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I may have a cut issue

Post by Patriot Steel » Mon Mar 14, 2022 7:08 pm

Hi guy's
Can someone help this old guy out and look at this file and see if it will cut properly i'm worried about the washer guy isn't going to cut correctly and possibly fall out,any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks Dean
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Re: I may have a cut issue

Post by Patriot Steel » Mon Mar 14, 2022 7:12 pm

Here's the file
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Re: I may have a cut issue

Post by Les Newell » Tue Mar 15, 2022 4:42 am

The inner part is going to fall out. It will also fall into multiple pieces. You need to add bridges to support it. I think it would be best to simplify the man. For instance the outline of his body is made of two outlines. Change that to one outline and add some gaps to hold everything together.

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Re: I may have a cut issue

Post by Patriot Steel » Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:08 am

Thanks, I kind of figured that was what was going to happen I will change it and see what happens

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Re: I may have a cut issue

Post by adbuch » Wed Mar 16, 2022 1:11 am

You will need to modify the parts of the man to prevent them from falling out. You could add some creative bridges as Les has suggested, or perhaps consider doing this as a layered sign where the man and sprayer are cut as a separate piece and attached to the sign after painting.
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Re: I may have a cut issue

Post by adbuch » Wed Mar 16, 2022 1:33 am

You could use a layered approach as shown below. I would recommend using an Easy Scriber or equivalent to engrave the outline where the individual parts will be attached. This is a method which allows you to remove your torch consumables and insert the Easy Scriber in place of the consumables and then scribe (engrave) instead of cutting. This will make it easy to attach the small parts in the proper locations after cutting and painting.
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Re: I may have a cut issue

Post by Patriot Steel » Wed Mar 16, 2022 7:10 am

Thanks Dave
I will be working on it today i'm working off the customers business card and knew this guy was going to be a problem.
dean

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Re: I may have a cut issue

Post by adbuch » Wed Mar 16, 2022 7:32 am

Patriot Steel wrote:
Wed Mar 16, 2022 7:10 am
Thanks Dave
I will be working on it today i'm working off the customers business card and knew this guy was going to be a problem.
dean
You are welcome Dean! Let us know how it turns out.
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Re: I may have a cut issue

Post by Scratch » Wed Mar 16, 2022 8:23 am

Just a suggestion that has worked out well for me...

I got sick of people asking me to cut super fine details with a plasma cutter so I bought a vinyl cutter. I spent about $450 on a 28" cutter then about $300 on a big sample pack of a bunch of colors and now when people ask me to put very fine details on a sign, I just tell them how it's going to look and give them the option of doing vinyl instead. Plus I've found so many other uses for it and it's paid for itself in the first year with yard signs alone!

I don't have to worry about bridging for dropouts like this now...
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Re: I may have a cut issue

Post by plasmanewbie » Wed Mar 16, 2022 10:08 am

Great idea Scratch :Like

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Re: I may have a cut issue

Post by adbuch » Wed Mar 16, 2022 3:05 pm

Scratch wrote:
Wed Mar 16, 2022 8:23 am
Just a suggestion that has worked out well for me...

I got sick of people asking me to cut super fine details with a plasma cutter so I bought a vinyl cutter. I spent about $450 on a 28" cutter then about $300 on a big sample pack of a bunch of colors and now when people ask me to put very fine details on a sign, I just tell them how it's going to look and give them the option of doing vinyl instead. Plus I've found so many other uses for it and it's paid for itself in the first year with yard signs alone!

I don't have to worry about bridging for dropouts like this now...
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Re: I may have a cut issue

Post by Patriot Steel » Tue Mar 22, 2022 6:54 am

Thanks Good idea

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