Heavy Mill to Plasma Conversion

aussiemike

aussiemike
I m about to build an Avid Pro using a G3. This will obsolete my Heavy Mill with G2. Instead of trying to sell it, I thought I d convert it to plasma using my little plasma torch. Has anyone done a similar conversion?
 

Ross

Ross
Hi Mike, If it looks like this type it will be ok.

Just need to do covers for the Y axis, cause i think it will gum up very quick if you don't.

Bellows or roller covers should do. The other thing will be stainless for the tray 150mm sides for water splash.

I will probable rip my steel tray out in a year and change out to stainless, starting to look like the Titanic for rust now.

Cheers Ross.
 

aussiemike

aussiemike
Thanks, Ross,

I figured I d have to cover everything. I ll remove t track base to make space for the water tray. Stainless steel sounds like a good idea. It s a secondary project, so will be a while. I m excited to get started on the Avid, should arrive next week.

Mike
 

Ross

Ross
Hi Mike, I think just put the tray on the top just like "JD Squared" have theirs.

Found this video and think you could get some good ideas form it, when you get around to your build!


Cheers Ross.
 

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kelvinjude

kelvinjude
I particularly like your torch mount. Did you print that yourself, or is it an off-the-shelf item? What machine torch are you using? You seem to have yours working well with the HF start. Other than turning off the limit switches and adding the ferrites and shielded box for the controller, have you taken any other precautions, and have you had any other noise/EMI related problems?
 
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