Be ready to smash your E-Stop… I regularly print 3D parts for many things, but there’s NO way I’d trust plastic end-plates, even at 100% infill.
I’ll be testing it out to see how it goes.
I’ll be testing them out to see how that goes. I’m turning my x carve into more of a laser engraver with my jtech 2.8. I’m in the process of building a cnc plasma/wood mill that will be more heavy duty for woods and metals.
I won’t know till I try it and worst that can happen is it breaks and I ether print new ones with different filaments or just make it out of steel/aluminum.
3d printed the torch mount for my plasma cutter. Soon to test out some cuts.
What about the heat? Pla or abs may melt with 20,000° right below it.
Are all these modifications going to be for a plasma attachment for the x carve?
good point… if it does have issues maybe cut a piece of aluminum and space it off the bottom of the mount by 1/8" to act as a heat shield???
Or… mill one from aluminum alone
This is just a test fitment for the holder but I won’t be cutting for that long and my plan is to make a water table to make the heat not be all over the place like with a table that doesn’t have one. My plasma cuts their thing stuff and doesn’t generate that much heat.
Yeah this is just a test piece to see how the fitment and how it will work and I might mess around with milling something out. I did see someone using a 3d printed holder for a plasma torch and it didn’t seem to melt or cause any problems.
I’m running a relay from the board to the trigger to my plasma cutter to control the on and off gcode made in v carve for the laser settings. A lot of the mods I’ve made for my cnc are going to be used for about everything from laser/plasma/custom mounts and testing with new ideas I might come up with.
https://youtu.be/gdp4fymmx7s Review video of Phil’s laser mount design for the jtech laser.