I am a Toyota truck lover. Retired Toyota, so… I am a regular on TacomaWorld. They have a very popular thread there called “What have you done to your Tacoma today?”. Basically, guys talking about modifications to their truck. The Kubota tractor site I frequent has almost the same thread. Again, very popular.
So, “What have you done on your CrossFire Pro today?” Come on, brag a little!
I cut a gift for my 87yr old Dad who still brags about the Indian motorcycle he had when he was 18yrs old. I got it from file share. I made quite a few changes to get it to cut on my setup.
He- @Tinwhisperer -always leaves out the part where he had to sell his soul to the devil to be able to cut like that, because there’s no way that machine settings and parts alone are gonna give those kind of results!
I had just replaced the consumables and I was watching air pressure (never dropped below 60psi). I also just added a 2nd oil trap and a silica bead dryer and have made several successful cuts since. May bump pressure up 5 lbs or so.
I ended up on the settings shown after playing around with them and cutting two other smaller versions. Problem is many of the setting combinations result in the “AM” and/or the “PM” failing to have a tool path when generated. So, I scaled the whole thing up by 10% and tried these settings.
I may try again later today and see what other combination I can come up with and get a tool path. Don’t want to waste too much metal on it, but I try to look at that as the cost of learning and keep on !
I have the Primeweld Cut60. The regulator on the front goes up to 150psi, so no need to open the box. I did go ahead and set it up to 75psi today.
Today I cut the 1st revision of a sign for my brother for his B’day. He was in the Marine Corp, so I am make a corp sign. Started with a Fileshare version and am altering it.
It didn’t turn out too well. No pic sharing required. My old nemesis the lead-in/out and approach angle got me again. May try again tomorrow but have “real job” priorities to address. I am 65/semi-retired. I still work part-time previous employer (Toyota).
No problem. I’m pretty new here, so no expectation that anybody knows my equipment or skill level. I did a lot of CAD work at Toyota, but different software and it was vehicle part design, not this type stuff.
I did have a lot of the pieces left hanging. The 4" grinder with cutting wheel got a workout but I think the piece is salvageable. I’m still going to try to improve the CAD/CAM and run another within the next few days.
I gotta get my head around when/why I need lead-ins & outs and how long and what angle they need to be. Just need more experience, I guess.
Cut #1… ish. I tried just using the hand torch to start with and didn’t feel like Jerry-rigging it, so I finally broke down and bought the machine torch. As a bonus, I got the cartridge adaptor. It functions, and that’s all the experience I have with it.
Still messing with settings in HSM. I have THC just haven’t installed it yet.