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Baker's Gas & Welding CandCNC Corel Free DXF HYPERTHERM LubeCorp Manufacturing Inc. ARTSOFT MACH3 PRECISION PLASMA LLC Steel F/X SHEETCAM COPYRIGHT 2014 DESERT FABWORKS LLC - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED- WEB DESIGN BY: DESERT WEB MARKETING LLC    -     Contact Us   - Cascade Metal Designs THE BUILD

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DO I NEED A CNC PLASMA RESEARCH COMPONENTS OF THIS BUILD COMPUTER SOFTWARE PLASMA TABLE CNC ELECTRONICS PACKAGE PLASMA TORCH

Here is where the build really begins.  I will add page descriptors as we go along so you will know what each page covers.

WHAT IS CNC PLASMA CUTTING KEY TERMS OUR FIRST CNC MACHINE WATER TABLE

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BUILD PAGE 6

*Fabrication of the water table sump system drum cart

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*Completion of the water table sump system.

*Design and testing of the table flooding and drain system.

* Start of Fabrication of the computer and plasma cutter system cart


*Fabrication of the computer cart continued

  

*Completion of the computer cart

* Mounting of cart components


*Wiring the Table -  Limit and Home switches.

*Cable management

*Table and system grounding.

*Air Supply System

*Everything is back from Powder Coating.

*Final machine assembly.

BUILD PAGE 1 BUILD PAGE 2 BUILD PAGE 3 BUILD PAGE 4 BUILD PAGE 5 BUILD PROGRESS

*Arrival of the different components

*Unpacking

*Starting to build the table

*Starting on the electronics install

*Starting to set up the  “iplasma” 4x8 table from Precision Plasma


* Finish setting up the  “iplasma” table from Precision Plasma


*Start of Fabrication of the Water pan for the table.

*Fabrication of water pan continued

*Install the slat system

*Final electronics configuration.

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*Putting the machine to work

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Tips and Tricks

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*First Cuts


*Problems with squaring the Gantry




*Progress Report & Review

New Additions as of  7-12-13


*Custom Splash Guards for Water table


*1 Year Anniversary of the Build - A look at how things are holding up


*New Tables from Precision Plasma


*Hypertherm Consumables from BakerGas.com



*New CNC Router Build Site

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