Plasma Cam Instructions

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Plasma Cam Instructions
Basic Opportunities
• Cut out a “pre-programmed” design
• Modify a pre-programmed design
• Capture a design from another
source, import, modify, and convert
it to a useable format
• Draw/design your own
design/project
Cut out a pre-programmed Design
• We have purchased several “art
disks” you may use
• Classic Collection
• Charming Favorites
• Old Frontier
• Classic Cars
• 19th Century
Tyler Williams-Roping
19th Century Art Images
Camron Sudbury-Elk Hills
Old Frontier Art Images
Modify a pre-programmed Design
• After learning basic procedures, you
can take “parts” of one design and
use them.
• You can either use them alone, or
combine them with other things to
make the design you want.
Towel Rack
Elk Hills-Isolated the Elk
Old Frontier Art Images
Toilet Paper Holder
Elk Hills-Isolated the Elk
Old Frontier Art Images
Capture a design
•From a photo
•From the internet
•From a copied item
From a Photo
A Copied Item
A Copied Item
Draw or Design
Your Own Items
Basic Information
• Uses a plasma cutter,
combined with a CNC
(Computer Numerical
Controlled) cutting machine to
cut out the desired items.
Basic Information
• Sheet metal of various
thicknesses may be used
• METAL MUST BE KEPT FLAT
AND STAY IN POSITION
Basic Information
• Exhaust system must be on
• Under the hood and on the
wall
• # 5 face shield used
• Only with teacher supervision
Basic Information
• Must allow time for the
project to cut out before class
ends
• Must clean up after use
• Never leave unattended
Basic Information
• Operates on X,Y,Z coordinates
• X=left & right
• Y=top to bottom
• Z=torch height
• 0,0 is bottom left corner of table
• Home is the top left corner
Commands
• New
• Open
• Import
• Save
• Save As
Line Colors
• Green-Selected Line
• Purple-Closed Path
• White-Open Path
• Blue-Cut Path
Commands
• Q=Circle
• G=Rectangle
• L=Line
• U=Bulge
• Ctl. Z=Undo
Commands
• M=Move
• C=Copy
• R=Rotate
• S=Scale
• H=Scale Height
Commands
• B=Break Path
• T=Trim or Extend
• K=Link Segments
Zoom Commands
• F1 then pick an area
• F2=Zoom Previous
• F3=Zoom in on Selected Item
• F5=Whole Screen
• F6=Out 1 Step
Cutting Commands
• Initialize the machine
• V=View where the item is on
the metal
• Auto Cut Control
• Cut

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