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Dragon Too Plasma Cutter

Discussion in 'Laser Cutters' started by Metalguru, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. Metalguru

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  2. Tracy Ranson

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    I am in the process of building a plasma cutter and I really like your concept. If you don't mind sharing your files that would be awesome!
     
  3. Metalguru

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    I'll try to get them up. I've had problems with putting up large Sketchup files on this list before, I'll see how it goes.

    MG
     
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    Seems to have worked OK. Note that this is a SketchUp 2017 file, it will require 2017 to open it. Also note that there are a lot of small parts and details missing, it's just a concept. Let me know if you find any errors.

    MG
     
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    Hello
    Really nice project , i was thinking to build somethink like this to complet my CNC plasma cutting table for smaller cuts .
    I will start this project next week and let you now the progress of the project .
     
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    Nice idea @Metalguru this is going to be really cool to see in action.
     
  7. Metalguru

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    Yeah, post the build on the builds page so we can see how it turns out!

    MG
     
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    Construction has begun ... if i have some time in the afternoon i will post some pictures . :):):)

    I was thinking of putting a floating head for the torch support, but I will instead use an inductive sensor. (

    to reduce the weight at the end of the arm )
     
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    DRAGON2.jpg DRAGON2PLASMA.jpg

    Aluminium plates were cut with my other plasma cutting table .
    Cutting aluminium with plasma work fine but the results are not as good as with steel .

    To be continued ...
     
    #9 mytechno3d, Apr 25, 2017 at 4:55 PM
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  10. Metalguru

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    I like those custom side plates. Going to be a bit difficult to adjust your eccentrics, no?

    Can't wait to see it in action...
     
  11. mytechno3d

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    Adjust the eccentrics is not a problem because the 2 custom plates are mount after the adjustement of the 2 carriers of the Y axis .
    But if something go wrong or move , effectively , you will have to remove the 2 custom plates to re-adjust the eccentrics .

    I just started a new post on the builds page .
    Dragon too Plasma cutter Mods (MetalGuru idea)
     
  12. Giarc

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    Put a cutter at each end and you can cut two identical parts at once. :thumbsup: It would help balance it, too.
     

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