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Sent in by one of our newest Sphinx owners "Yeah, so my wife is pretty amazing." We agree!

Just a couple more hours to score 20% off AND free shipping on all OpenBuilds machine bundles including the NEW OpenBuilds WorkBee and Sphinx.

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Hey guys. I'm excited about the new machine sets you are offering. Will you guys be offering plate set as well?

Also... Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there

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Hey guys,

Anyone out there familiar with planet cnc and sheet cam? Or either? I have set up my plasma with a floating head with a limit switch located on the bottom of the axis (will need to build a shield for it or move it).

What I'm trying to accomplish, is having the plasma torch touch off, zero itself, then raise to cutting height before starting. I'm also using a thc, but that's a whole 'nother story.

I believe I need some g code like this inserted before cuts.

G28.1 Z.50 ' references the head down until it trips the switch
G92 Z0.000 'Sets that point to ZERO
G0 Z0.250 ' Moves the head UP the amount of the head travel + switch movement
G92 Z0.000 ' Sets that position to ZERO, that will be TOP of the material,
G0 Z.100 ' Move the head up to a clearance position

Not every cut will need this though, such as small holes located next to each other. The unintended benefit to this will also be that the program will have longer pauses between cuts, giving muy composite time to keep up and not be running into duty cycle limitations of my plasma torch.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Mark
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6/9/18
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What is this? (probably not what you think)
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Thanks to every teacher who gives their time and talent to help others succeed. OpenBuilds is humbled to play a small part in your mission.

US Open Robotics Championships: Design Award Goes to Livingston's Exit 5 Robotics https://www.tapinto.net/towns/livingston/articles/us-open-robotics-championships-design-award-goes #TeacherAppreciationDay

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Finally done with phase 3 upgrades.
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Forgot to share this 😀 "A Ripple in Time" - 5 pictures included swipe for more -- epoxy river pour in blue stain pine burl with a ripple carved into it on my +OpenBuilds® OX CNC
More angles of the recent project so you can see the ripple carved in the piece. #resinart #cncepoxy
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4/30/18
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My plasma table is coming along, I had hoped it to be a quick build, but 8ft lengths of v rail isn't very strong from a side motion, do I added 3d printed spacers and steel!
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Openbuilds you should have never made models of your designs- I keep printing and stockpiling parts while I'm stuck inside with the little one :)
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