I am 29 years old and live in the Netherlands. If my English is bad now you know why.
I studied Electro-mechanics in Belgium and work in a paper mill as engeneer E&I (electronics & instumentation), in my daily work I have to do with PLCs, VFDs, and (power) electronics.
, I am now building a real machine.
I would like to make a hybrid machine. so I can do some plasma cutting but can also do milling.
Because I like to weld I make my machine Completely out of steel.
My machine is 1m x 1.5m by bringing up the gantry I can cut pieces that are bigger then my milling area.
(Because I live in Europe, I work with the metric system)
I've been a busy few weeks now and am now waiting for parts.
Maybe someone can give me some advise or perhaps someone else gets inspiered.
Thanks so far
I put some pictures to make it more clearer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5zNxsqYViE]CNC Plasma 10ft. x 6ft. controlled by USBCNC Edingcnc Cutting parts 1 - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EqUb6uJGDo]CNC Plasma 10ft. x 6ft. controlled by USBCNC Edingcnc Cutting Part 2 - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m_aoWduEXI&feature=plcp]DIY CNC Quick Release Rack and Pinion system - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_FlDinltTs&feature=context-chv] DIY CNC Plasma Rack and Pinion system - YouTube
I also use Usbcnc from eding, how did you itegrated the thc into the software?
The software disigner told me there is not yet an torch up, torch down and arc ok feature like mach3.
For milling, USBCNC from edding is the best!!!
because it will be a Hybrid i'll make the milling parts first then i'll ad an plasma function on it.
On your pictures i see both (router / cutter) on the same Z axle, does it work well?
I'm thinking of making two Z's. one for cutting and one for milling.
Last edited by Dr. Arc; 05-17-2012 at 06:32 AM.
on my z axis you can see there is two motor, one on z axis and the one on the torch lifter.
on my z axis the stepper motor are hookup on my usbcnc CPU5 B while the motor on my torch lifter are hookup on stand alone THC
here is some of the picture