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  • PlazmaCam

    Does anyone know about these machines. www.plasmacam.com If so how much are they.
    "Custom Fabricator"
    Dynasty DX 200
    251 Millermatic
    Hornell Speedglass

  • #2
    ????

    Do you mean
    www.plasmacam.com

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    • #3
      Oops,ya thats what i mean
      "Custom Fabricator"
      Dynasty DX 200
      251 Millermatic
      Hornell Speedglass

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      • #4
        Ask Andy?

        Andy had his up for sale at one time............
        I'll keep mine.
        You get out of it what you put in...........IMO
        10 grand by the time you get it to you, PC, plasma cutter and other stuff you will need.
        Expensive toy if that is what you are looking for.
        Watch Ebay, they come up every so often at far less.
        sstec

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        • #5
          I still have mine. Started using it again a bit but the job it was intended for dried up.
          I'd consider selling with the plasma, driers and downdraft exhaust system or any combo. Also have a huge multi-gas plasma cutter for doing Stainless too. Makes it look like glass.

          Drop a line if interested.

          [email protected]

          Andy

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          • #6
            I have worked on one(plasma part) it looked like a good machine. The guy showed me the CAD software for it, it looked really user friendly. Just remember the table is only as good as the plasma cutter you have on it. So put a good Miller on it
            Service Tech
            McCullough Electric Atlanta GA

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            • #7
              Originally posted by sstec
              Andy had his up for sale at one time............
              I'll keep mine.
              You get out of it what you put in...........IMO
              10 grand by the time you get it to you, PC, plasma cutter and other stuff you will need.
              Expensive toy if that is what you are looking for.
              Watch Ebay, they come up every so often at far less.
              sstec
              that's pretty cheap it you consider its potential in light industrial applications.
              hre

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              • #8
                Quick question, I asked a person a while ago about why he was selling his PlasmaCAM, and his reply to me was: "I'm selling it because i didn't like all the secondary work that was needed to make a quality part since i have lasers and waterjets the edges off those machines don't require any other operations so we didn't really use the machine any because of the extra work the parts required."

                Huh, that doesn't bode too well, I thought I heard that Plasma was All That, as good as water jet, etc. Anyone have some real world experience on this one? I am considering buying one, but if there's that much rework, compared to other options out there, maybe I'll have to re-consider and think some more on this type of product. Not sure if it makes any diff that he was using a Hypertherm Powermax 600 plasma cutter, how that one compares to others out there, and if it makes a difference in quality (or lack thereof) in his cuts, which lead to him not to use it any longer. Thoughs anyone?

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                • #9
                  I think a properly set up Plasma cnc, will give you a great product or cut, but they will not give you laser quality. There is one on ebay now.
                  http://cgi.ebay.com/CNC-PLASMA-PLASM...QQcmdZViewItem
                  Pete

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                  • #10
                    So, would the consensus be that in terms of cut quality, it would go best to least best Laser, Waterjet, then Plasma? (then hacksaw, hammer & chisel, and finally teeth & bare hands)?

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                    • #11
                      Plasma quality cuts on a plasmacam

                      Here is what I have learned in my 4 plus years of owning a plasma cutter and 3 plus years with my Plasmacam table.
                      Plasma cutting will never be laser or water jet in terms of production, repeated quality.
                      Laser and water jet will never be a cheap as plasma, at least not in the near future.

                      Plasma cutting with a Plasmacam DHC can be very accurate and have very little secondary work.
                      You must have “ALL” parameters setup correctly.
                      Amps
                      Cut height
                      Cut speed
                      Pierce time
                      CDA, most overlooked & under rated!
                      New consumables
                      Proper cut path parameters set up with your programming.

                      This is a learning process that does not come over night.
                      If you are going to cut the same program over and over using the same material, this will help. If you cut Aluminum, brass, copper, steel and or stainless in different thickness. Then your parameters will change greatly between them all.

                      Pick your plasma cutter, which ever one you want, “it“ will not do “all”.
                      Larger amped machines cut the thick stuff with ease but lack if you want fine detail on thin material.
                      That is why I have a 375 and a 2050 each does its job well and they both are CNC compatible.
                      Plasmacam’s are great I would not buy any other brand, just don’t be fooled by the videos on how easy files are created and converted, unless all you are going to do is silhouettes.
                      I will post a few pics of stuff I’ve made using my Plasmacam.
                      Just my 2 cents.
                      sstec
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                      • #12
                        THANK YOU for a very informed, intelligent reply. I feel I better understand the limitations now, and they seem acceptable. Don't have an issue with a learning curve, good to hear that the video I will be getting will be best case scenario, which isn't real world, and that is fine. I think I might just pull the trigger on this one.

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                        • #13
                          If you don't have a issue with learning curve and if you want the very best hardware, this machine is it. (light industrlal)
                          http://www.dynamicplastic.com/

                          I would not consider any other machine unless it was a Esab/ Koike Aronson
                          or some other higher end unit.

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                          • #14
                            Scott, what makes this model so much better than the PlasmaCAM unit? Looking at their site, it appears the MSRP on them is approx the same, so one would hope they would be of the same quality? Not always an indicator, but if there's competition between products in a class, usually they try to stay competetitive with each other in terms of features, price, etc. But I digress, why do you feel this is the last step before the pro models? Thanks for you input, it's appreciated.

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                            • #15
                              sstec, are you suggesting that the smaller plasma cutters are easier to dial into the ideal amperage needed to create fine detail?
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