Optical Tracing Plasma Cutting Table .....

motoxscott

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I haven't been able to find anything online so I was hoping someone here knows. Who makes plasma cutting tables that have a optical tracer? I know H&M, Camburg, Baja Shop and most others have this setup.

I already have the plasma cutter but would like to know how much new or used those tables and optical tracers go for?



Any info would be great.

-Scott
 

Mike_HKmtrsprts

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Scott I know Jason made the table but Im not sure on the cost I though it was around like 4k? but I could be wrong, for building the bomber that would be a waste just use your plasma cutter and buy a burrking thats how jason started out and his stuff alway looked good...Mike
 

motoxscott

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I can build the table, the main thing is the optical tracing unit assembly. I'd like to find one used at a low price that I can justify spending for it. It's not really just for the brown bomber buildup, more for production work that I have in mind.

If I could get one at the price it would cost me to get a burr king belt grinder/sander and disc sander I would go that route.

Most likely it's out of my price range right now, but I need an idea of what they go for. I might be able to pick one up a lot cheaper at an auction.

-Scott
 

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There's a variation you might look into. Local welder/non-race fab guy (artisan-blacksmith) has a table that is cnc. It will take in .dxf's or scanned parts. He can make a photo copy of something he wants to make more of, and his unit can use that to cut out parts. Uses an existing plasma machine.
Email if you want his contact info.
 

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have u looked into http://www.plasmacam.com or
http://www.torchmate.com

torchmate is made for the budget guy, they come w/ instructions on hoe to build your own table so you dont have to buy one. I know its not optical, but it doesnt cost much more, and it requires hardly any computer or drafting skills
 

motoxscott

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I've seen most of the sites that have CNC plasma tables. Maybe thats the best route. You can always scan something free hand and then import it in. CNC vs optical both have pro's and con's.

I think I will just keep my eye out for one at auctions and if the price is too good to pass up, then I'll go for it. In the mean time I'll just freehand cut or send out for laser cutting.

Thanks for the info guys.

-Scott
 

AZmiik

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We got an optical tracer donated by victor last year. We the rep came by to see if it all worked he said they wern't making thme anymore. I would deffently say go the CNC route. The optical stuff is very picky its not just throw a drawing on the table and go. I have been looking at the Torchmate stuff myself. Plus with the CNC anytime you need some cash you cut out some of those artsy pieces and sell them for like 200% or more markup.

Mike
 

curt

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I've been drooling about this for 2 years but haven't found the way to justify the expense. Heres some more web sites for CNC plasma stuff...
http://www.wmcplasma.com
http://www.practicalcnc.com
[urlhttp://www.plasmacam.com[/url]
[urlhttp://www.super-tech.com[/url]
It's been a while since I looked at this but I think I was the most impressed with the Plasma Cam unit because of the sotware....Maybe we can get a group buy going to get the price down........Curt
 

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if you buy one make sure parts are still available. The one at my school is always breaking down.
 
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