CNC Plasma

  1. Gizmo.Y Member

    Messages:
    832
    Skegness
    Morning folks, i'm currently looking into getting a small CNC plasma table for the shop. Im waiting too long now for simple small profiles from 3mm mild steel that are holding up production, sometimes for more than 2 weeks on a simple 30x30 profile...

    I use mainly 3mm Mild Steel brackets, along with some 5/6mm Mild and some 10mm Mild and Stainless exhaust flanges (Including head flanges)

    I've been eyeing machines from Xtreme Plasma, formally machines offered though RTECH (https://xtremeplasma.ecwid.com/)

    Their 4x2 Bed ticks all the boxes when it comes to available space in the shop and the hole i intend to stick it. Their 4x4 Bed is nice...But its just slightly too big and will make the space very cramped and uncomfortable.

    I have a 3D printer i used to print lots of tooling, so i'm used to having to fiddle around with it every 100 hours or so.

    I'm torn between getting a CNC plasma Bed or another 2 post lift....But im sure i can keep the plasma cutter very busy...

    Does anyone have any experience with these machines?

    I'd prefer a water jet table, but unable to find pricing/ sizes for a 4x2 or 4x4 table (if they exist) Let alone in my pricing range.
     
  2. Bladevane

    Bladevane Member

    Messages:
    490
    Location:
    Harwell, Oxon
    Rob from Xtreme is your guy. Very helpful and enthusiastic.
     
    slim_boy_fat likes this.
  3. xtreme engineering

    xtreme engineering Forum Supporter

    Messages:
    7
    Location:
    gloucester
    4x2 can be upgraded at any time to a 4x4
     
    julianthegypsy likes this.
  4. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

    Messages:
    5,782
    Location:
    Essex
    You won’t have much change from 100k for a water jet.
     
  5. Ali

    Ali Member

    Messages:
    255
    Location:
    Cheshire
    You could buy a ‘Wazer’, but good luck getting it. I’ve had one on back order at work for 2 years.
     
  6. DTS Member

    Messages:
    165
    Location:
    Rugby
    Had a swift-cut Swifty. Was a great machine and I had a Hypertherm XP45 on it and later a GYS 70a cutter. Both worked well..

    Might be a bit small for you though at 610x610.
     
Advertisements