Hello, been on here for a few months now, first post.
Having some issues getting good cuts on some flanges I’m attempting to make. Before burning up more expensive material I figured I’d see if I could get some input from anyone with more experience.
Haven’t found anyone’s cut settings or a cut chart with this material yet, but did find a thread of someone cutting same material that looked much better.
I’m cutting 3/8 304 stainless steel on a crossfire pro with the RW45.
Brand new techmo consumables (oe for my torch)
Latest version of crossfire
Best results I’ve gotten were with the following cut settings
315mm/min cut speed
2.5mm lead in radius
60 degree lead in
2.5mm lead in and out distance
1.4 sec pierce delay
.063 cut height
.15 pierce height
Cutting at 40 amps
I’ve tried cutting at 45 and slowing down feed rate messes with pierce delay a little as well. Lead ins looked good on my test material (1/8” mild steel)
The cuts seem to slant in or out quite dramatically, not shown well in picture. I know it will happen with plasma and this is better cut on a water jet but I’ve seen better results than I’m getting so I think there’s room for improvement
Any input is greatly appreciated!