Highschool Shop, what 4x8 table to buy?

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Highschool Shop, what 4x8 table to buy?

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Howdy,

Im looking to upgrade to a 4x8 table/package with a new system in our high school shop. We have an OLD 4x4 plasma cam that we still plan on running, we just are looking to upgrade. Any input on a good "student proof" "student friendly" 4x8 table?

Thanks for any help/ideas y'all may have.
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Re: Highschool Shop, what 4x8 table to buy?

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I don't like having to learn a new software and controls especially if you are keeping the old Plasmacam. If you are familiar with the Pcam system and like it I would suggest sticking with them for your larger machine so everything remains the same but table size. The only problem being is that they do not have a 4x8 but rather the Samson 5x10. Aside from that all the manufacturers who advertise are reputable and if one of them is local to you I would suggest checking them out.
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Re: Highschool Shop, what 4x8 table to buy?

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A second non P Cam machine would show the students alternative systems to run. What part of the country are you in?
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SegoMan DeSigns wrote: Fri May 03, 2024 5:54 pm A second non P Cam machine would show the students alternative systems to run. What part of the country are you in?
Well that's a very good point and since Pcam software is unlike any other mainstream cnc software that students would encounter in the workforce that's a very good idea.
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Re: Highschool Shop, what 4x8 table to buy?

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Consider a machine with seperate CAD, CAM and CUT. The industry of CNC relies mostly on that pattern. For a hobbyist it might be fine but for a school it would be a dis-service to 'push button, get biscuit'. Also take a good hard look at us. We have replaced all major brands in schools. www.StarLabCNC.com
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