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cnc, CNC Plasma Iteration 1, plasma cutter -

Cool, now there is a table, some carriages, a couple motors and a motor controller. Next is a gantry! In case you are unaware, the gantry is the main component to a CNC machine. It is the support that spans the X axis, in which all motors and axes are located. A gantry is typically what a CNC kit consists of. Our gantry consists of 2″x2″ 11ga square tubing.  As you can see, it is very smooth!   Alright, so we have an X and Y axis, now that the gantry is installed, as well as the X axis carriage....

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cnc, CNC Plasma Iteration 1, plasma cutter -

Well, let’s start off with a little background on the topic. CNC plasma cutters… Only the rich guys have one, or someone with a successful shop, right? That wasn’t good enough for us. Tegan and I knew we could find a use for one of these awesome machines. What? We didn’t know. We would figure it out. I looked and researched far and wide for a solution to our desire to own one of these machines. There are tons of options – purchase a pre-made unit, a kit, scratch build, or any combination of those three. I have seen some...

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