I recently took delivery of a Crossfire XR although I have not begun assembling it yet. I have never been around a CNC plasma, only watched video’s so far…lol!
I have been a machinist since high school. CNC machinist/programmer since 1990 and a shop owner since 1995 manufacturing aircraft parts. I have CNC routers, lathes and mills. This will be a home hobby machine.
Since I already own and know Siemen’s NX, I will be programming with it. Incredibly, although I have used it for programming a full 5 axis milling machine, there are no built in tools or operations specific to a CNC plasma. Oh well, I can make my own operations and tools. I’ll more than likely have to develop a POST for it also, not sure if I can find one to modify. Should be a fun project.
One thing I did find was a 5 page cheat sheet from Langmuir Systems for the G codes and M codes. Most look pretty standard although re-purposed somewhat for plasma. I linked it below. Should be good enough to get it working. I’ve developed the POST’s for all my equipment but any tips would be appreciated.