Rods "Spaceship" Scratch built Plasma Cutter build

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24 Sep 2019 10:53 #146053 by tommylight
Make the slats slimmer, thank me later ! :)

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24 Sep 2019 10:57 #146054 by rodw

tommylight wrote: Make the slats slimmer, thank me later ! :)


I'm lost Tommy. Lower you mean? They are only 5mm wide.

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24 Sep 2019 11:05 - 24 Sep 2019 11:08 #146056 by tommylight

rodw wrote:

tommylight wrote: Make the slats slimmer, thank me later ! :)


I'm lost Tommy. Lower you mean? They are only 5mm wide.

Yup yup, 50mm is enough, 60 would be best in your case.
As you have it, the moment the fired torch goes near the edges you end up with 1/4 of the water on the floor.
Always make it you you can submerge the material and still cut without to much splatter.
Mine are always 100 to 120mm deep, slats at 70 to 80, so i can put a 20mm plate and still cut it submerged.
If the machine is used a lot, that also causes the nozzles to last longer and piercing does not affect them as much.
Have a look at the big industrial plasma systems, they all cut submerged.
Oh, BTW, never switch off the plasma cutter after submerged cutting as the water might remain inside the nozzle and cause it to rust, just give it a moment for the air to dry it.
And 5mm thick slats are to much and will impair the cutting a lot, never more than 3mm.
Last edit: 24 Sep 2019 11:08 by tommylight. Reason: more info
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