I posted this in the Hypertherm sub-forum, but it's been days, and I've only gotten a few thread views, so I thought I'd re-post the question here in the hope the higher traffic forum will yield an answer sooner. I apologize for the redundancy.
Alright, here's my deal.
I have a DynaTorch 5x10 machine with a Hypertherm Powermax 1250 G3 and the T80M machine torch. Initial height is set using Dynatorch's ohmic sensing geehaw, and cutting height is set via arc voltage.
I cut a lot of 11 ga mild steel using the finecut consumables, and I'm happy with what I'm getting there in both definition of the geometry and angularity of the cut (the level of dross is acceptable as well).
However, I'm working on a new product line that will require the extensive use of 3/16" sheet (still mild steel, 1010 HR to be exact), and I would very much like to continue being able to use the finecut nozzles.
I need the reliable edge condition and definition of geometry that I get from the finecuts, but I need to use the thicker material.
Is it possible to cut 3/16" mild steel with the finecut consumables?
If it is possible, could you guys spot me some info on cutting data?
A jumping off point to tune from would be most helpful.
An answer from Jim Colt would likely make my week.
Thanks for your time guys.
Ryan Shanks - Logic Industries LLC