I have not been using fusion 360 long but my issue is with the current design is it’s not cutting all the way through my shapes. It’s stopping about 3/8" before the end, but I’m telling it to have a lead in & out. It’s piercing right on the line but leading out and I am setting an overlap. I don’t understand what’s causing it to come up short and the simulations show it doing the right cut pattern with a lead in and out. Can someone point me in the right direction to correct this issue?

Welcome to the forum!

It would help immensely if you tell use what software you ARE using. It would also help to let us know what type of machine and plasma cutter you’re using.

Then the next questions will relate to your air supply, what is it and how dry is it???

CrossFire Pro

Thermal dynamics CutMaster 58

Autodesk Fusion 360 2.0.12670

Just a air compress with a filter…

It cutting through 1/8" plate just fine, it just does not cut the complete shape and it happens on all the shapes on the sheet cut pattern.

Could you export and post your f3d file.

And you’ve managed to get your torch right working correctly for this machine?

Yes, the torch work fine.

Code:

(v1.6-af)

(Machine)

( vendor: Autodesk)

( model: CrossFire Pro)

( description: Langmuir)

G90 G94

G17

G20

H0

(2D Profile1)

G0 X1.2126 Y2.2167

G92 Z0.

G38.2 Z-5. F100.

G38.4 Z0.5 F20.

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.04 (IHS Springback + Backlash)

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.15 (Pierce Height)

M3

G4 P0.5

G0 Z0.063 (Cut Height)

H1

G1 X1.3682 Y2.3372 F60.

G3 X1.3789 Y2.4214 I-0.0367 J0.0474 F60.

G2 X0.2077 Y6.7718 I4.6171 J3.576

G1 X1.7326 Y18.1703

G2 X8.2955 Y23.1843 I5.7884 J-0.7744

G2 X13.3095 Y16.6214 I-0.7744 J-5.7884

G1 X11.7845 Y5.223

G2 X5.2217 Y0.209 I-5.7884 J0.7744

G2 X1.3591 Y2.4472 I0.7744 J5.7884

G3 X1.275 Y2.4583 I-0.0476 J-0.0365

G1 X1.1162 Y2.3368

H0

M5

G0 Z1.

G0 X14.5052 Y8.1172

G92 Z0.

G38.2 Z-5. F100.

G38.4 Z0.5 F20.

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.04 (IHS Springback + Backlash)

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.15 (Pierce Height)

M3

G4 P0.5

G0 Z0.063 (Cut Height)

H1

G1 X14.6607 Y8.2379 F60.

G3 X14.6713 Y8.322 I-0.0368 J0.0474

G2 X13.4449 Y11.9026 I4.6135 J3.5806

G1 Y18.4026

G2 X19.2849 Y24.2427 I5.84 J0.

G2 X25.1249 Y18.4026 I0. J-5.84

G1 Y11.9026

G2 X19.2849 Y6.0627 I-5.84 J0.

G2 X14.6515 Y8.3478 I0. J5.84

G3 X14.5674 Y8.3588 I-0.0476 J-0.0365

G1 X14.4087 Y8.2371

H0

M5

G0 Z1.

G0 X27.0008 Y8.1071

G92 Z0.

G38.2 Z-5. F100.

G38.4 Z0.5 F20.

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.04 (IHS Springback + Backlash)

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.15 (Pierce Height)

M3

G4 P0.5

G0 Z0.063 (Cut Height)

H1

G1 X27.1445 Y8.2416 F60.

G3 X27.1473 Y8.3264 I-0.041 J0.0438

G2 X32.369 Y20.3669 I5.2217 J4.888

G2 X32.4027 I0.0169 J-7.1526

G2 X39.5216 Y13.2144 I-0.0337 J-7.1525

G2 X32.369 Y6.0619 I-7.1525 J0.

G2 X27.1252 Y8.3502 I0. J7.1525

G3 X27.0404 Y8.3534 I-0.044 J-0.0408

G1 X26.8937 Y8.2174

H0

M5

G0 Z1.

G0 X12.0757 Y-0.0994

G92 Z0.

G38.2 Z-5. F100.

G38.4 Z0.5 F20.

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.04 (IHS Springback + Backlash)

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.15 (Pierce Height)

M3

G4 P0.5

G0 Z0.063 (Cut Height)

H1

G1 Y0.0975 F60.

G3 X12.0157 Y0.1575 I-0.06 J0.

G2 X11.9882 Y0.185 I0. J0.0275

G1 Y5.935

G2 X12.0157 Y5.9625 I0.0275 J0.

G1 X45.5157

G2 X45.5432 Y5.935 I0. J-0.0275

G1 Y0.185

G2 X45.5157 Y0.1575 I-0.0275 J0.

G1 X12.0157

G2 X11.9903 Y0.1746 I0. J0.0275

G3 X11.912 Y0.2073 I-0.0555 J-0.0228

G1 X11.7269 Y0.1315

H0

M5

G0 Z1.

G0 X36.1654 Y20.28

G92 Z0.

G38.2 Z-5. F100.

G38.4 Z0.5 F20.

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.04 (IHS Springback + Backlash)

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.15 (Pierce Height)

M3

G4 P0.5

G0 Z0.063 (Cut Height)

H1

G1 X36.3535 Y20.3382 F60.

G3 X36.3931 Y20.4132 I-0.0177 J0.0573

G1 X35.3589 Y23.7569

G2 X39.2124 Y31.0618 I5.5793 J1.7257

G2 X46.5172 Y27.2082 I1.7256 J-5.5792

G1 X47.5515 Y23.8645

G2 X43.6979 Y16.5597 I-5.5791 J-1.7257

G2 X36.3931 Y20.4132 I-1.7256 J5.5793

G1 X36.3835 Y20.4443

G3 X36.3084 Y20.4839 I-0.0573 J-0.0177

G1 X36.1174 Y20.4248

H0

M5

G0 Z1.

G0 X2.098 Y24.2157

G92 Z0.

G38.2 Z-5. F100.

G38.4 Z0.5 F20.

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.04 (IHS Springback + Backlash)

G92 Z0.

G0 Z0.15 (Pierce Height)

M3

G4 P0.5

G0 Z0.063 (Cut Height)

H1

G1 Y24.4125 F60.

G3 X2.038 Y24.4725 I-0.06 J0.

G1 X0.9089

G2 X0.8814 Y24.5 I0. J0.0275

G1 Y30.25

G2 X0.9089 Y30.2775 I0.0275 J0.

G1 X34.4089

G2 X34.4364 Y30.25 I0. J-0.0275

G1 Y24.5

G2 X34.4089 Y24.4725 I-0.0275 J0.

G1 X2.0055

G3 X1.9455 Y24.4125 I0. J-0.06

G1 Y24.2125

H0

M5

G0 Z1.

M30

(PS60)

If that’s the outside edge of the circle you’re cutting and that’s the top of the material, then it’s cutting the wrong direction for an outside cut.

Also by the look at the cut at the end your torches likely raising at the end of cut.

You are putting your material clamp directly on that sheet of aluminum you’re cutting?

To post an f3d file you would need to export it from fusion 360 then post it.

Sorry I meant to write did you get your torch height working correctly.

And your air system consists of a air compressor and a filter? What kind of filter?

Its telling me new users cannot upload files…

The material is just sit ontop the table with no clamps… 1/8 Aluminum.

5HP 120 Gallon Air Compressor with 45 CFM, 1 Micron filter

Do all of the cuts in that file do this, or just the first loop?

Some Thermal Dynamics machines require a much longer pierce delay for the first pierce.

That picture looks like it did not fire the torch until it was well into the cut loop.

Clamp to the material. Clamping to the table is unreliable.

A few more post you will be able.\ to.

How are you dealing with water vapor?

To short of pierce delay time really would explain the no lead-in but a lead out… I am trying that today…

Thank you…

Sheetcam has a Thermal Dynamics specific post processor that adds the additional pierce delay to the first pierce.

With Fusion, you will have to open your G-code in Notepad and edit the first pierce. The first G4 P0.5 should be changed to G4 P1.5. That should be enough additional delay, but you may need to add more.

is this the beginning or the end of your cut?

if its the end you may also be cutting the wrong direction.

That is suppose to be the start of the cut, but there is no lead-in… So that’s why now, I think I have too short of pierce delay time in the program… Will try 1.5s this afternoon, when i have some free time…