CNC Rotary Plasma Experiments

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msimpson
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CNC Rotary Plasma Experiments

Post by msimpson » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:59 pm

I decided to do some experiments with my rotary drive and my plasma CNC.


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Re: CNC Rotary Plasma Experiments

Post by mbonadio » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:10 am

Wow, that is so awesome, you've been busy it seems. Just so I understand this correctly, did you switch the Y axis to the Harmonic drive and disconnect the A axis? And there was nothing special done to the GCode?

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Michael

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Re: CNC Rotary Plasma Experiments

Post by msimpson » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:01 pm

Yep that is what I did. All CNC machines can do that.

I did have to change some settings in mach3 to get the travel to match the circumference I needed to cut. Then all you have to do is layout what you want to carve in a rectangle that matches where you want to cut.

There are several ways to do this but this is the most direct brute force method.

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Re: CNC Rotary Plasma Experiments

Post by ggibeau » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:40 pm

And I was just about to spend $10 on a new can opener - - muhaha

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