Your cut settings look fairly close to me in 3/16" material… I’m not a F360 expert but, looking at your images show a loss of cut quality that matches where your projected toolpath image indicates feed optimization in use. What happens if you turn this off and re-process the file or adjust settings there?
The torch has slowed down so far on the corners due to feed optimization that the plasma “flame” hunts around looking for more material to chew up. If that makes sense…
Yes, the machine torch will give better results over the hand torch. The thread you referred to is mine. I have been cutting with the titanium 45 on my Pro table for 3 years and has worked great the entire time, I put the plasmadyn machine torch on it and use the Hypertherm consumables they last the longest. Your cut speed is too fast for 3/16 using titanium cutter.
Her is some pics of 1/.4 and 3/16 cuts. I will get you some cut speeds tomorrow.
will the plasmadyn machine torch minimize bevel? you’re cuts look perfect.
I just checked my collars and they are very tight and appear to not be slipping. I also went ahead and did a external regulator and set it for 75 psi at 75ipm cut speed. Im getting better
cut results now!.
i tried faster and slower speeds but dross was increased.
A few other points that may help…I agree with rat196426 that the Plasmadyn machine torch will improve your cuts greatly.and will pay for itself as the Titanium tips and electrodes are costly and not that great so you are probably going through a lot of them… . I am almost certain that you will need to increase the psi on the internal regulator (why they didn’t make it external Ill never know) but that regulator is knocking down your psi so it doesn’t matter what your external regulator is set at. When I first got my Plasmadyn PT60 it wouldn’t even fire because the air pressure was too low. Also just a personal note… I find Fusion to be cumbersome and not very intuitive to learn… I switched to Viacad 2d for $60 and it was so simple… I also prefer Sheetcam. $125… which is simple… and has great support (but they are based out of England so sometimes you have to wait 12 hours for a response) … Sheet cam has a “rules” you can create … one of the ones I found improved cut quality the most is anytime you have a hole smaller than 1/2" I have the machine slow down to 60% of the coded feed rate IPM… also have this happen leading into sharp/acute angles. it was kind of a game changer for me. I have only been at this a couple of years so I am no expert but these are things I found along the way. These are cool machines and even better once you learn some of these tricks.
as soon as I get paid this week I am going to order that torch, and I agree the titanium 45 consumables go fast and are pricey!! I removed the internal regulator and but on a external one so im good on that now. as far as cad software I am comfortable with fusion it would be hard for me to change.
I find that feed optimization does not perform well with the stock hand torch so as soon as I install my machine torch head I will update the post with my results, thank you for the help much appreciation!