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Torchmate 2x2 CNC Plasma cutting machine

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Offline CoraC143

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Re: Torchmate 2x2 CNC Plasma cutting machine
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2010, 02:42:19 PM »
I imported the .dxf\'s created in Lamina into TorchmateCAD to assign tool paths. Then I imported that into Torchmate3, our diver software for our 2x2. Then it was ready to cut!

Below are some screen shots of the software and some final cuts.

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Re: Torchmate 2x2 CNC Plasma cutting machine
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2010, 02:51:32 PM »
Then I TIG welded it all together with my little 110V Miller.

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Re: Torchmate 2x2 CNC Plasma cutting machine
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2010, 02:54:17 PM »
I plan to make a couple for chirstmas gifts this year. I\'m also going to start a thread on Pirate, I think some people would like to see some 3D possibilities with the 2x2.

Here\'s a rendering in 3D Studio Max:


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Re: Torchmate 2x2 CNC Plasma cutting machine
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2010, 03:27:24 PM »
very cool cora!
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Re: Torchmate 2x2 CNC Plasma cutting machine
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2010, 04:06:17 PM »
+1!  Creative!

Offline CoraC143

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Re: Torchmate 2x2 CNC Plasma cutting machine
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2010, 04:49:10 PM »
Thanks!

Offline bear555

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Re: Torchmate 2x2 CNC Plasma cutting machine
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2010, 09:05:58 PM »
How did you bend it?

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Re: Torchmate 2x2 CNC Plasma cutting machine
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2010, 09:26:05 PM »
the material used for the front and sides is 20 ga. = 1/16\"

i helped manipulate it into place while she tacked it for final welding. It was definitely a two person job when welding it with the TIG. just because it it was awkward, not difficult though.
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Re: Torchmate 2x2 CNC Plasma cutting machine
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2010, 02:39:10 PM »
really neat.  I\'d seen the renderings but sans  displayed bottle.   that\'s a really inventive touch!
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Offline CoraC143

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Re: Torchmate 2x2 CNC Plasma cutting machine
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2010, 03:17:31 PM »
Thanks! I can\'t wait to see what we come up with for 3D parts.

Rhino will make complex cuts/angles easy, like the new double shear pitman arm from GenRight:

Now if only my TIG welding looked that good!

Offline bear555

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Re: Torchmate 2x2 CNC Plasma cutting machine
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2010, 07:34:41 AM »
How Much is Rhino 3D?

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Re: Torchmate 2x2 CNC Plasma cutting machine
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2010, 06:11:54 PM »
$200 with a valid student ID
$130 for Lamina - student version

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Re: Torchmate 2x2 CNC Plasma cutting machine
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2011, 07:19:03 AM »
Great work, I love the wine holder.