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Old 02-06-2011, 08:57 PM
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Andy is that Bearing suppose to be on the side of the rail...
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:02 PM
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:43 PM
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Andy after looking at your pics again. It appears your table racked. The gantry went out of square i bet the other side looks the same but in the opposite direction. I thought the torchmate tables gantry floats on the rail there is nothing really holding it down other then the weight. Should be a relatively easy fix but you will have to make sure you get the gantry square again ( that sucks)
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:11 PM
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There is only one bearing on the other side. It was fine, it sits on top of the rail. After closer cleanup and examination, it appears a splater ball of slag landed on the gear rack and when the drive gear rolled over it, it may have jumped up. There was a decent piece of slag wedged in the teeth, and I can see a mark every revolution of the gear on the rack. All in all it appears fine. I cleaned all the teeth in the gear and the rack, set it back in the right tooth and pushed it by hand back and forth. Its still straight and rigid. The score mark on the top rail doesnt even get used in that area. The bearing is the only part in question, but it seems fine. Its harder than the rail, all the shavings came off the rail. I will still see what TM says before I run it again.

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Old 02-07-2011, 01:36 AM
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The Bearing looks like a McGill Cam follower (common in my Bidzness) and if so you would likely have to hit it with a train to hurt it.
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:38 PM
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Wow, awesome work Scootek. I had looked into a Torchmate system over a year ago, but I just couldnt get myself to pull the trigger. I still have the quote somewhere for a 5x10 with tube attachment and marking attachment, but I wasnt ready to spend 20k +. A 4x4 system would fit in my shop much better and looks to be a great machine. Which system is this and whats the approx. price tag? Any info would be greatly apprciated.

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Old 02-07-2011, 01:10 PM
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Wow, awesome work Scootek. I had looked into a Torchmate system over a year ago, but I just couldnt get myself to pull the trigger. I still have the quote somewhere for a 5x10 with tube attachment and marking attachment, but I wasnt ready to spend 20k +. A 4x4 system would fit in my shop much better and looks to be a great machine. Which system is this and whats the approx. price tag? Any info would be greatly apprciated.

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You should call for a quote depending on what features you need. I would highly recomend this 4x4. You can add to it later and make it 4x8.
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:04 PM
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The table is fine!!! No parts were changed. I talked with Torchmate and they had me check a few things. The guy at KOH gave me a spare gear incase it got bent. It was fine, the table got 3 hard hours of run time today.
My settings are getting a bit better, I ran a tip for 500 pierces today! Made some simple brackets for the jeep and some artsy stuff. Got a few more repeat cuts. (those are the best money, just hit start)



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Old 02-14-2011, 01:29 PM
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Very nice.. I just bought another $300.. in consumables. I will be cutting some 16 ga this afternoon and some .1150 late today. Fingers crossed I got my cut profiles right LOL.. BTW I did cut some holes the other day in 3/16 material all .5" Holes that measured .491-.51 this was at 80IPM.. I know they can be better if I turn the speed down...
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I was going to ask you Andy where are you getting your Font and Numbers from?? is it part of TM design software
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Old 02-14-2011, 11:54 PM
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Yes, they come with many fonts. I have a bunch.
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Old 02-15-2011, 01:26 AM
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What type of files can be imported to the torchmate software? Reason I ask is that I have dozens of disks containing thousands of pieces of "clip art". Most of which are in .AI and .eps formats. I can also export from my sign software in about 16 formats. Just something that popped in my head after seeing some of you guys work.
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They have there own format I do believe but TM should take a standard DXF.. my software takes DXF and some correl format. I had a friend at wrap that ride.com output me some files that were Jpeg he cleaned up in AI. then exprted them as a DXF. They were pretty muddy and I needed to clean them up but it worked.
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nice work Andy!!!! ......... as usual lol
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:14 AM
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What type of files can be imported to the torchmate software? Reason I ask is that I have dozens of disks containing thousands of pieces of "clip art". Most of which are in .AI and .eps formats. I can also export from my sign software in about 16 formats. Just something that popped in my head after seeing some of you guys work.

There are over 70 types of files that can be imported including the ones mentioned.
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Old 02-16-2011, 09:55 PM
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That is just plain awsome 70 types of files. Way to go TM
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:05 PM
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Here is something Im working on now. I plan to layer it.
Here is a shot of the origional artwork sent to me beside my design.
The pic was so pixlated I had to draw 85% or so of it myself.
The image came in at about 1.5 square inch.



Here it is broken apart.



My favorite is just the helicopter itself.

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Old 02-20-2011, 02:02 AM
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Sweet, thats intensive work on the computer. Looks very similar to my sign software. The one thing I hated was working with images that were small. Cant wait to see the finished product.
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:38 PM
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I cleaned out the water table today. That was some freakin nasty $hit!!!
Then I thought I would try one of the insect files. Cant say Im overjoyed with it, but its kinda cool. I dont think its together the proper way but I ran out of pieces.


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Old 02-24-2011, 09:58 AM
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Here are some cut pics. I still need to clean, paint, and assemble somehow.







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