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  #61  
Old Fri 07 May 2010, 07:01
uncsamococlass
Just call me: MOCO #58
 
Winston-Salem
United States of America
Yes metal smoke is most certainly dust!
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  #62  
Old Fri 07 May 2010, 13:55
uncsamococlass
Just call me: MOCO #58
 
Winston-Salem
United States of America
getting closer and closer... dialing in torch height controller... getting it working
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  #63  
Old Fri 07 May 2010, 16:40
uncsamococlass
Just call me: MOCO #58
 
Winston-Salem
United States of America
Really close

Getting so close

We spent some time dialing in preset volts on the torch height controller and then some more with travel speed

We ran a bunch of circles and squares in 1/4" plate and 16 gauge

Then we were feeling adventurous and decided to cut out the school logo.

We are planning on putting mechmate logos when our teacher returns next week.
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  #64  
Old Fri 07 May 2010, 19:17
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Nicely done guys!
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  #65  
Old Fri 07 May 2010, 20:15
Conrado_Navarro
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OBREGON
Mexico
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can You post wiring, mach3 configuration?
and any other device used, diferent to Normal Mechmate?
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  #66  
Old Fri 07 May 2010, 23:15
Codered741
Just call me: Cody
 
Lancaster (Pennsylvania)
United States of America
YouTube video

Just a quick and dirty video of some of the first couple of cuts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cMzAEfQX0s

Last edited by Gerald D; Sat 08 May 2010 at 04:09.. Reason: fixed link
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  #67  
Old Fri 07 May 2010, 23:17
KenC
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Klang
Malaysia
Yes, all those oil spill are dirty .... but no sign of your video.
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  #68  
Old Fri 07 May 2010, 23:48
Johannescnc
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Hannover, DE
Germany
Video link did not work...
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  #69  
Old Sat 08 May 2010, 00:13
vishnu
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Coimbatore(TN)
India
What is the Plasma cutter & THC you are using.
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  #70  
Old Sat 08 May 2010, 03:53
isladelobos
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Canary Islands
Spain
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Youtube
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  #71  
Old Sat 08 May 2010, 05:31
MetalHead
Just call me: Mike
 
Columbiana AL
United States of America
Hey cool video -

MAKE SURE YOUR NOT BREATHING THAT DUST !!!!

That is not smoke you see floating around the room. It is vaprized metal. Nasty stuff on lungs and electronics (Thinking of all that nice old AV equipment posted earlier).

If you don't have an exhaust system , at least skirt the table with sheet metal and use a shop fan to catch smoke.

See this thread on the zone. (My Plasma Torch Setup)

http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showth...275#post338275

Start there, but a good read if you read the whole thread.
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  #72  
Old Sat 08 May 2010, 09:32
uncsamococlass
Just call me: MOCO #58
 
Winston-Salem
United States of America
all the nice electronics are closed up. we are only testing in this space. we are moving it to our metal shop for use. which is much better equipped for ventilatiion. still i am considering a dedicated catch and exhaust system.

thc is an mp3000 and dthc from CandCNC and arc good current transformer. gekko drives and oriental motors steppers

torch is a thernal dynamics pak 75

nice video cody
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  #73  
Old Sat 08 May 2010, 09:47
uncsamococlass
Just call me: MOCO #58
 
Winston-Salem
United States of America
the plasma lead is a 20' shielded machine torch lead
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  #74  
Old Sat 08 May 2010, 13:03
uncsamococlass
Just call me: MOCO #58
 
Winston-Salem
United States of America
i am working on getting the drawing package put together
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  #75  
Old Sun 09 May 2010, 03:20
liaoh75
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Taibao
Taiwan
Hi Cody,

I'm Jealous. You really have a nice machine. Congratulations!!
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  #76  
Old Mon 10 May 2010, 16:04
Codered741
Just call me: Cody
 
Lancaster (Pennsylvania)
United States of America
Logos, Dust, and Blue!!!

Sean arrived today, and has deemed it a success, so we logo'ed it today!

And the obligatory photos. First is logos and evidence of cutting, second is a plaque that we cut for our donor, who graciously funded our project.

And we would sincerely appreciate a serial number!

Edit: Our cutting area is 52"x52" (nominal 48x48), with dual z slides, 1 plasma, 1 router.
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  #77  
Old Mon 10 May 2010, 19:12
domino11
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Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Excellent Job! Is the second Z working yet? Would be interesting as this would be the first working dual Z setup to date I think!
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  #78  
Old Mon 10 May 2010, 21:10
MetalHead
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Columbiana AL
United States of America
Looks Awesome (took out great becuase of the cheesy rhyme)!!!! You get #58
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  #79  
Old Mon 10 May 2010, 22:55
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Fantastic!
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  #80  
Old Tue 11 May 2010, 14:15
Codered741
Just call me: Cody
 
Lancaster (Pennsylvania)
United States of America
New Video!

Just wanted to share another, more refined video that we made, showing the entire process, as well as most of the team.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSvdGoM5hTs
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  #81  
Old Tue 11 May 2010, 23:42
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Great video! That scene with the z moving straight to the camera, while the x and y motors churn, is mesmerising.

Who is the guy with the toolbelt, with hammer(s?) and test instruments??!!
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  #82  
Old Wed 12 May 2010, 03:12
Robert M
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Lac-Brome, Qc
Canada
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Nice to see all this team effort & spirit !!
Congratulation on your accomplishment.
Robert
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  #83  
Old Wed 12 May 2010, 06:27
swatkins
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Houston
United States of America
Very, Very nice machine!

Great Job guys!
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  #84  
Old Wed 12 May 2010, 06:47
Codered741
Just call me: Cody
 
Lancaster (Pennsylvania)
United States of America
Sometimes you need a bigger hammer.

The guy with the toolbelt and hammers, yes hammers, would be me.
Its usually just one, but it was just one of those days...
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  #85  
Old Wed 12 May 2010, 07:25
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
You can never have too many hammers.
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  #86  
Old Wed 12 May 2010, 07:48
uncsamococlass
Just call me: MOCO #58
 
Winston-Salem
United States of America
there are at least 14 different kinds in my toolbox... or where i have lost track of the count
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  #87  
Old Sun 16 May 2010, 18:25
bolingerbe
Just call me: Bryan #54
 
Clinton(Tennessee)
United States of America
Very nice job and a great project for students to learn on.
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  #88  
Old Sun 16 May 2010, 20:15
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Builder's Log Update

UNCSA Class and Sean,

Congratulations on completing the first Dual Plasma (TorchMate) and Router MechMate and on earning Serial # 58.

Here is the Updated Builder's Log.

Please review your entry and let me know any changes you want to make.

I'm sorry to be tardy in making your entry...I'm traveling with my family in Northern California.
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  #89  
Old Sun 16 May 2010, 20:52
Codered741
Just call me: Cody
 
Lancaster (Pennsylvania)
United States of America
Motion Control

Just one thing... The class is Motion Control, not motor control. But otherwise looks great!

-Cody
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Old Mon 17 May 2010, 08:30
jhiggins7
Just call me: John #26
 
Hebron, Ohio
United States of America
Thanks for the correction Cody. Update completed here.
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