Early Plasma Experiments
KRMx02 18" x 14" Build Plasma Conversion
A couple years ago I converted one of my smaller KRMx02 machines into a CNC Plasma cutter.
This was done to do some early experiments to help me design a full size KRMx02 plasma CNC conversion.
The machine worked great, and I cut many parts for my various other projects.
Shown here is a fixture I made for cutting features into steel angle.
While the machine cut beautifully it had one major flaw, the cutting area was under 18" x 11".
You can see my write-up on the early experiments here:
CNC Construction Set
I learned a lot from the early plasma experiments I conducted. I wanted to design a smaller machine with a little more cutting area.
I ended up with the machine shown here. It has a 15" x 25" cutting area, and features a capacitance THC.
The Next Step
Shown here is a 30" x 27" KRmx02 build (foreground)
Its my goal here to convert this machine into Plasma cutter but still retain the ability to utilize the full routing capabilities of the machine.