|03-26-2013 04:11 PM|
I have had one for 10 years. I cut mostly ranch signs and entryway stuff. Will do some custom work for autos and shops from time to time. Its a sideline, so I rarely turn much down. I charged based on the dimension of the piece (total length x total width x thickness of material) plus design.
These rigs will spoil you. Also, I typically don't cut bolt holes out with the machine. Not only will it harden the edges, plasma will naturally have some deflection, so a drill is necessary to true it up. I typically will pierce a hole for the center, just so it transfers from the CAD file to the piece. Then a visit to the drill press.
|02-09-2013 10:35 AM|
Just inquiring which system you purchased and how easy it was to get set and running. Which software came wit It.
|09-05-2008 11:02 AM|
|RPM||I just got this up and running this week. So I have not really come up with a good way to price these jobs. I will probably charge by the weight of the steel used plus a per inch charge. I am not sure just yet. It is amazingly fast.|
|09-05-2008 12:51 AM|
They are a nice machine. And fast!
We have one locally at a steel yard and I have made use of it many times.
They charge by the 'inch' of cut. How does your shop do it?
My experience has been don't cut the bolt holes- drill 'em. The plasma arc hardens the edges to the point that a drill bit will have a heck of a hard time getting through.
Cost effective nonetheless.
|09-04-2008 08:13 PM|
CNC Plasma cutter
We got a new CNC Plasma cutter in the shop.