these to be from the excessive weight of the z axis. I am in the process of figuring what can be done to resolve these issues, but I need to cut myself a tray to hold the keyboard and mouse. Here is the design I came up with.

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Plasma Update

by on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

It has been a while since I have posted on the progress of my CNC Plasma build. So I guess an update is in order.

I ordered a Powermax 65 and it should arrive sometime late this week. I have the water table and reservoir tank plumbed and ready to go, I ran a hard line for air to the plasma this last weekend and I am finishing up the last bits before the torch arrives.

I should be able to provide some HD videos at that time, since I also made a mount for my GoPro camera to shoot from atop the z-axis. Should be some interesting shots I hope. So far the video without the torch looks really good, but I guess HD should be, right?

I will have pictures and maybe video this next weekend if everything goes as planned. Stay tuned!

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