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Saturday, March 10, 2007


Ahhh - PLASMA! Not the stuff in your bloodstream, I'm talking about electrically charged particles!!! Here are my first practice parts (wing radiator enclosures) cut using my new little Chinese CT-416 Plasma Cutter (and TIG/Stick Welder). This method of cutting parts is a whole lot easier, quicker and much more "fun" than using tin snips or even a jig-saw or Roto-Zip! Parts come out really cleanly cut, but, the downside is you can more easily and more quickly destroy parts too! Cutting using "free-hand" is simple, but NOT necessarily easy...! Even when using a wood pattern you can goober up a nice piece of aluminum in short order.

Cutting ribs, bulkheads etc... by hand is not too critical, but cutting wing spars by free-hand is not necessarily a good idea. My next step is to buy a CNC cutting table to accurately cut any and all the parts - especially the wing spars - perfectly and repeatedly every time! This is what I'll use to cut all those wing spar parts.

Anyone need me to cut them a bunch of CNC aluminum parts for their project?

1 Comments:

Blogger James said...

Hi,
Nice blog with pictures...Keep Sharing.
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