View Full Version : Plasma CNC Pipe Profiler

02-08-2007, 08:02 PM
We have a job where we need to cut a special profile into >500 ea. 8" pipes.
I will keep the thread updated with our progress. We are using an MC433 stepper controller from SOC Machines (http://www.soc-machines.com/product/MotorC_Specs/MC433.html). This controller is 4-axis (unipolar only though :s) but priced at < $150CAN. The motors will be powered using a converted pc ATX power supply (http://www.wikihow.com/Convert-a-Computer-ATX-Power-Supply-to-a-Lab-Power-Supply). To keep things simple, the rig will be set up to emulate a standard x-y system, the circumference of the pipe (rotating) being the x-axis, the plasma torch head moving longitudinaly along the pipe being the y-axis. The pipe is mounted in a large chuck at one end. The plasma torch head will be mounted on a rack-and-pinion setup scavanged from an old moogie. If the torch head can't be rigged with a relay switch, the z or a-axis will be rigged to activate the trigger.

05-16-2007, 06:51 PM
How did yo make out on this project. I would like to know as I have a customer request similar to this.



07-21-2010, 12:47 AM
would love to know how you got on with this project also. I am interested in making myself one.


07-21-2010, 01:24 AM
What CAM software do you propose to use & THC?