CNC Plasma Resources

CNC Router

The Metalshop has a Cyrious Metal Works 4×8 CNC Plasma Table with Hypertherm Powermax85 cutter.  The machine works great for cutting steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.  It should NEVER be used to cut galvanized steel, however.  The resources below are shared and discussed in our CNC Plasma Basics class.

CNC Plasma Training – This is the guide that we go through in class

Inkscape, Sheetcam, CommandCNC Video – A quick video tutorial explaining roughly the same information in the above guide.

How to Recover a Failed Cut – Useful knowledge to have, but takes some practice!

Rotating, Moving, and Duplicating Parts in Sheetcam – Exactly what it says…

Cyrious Metal Works Youtube Channel – Cyrious Metal Works routinely posts new content here.  Good to peruse as you’re learning, or when you run into issues.

Cutting Expanded Metal – a guide for cutting expanded metal put together by James L.

candcnc – resources for the CNC controller and torch height control

Hypertherm Powermax 85 User Manual – the user manual for our plasma cutter – contains cut settings, etc.