I haven’t even fired the torch yet (hypertherm 65) but i have a major upgrade planned. I’m the kind of guy that modifies everything. The parts you get on this crossfire are impressive when you consider the price. It also helped me better understand what is needed for a plasma cnc. Thanks langmuir!
My goal is to have a rotational axis to cut designs on a 18" 10g SS cylinder that I’ll build under the removable water table. I have a bunch of 8020 and plan on building a new frame.
I ordered this torch holder with a magnetic break away floating holder with break away detection, home, and contact switches. Will see if it’s too heavy for the floating x axis.
I have the ess and tmc3in1 (THC) on order direct from warp9 that I’ll use with mach4.
I’ll probably wire my e stop with a relay that powers the stepper power supply. I’m not sure if I’ll needed to upgrade the power supply yet.
I have switches for home and limits that I’ll add difficult all axis.
I got some stick on led Christmas lights so it’s very obvious when the power switch is on (i left it on a couple times)
I think I’ll be using an old computer case for the electronics enclosure.
My a axis will use a Jeep unit bearing and a 7:1 timing belt reduction with a 4xxoz/in stepper. Lots to figure out here.
Wish me luck, I’m in way over my head with 0 cnc experience!