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04 Oct 2022 14:19 #253449 by meister
are there any other functions needed for plasma cutting ?

i have no plasma cutter :(

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04 Oct 2022 16:57 #253457 by tommylight


i have no plasma cutter :(

I have 4 right now, want one? :)
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04 Oct 2022 22:46 - 05 Oct 2022 04:56 #253479 by phillc54
Attached is the test file, I am not sure what you mean by configuration, I am just using the defaults.
I should add that this iMac has a retina screen.
The attached patch makes it quite useable but probably needs more work.

When I refer to plasma I am referring to the plasmac based configurations which are a bit oddball in the linuxcnc way of thing.
For plasma it is best for small holes to have a straight leadin even if other leadins are arcs, and the length of the leadin needs to be restricted to no longer than the hole radius. I would be nice to have a user changeable small hole size size with say a default of 32mm as these holes would also normally set a hal pin to limit the velocity for torch height control.
Plasmac also uses materials in a different way in that we use materials rather than linuxcnc tools, this is not really compatible with the linuxcnc norm...
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05 Oct 2022 08:09 #253505 by meister
@tommylight
i think the transport costs to germany are bigger than a cheap homemade one, but thanks :)

@phillc54
thank you for the patch, i merged it with little changes

about plasma/small holes/...:
i could add more machine->tool-modes for plasma to support such special functions
i have to think about how to integrate this best
if you have any ideas, you can share them with me :)
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06 Oct 2022 08:13 #253596 by meister
i would like to make the prostprocessor more customizable and include functions like:

before_lead_in
before_lead_out
before_begin
after_begin
before_end
after_end
before_contour
before_tab
after_tab
before_island
after_island
before_plunge
after_plunge

What do you think about this and where should you be able to insert your own code ?

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