I would like to know more about this interesting project.
And even that could be done in a dedicated postprocessor, something like switching off on first rapid speed and on on first normal speed command in a sequence.
Is Path able to generate toolpaths like here? For example: corner looping, lead in for circles...herbk wrote: ↑Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:29 pmHi Mateusz,
in my mind it should work. Of course you need to set some parameters "tricky" because you don't need a stepdown but a well placed "first layer", which a mill allready needs inside the workpeace.
Use the Path "contour pathes" and create a tool with the diameter of your beam. Only the commands for switching on and off the beeam you need to insert by hand...
It is heavily based on instructions and ideas from internet.
Thanks for sharing the images.
This plasma cutter project is pretty amazing :0 keep the pictures coming!
I'm going to push back on your post. You're not giving any indication of how the lead in/out should work or how torch control is done in other applications. Just saying the current is 'not good enough' isn't really helpful. I've never run a plasma table so it's going to be hard for me to write a feature without doing a bunch of research and duplicating expertise that you already have.Hopefully the Path will be suitable for plasma soon. Until then my only option is the SheetCam.
You are right. I will do my part trying to contribute to this project. What I really want to plasma cut is the https://github.com/goscommons/Grapples (you can open the Master CAD under the 01hardware folder). I will start with the simplest part and write exactly was is going wrong. Maybe I was too scared and didn;t dig enough when I posted, my apologies.sliptonic wrote: ↑Fri May 11, 2018 2:06 pm
I'm going to push back on your post. You're not giving any indication of how the lead in/out should work or how torch control is done in other applications. Just saying the current is 'not good enough' isn't really helpful. I've never run a plasma table so it's going to be hard for me to write a feature without doing a bunch of research and duplicating expertise that you already have.
Some possible things you could do, in no particular order:
My gut tells me what's needed is some customization to the post-processor as you noted for torch control and a new dressup for plasma lead in/out.
- Draw some pictures of what the movement should look like
- Link to some relevant websites
- Describe in detail how the feature should work and the options.
- Try your hand at writing a macro that produces the right movements.
- Link to some youtube videos
- Enter a mantis feature request
- When the feature works, write the wiki page about using it
- Make a video showing it off
BTW, That's a nice looking plasma table project. Very cool.