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Edwardo
09-10-2009, 05:28 PM
I thought i would start a new thread for everyone to post pics or vids of the Dynatorch in action, to post a video i upload it to www.youtube.com , once it is in youtube right click the URL then copy and paste it to your post here in cnczone.

EDD

Edwardo
09-10-2009, 05:31 PM
Cutting 1/8th aluminium, Dynatorch, 1250 Hypertherm, 40 amp fine cut, 120ipm, 79 arc volt.

EDD

YouTube - fine details in aluminium

morvaman
09-11-2009, 01:24 PM
YouTube - MY DYNATORCH CUTTING H.V.A.C DUCTWORK.

slammedxonair
09-12-2009, 01:13 AM
Next month I should be able to clean all the extra stuff of the table since I'm making some more space with some projects.

YouTube - Illusive Design & Fabrications CNC plasma table cutting air suspension brackets part 1

YouTube - Illusive Design & Fabrications CNC plasma table cutting air suspension brackets part 2

PlasmaGuy
09-12-2009, 02:00 PM
Morvaman,

Nice video of your system! Cutting HVAC pieces on a water table would be an issue with the water and having to wipe clean, etc.

Did you build your frame or is this a DynaTorch table too?

Thanks

Tom

plain ol Bill
09-12-2009, 05:45 PM
Watching the part 2 of your videos sure shows that you need either an exaust system or a water table. LOTS of powdered dust and smoke in the air. Hope you are wearing a respirator in there.

slammedxonair
09-12-2009, 06:10 PM
yup i got my self a 3m mask the other day on sale it works great.

morvaman
09-12-2009, 10:55 PM
Tom this is not a water table and i built my table. thanks for your comments.

magma-joe
09-12-2009, 11:34 PM
You guys have some great videos! Its interesting to see other peoples tables in action. I have never done any art or Hvac cutting with my table, let alone post a video? Nice work!

slammedxonair
09-13-2009, 02:01 AM
theres a ton of cnc plasma vids on youtoube lol ill get bored and watch em sometimes haha

Edwardo
09-13-2009, 11:06 AM
Great videos guys, Morvaman what are your settings for cutting HVAC metal, Slammedxonair do you manually nest parts or use some program?

EDD

slammedxonair
09-13-2009, 01:30 PM
I have the wecim program but I usually only use it for leads. I have a habit of nesting everything manually in autocad. Why do you ask?

morvaman
09-13-2009, 01:42 PM
My settings for 26,24 and 22 guage are arc voltage 85,feed rate 200ipm and powermax 1000 set at 30amps using finecut consumables.

Edwardo
09-13-2009, 01:54 PM
Morvaman i was going to guess it was going faster than 150 ipm, it sure moves nice and smooth at that speed.

Slammedxonair, just curious how you are doing it, i manually nest parts in corel for the same effect.

EDD

RAW
09-14-2009, 12:18 AM
YouTube - Dynatorch cutting

Edwardo
09-19-2009, 10:19 PM
I messed around with my settings and i didnt work very well, i slowed down the ipm travel on the Z axis to see if it would hold a steadier height while cutting, crashed it a few times so put everything back to where it was, but not before frying a nozzle and electrode...live and learn... was busy as a 1 legged man in a a$$ kicking contest during the cut so i couldnt take a vid, but heres a pic of the finished peice... i got the file from plasmspider.com, cleaned it up and cut... i should have spent more time fixing the file up, but it turned out ok i guess....

EDD

magma-joe
09-20-2009, 12:04 AM
Nice work Edwardo. I like the aluminum finish. Do you do directional sanding to ad some effect to the finished product?

Edwardo
09-20-2009, 01:30 AM
Thanks Joe
I use a flap disc on my grinder to finish it off, i try to give it as much natural lines as possible... this type of finish is one of the things i really like about using aluminium, plus it wont rust... but i may still give it a shot of clear coat or sealer to keep the finger prints etc off.... I have a nice elk i want to do the same with, see how it turns out...

EDD

Edwardo
09-25-2009, 11:13 PM
I decided to modify my slats, its been on my to-do list for awhile...

EDD

YouTube - slat modification

PlasmaGuy
09-26-2009, 09:28 PM
Very well done!!!!

plain ol Bill
09-26-2009, 10:47 PM
I bookmarked this last video. I will likely do this with mine sometime in the future. Thanks for posting it!

morvaman
09-28-2009, 08:10 AM
nice!

suzukirmz
09-28-2009, 09:55 AM
YouTube - dynatorch staniless steel

Edwardo
09-28-2009, 11:03 AM
Suzukirmz

Nice video, im curiuos about your settings for cutting under water and the cut quality, do you get any dross on the underside of the plate? Are you using fine cut nozzles, at one point in time i was concidering to change my table over to a water table and thats when i first seen your video, it is impressive as there doesnt appear to be any smoke or fumes, from the video it looks like you have a few inches of water above the plate, does this affect the torch settings at all? Have you had any problems with your torch caused by it being submerged in water while cutting? sorry for all the questions but
your water table design interests me

EDD

WSS
09-28-2009, 05:52 PM
Suzukirmz,

I repeat what Edwardo asks. VERY interested!

WSS

suzukirmz
10-01-2009, 11:19 AM
Hi

i am using the same settings approximately. but the consumables is unshielded 40AMP (hypertherm 1650). and dross almost noting (stainless steel) i will post some pictures later. i haven't had any problems with using water table


laurits

Edwardo
10-02-2009, 04:37 PM
YouTube - 1/8th aluminium, 1250 hypertherm , Dynatorch

WSS
10-04-2009, 12:55 AM
Edwardo,
Nice work! Looks like you got the settings dialed in. Very clean. not even any scratches on the aluminum. What did you use for consumables on the torch? I just got in a bunch of 40, 60 and 80 amp shielded stuff. I am getting the bug to cut some SS and aluminum.

Post some pics of the pieces when you get em finished. Anodized would be cool. I know titanium is dangerous when it is being cut but it sure looks good with a tie dye anodize job!

WSS

Edwardo
10-04-2009, 02:16 AM
Thanks WSS

Hows it going in sunny California? I had to turn the heat on in my garage 2 days ago to take the chill off here... weather changes fast as 10 days ago we had the A/C running in the house....
I have only ever run fine cut consumables with a few trial runs of 80 amp just to crank it up and see what happens, in the vids i was using fine cut the settings are the same except for ipm, 38-39 amps @ 79-80 arc volts and the speed varies from 120-140 ipm... 120 for 1/8 steel and 140 for 1/8 alum. With the slats modified to a saw tooth pattern it basically solved the issue of alum dross on the bottom side of the sheets except where ever it happens to be touching on a cut path which isnt very often so im happy with it, only drawback with the slats like that is the sheet is more flexible when peircing, but i will deal with it until i can afford a DASH, the good out weighs the bad so far. Been cutting up a few things, i downloaded some drawings from www.plasmaspider.com and have changed them around to my liking and cut a few things out, a guy called today for a different style so i just finished off the drawing and will cut it out in the a.m. i'll post the bitmap and a pic of one already finished. So its off to Colombia Tues morning.... will be there until mid Dec i assume, we wont start drilling until the 25th Oct so it will be a long 3 weeks getting that ready:violin:... maybe i'll have time to do some sight seeing lol. Anyways i'll have internet to stay intouch so that is good...
Looking forward to seeing ur DT in action, good luck with everything.

EDD

WSS
10-04-2009, 03:23 AM
Edwardo,
The weather is almost the same here. One day I woke up and the sun was coming through the windows in a different direction. Bingo it's fall! Last week we had a couple of days over 100f. Tonight it is going down to 55f, time to get out the cold weather gear. People die down here in 55 degree weather :stickpoke

Dang, you had to confirm it is fine cut consumables. I have broke the bank with torch parts and still did not get any fine cut stuff.

What do you do with your DT when your gone? Especially in the winter, do you keep her covered? Seriously, it must feel like you just get going and then have to wrap it up with your schedule. What are winters like in Columbia? I would imagine dry and mild. Or it could get really cold and drop to 45f.

I see you got pretty good at the aluminum, was this the stuff you recently purchased? I will have to get my feet wet with mild steel and AR plate. We had dinner with a purchasing agent and his wife a couple of days ago and he was told by his boss to use us for shape cutting! Most of it is 1/2"+ AR with "small holes". I have been saturating my mind with all kinds of info regarding small holes. Jim Colt sent me a super info packed PDF on small holes. I have built a couple of tools and saved them in we-cim for trial later.

Have a safe journey, post some "location" pics if you get a chance.

WSS

Edwardo
10-04-2009, 05:11 PM
YouTube - more alum

Edwardo
08-29-2010, 08:34 PM
Been awhile, but back in the saddle now... 1/8th hot rolled, 40 amp fine cut, 79 arc volt, 120 ipm... 40 minute cycle for the sheet... cutting cottage sign parts.

EDD

YouTube- dynatorch

YouTube- Dynatorch

YouTube- dynatorch

Edwardo
01-04-2011, 12:55 PM
Hi all

Made a tractor sign for a lady just before Christmas, the tractor pattern is from one of my art disc modified into a hanging sign, 1/8 hot rolled steel...

EDD

Edwardo
01-04-2011, 12:56 PM
a few more

Edwardo
01-04-2011, 12:58 PM
thats it...
EDD

WSS
01-12-2011, 02:10 AM
Hey Edwardo, looks like you have the dust blown off and the shop plasma heated! Very nice parts. Are you home for a bit? I have played with cutting some art type stuff lately, need more free time.

WSS

Edwardo
01-12-2011, 04:31 PM
Hi Tommy

Thanks for the compliment, i had a busy year in 2010 and wasnt home much so i know how you feel spare time wise, heading back to Mexico in 4 days and 2011 looks like it will be even busier but i will keep plugging along with my DT whenever i am at home. I got into a alum boat building kick lately so i have spent alot of my off time drawing different types and parts for ( mono and multi hulls ) and sizes that i hope to use my DT to cutting parts for, i will have to index hull plates but that shouldnt be a problem, problem is finding time and space to build it so it may have to wait until i build a new shop, which comes after a reno on my house...lol.... it never ends

EDD