just another plasma build and then some :)
ideally i would like to see if i can end up with a few different head heads to attach to this table for different processes. so this build will end up routing and possibly light gantry milling and then onto plasma just because the first two are low investment compared to a plasma unit.
i think once i get the table top frame work solid the gantry would do well since it's pretty solid despite being aluminum. my gantry is probably close to 200 lbs and i have the motors to handle that sort of work as well.
if light milling works well i am no longer limited to pierce thickness and can do much thicker work. i would like to do a zoned vacuum table in aluminum and have a removable water table for the plasma end when i get to it.
this is not a light weight build at all i should be well over 2,000 lbs minus the water table part of it when i get done.
if nothing else this whole thing should be entertaining at least
thefabricator03 wrote: Sure would make it easy to get a flat pack made and sent to you from China. Assembly Required!!
Did someone mention China! I'm there right now but I think a flat pack plasma might be a bit beyond my carry on luggage limit!
I'm in Shanghai for an automotive trade show. Spent the last 2 days walking and still have not got around all of the 6000 exhibitors.
machinedude wrote: that's OK. like i said i have multiple plans for different uses so i would never find a pre made kit to equal the train wreck of ideas floating about in my head so your off the hook on smuggling anything out of the country besides i doubt they have WiFi in the camps so the community here would miss you
Plus they fingerprinted and photographed every foreigner as we entered the country. Pretty amazing place.
not sure how well it will work but figured i would see if i could get it to work for something useful i had this on a T slot fame machine and got it to cut around 28 IPM with about 1/16 step over in aluminum but was not happy with the light T slot frame.i think this spindle will do better on a decent frame with some weight to it.
weight is not an issue with the mini mill head i had it going up and down the axis with a cordless drill with the clutch on the lowest setting and it work fine here with no issues there.
i have played around with epoxy granite and it is pretty amazing how much it deadens resonance. the compression strength is about the same as concrete but the material only shrinks about a .001 (imperial) and .03 mm for you metric folks cool stuff