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PostPosted: September 18, 2018, 3:14 pm 
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I used to lurk on here and post every so often when I was building my Duratec powered '67 Triumph GT-6. Since then I started a company building CNC plasma tables which are designed specifically for home hobbyists working out of their garage; primarily for custom car building. I always believed that this machine would be ideal for folks building Locosts. Cutting brackets/tabs out on the machine is so much easier and faster than using angle grinders and jig saws.

The machines are currently backordered until early November and they are currently selling for $1295 which includes everything needed except for the plasma cutter and laptop. I have created the discount code "LOCOST100" which will give you a $100 discount at checkout.

I've attached a few pics! The website is http://www.langmuirsystems.com


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PostPosted: September 18, 2018, 10:01 pm 
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That does look pretty spectacular :7:
I try not to think about all the time I've spent making brackets that honestly don't look like anything special.


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PostPosted: September 19, 2018, 12:07 pm 
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The brackets take 90% of the time of a car build!

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PostPosted: September 19, 2018, 1:22 pm 
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Here a customer is cutting out some custom brackets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNXmeowwsJ0&t=36s

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PostPosted: October 26, 2018, 9:28 pm 
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I'll have to admit, having a plasma table is handy :)

I built one (4+ foot by 5+ foot) about 5 years ago. Previously I had one made a much smaller one. I had a summer where I was only working 3 out of 5 days a week, so that's when I built the little one, then built the big one when we moved into our current house with a garage.

it's a gantry (both side) design with a z axis. I moved the z from my inital one, since it mostly worked.

biggest single $$ item were the rack/pinions. Probably a good chunk of that was shipping to canada.

3x 280 oz/in for x & y and a smaller one for z. Drivers, break out boards, power supply

random table design from the internet.

Mach3 (old version), sheetcam and qcad are the software components.

I got it to move reliably at 1000 inch/minute (x & y), so 45 degree was about 1400. (no z axis hardware or torch)

most of my cutting is ~66 ipm for 16 gauge or 15 for 3/16. Probably can go faster, but....

one day I need to make a water table to keep the mess down

if you want more info, PM me, and I can put it in this thread.

here are a couple videos

https://youtu.be/QaKNz5mN2mo
https://youtu.be/Sb2a2aRE77A

sorry for the dark videos.

Allan

p.s. oh yeah, the point of this: if you can build a car, the plasma table wasn't that tough.


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