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Give Me Ideas for CNC Plasma Cutter

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I have access to a very nice CNC plasma cutter at school, and can cut metal for VERY cheap. I want some ideas for cool things to cut out.

If you guys have links to cool somewhat high res pictures I would appreciate it... my ideas are running thin

I will not be selling these, at least not yet, I just think it is fun to make 1/8" thick metal cutouts of stuff.

Here are some ideas:
Storm trooper helmet - Finished(Bad idea)
Sennheiser logo - Finished(Turned out great)
Nvidia logo
ATI logo
D-Tek Customs logo
OCN Flame
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OCN flame. Duh.
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My advice, find a waterjet/laser CnC to play around on. Much more fun. I work with a CnC plasma cutter and it's just not made for delicate intricate patterns unfortunately, the plasma just cuts too thick. Not to mention heat tracing throughout the material when cutting.

Also, just go online and research silhouette images, use those to create patterns to cut.
 
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I printed the Sennheiser logo today, and it turned out very good. It is about 2"x15" and has crisp edges. I have finished the design for the Nvidia logo, ATI logo, D-Tek Customs logo, and of course the OCN Flame. I will print these tomorrow.

I am thinking that custom license plate covers would be a fun thing to try.

Thanks for the advice shrimp, but the plasma cutter is what I have, and I have an hour or more to use it every day during school for free. I know these won't come out perfect, but the plasma cutter is fine for simple designs.
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post #5 of 5
Only aluminum?

I'm looking to get an acrylic logo cut out of the OCN flame / logo.
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