I’m a new user. First time posting and new to cutting tables and cad/cam.
I purchased a Crossfire with XL with Z-axis. I’m using Inkscape and sheetcam. I’ve been learning sheetcam via the sheetcam tutorials. During tool set up in Sheetcam I noticed feed rate is preselected (75 ipm).
My question is does anyone have a rule of thumb for determining feed rate based on material thickness and Plasma Cutter output current? Or is it trial and error?
As I sit here writing this it just occurred to me that I haven’t tried using a different material thickness to see if that changes the feed rate setting in setup.
In any case, the feed rate should still corelate to the output current of the plasma cutter (20a, 30a, 40a). If the material is thick (within specs) and the current is set to 20 amp then a faster feed rate won’t allow the machine enough time to cut through. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.