Metal Shop Committee Meeting 20200801

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Time, location

2020-08-01 12:00 Dallas Makerspace & Google Meet

Google Meet Recording



  • Jim Hartnett
  • Tim Bene
  • Casey Nunez
  • tomas de matteis
  • Jason Ford
  • Will Hodge
  • Charles Procter
  • Beth Bannister
  • Joe Brown


  • Allocate $650 the SL100 thermal dynamics torch head and associated consumables and purchase - Unanimous

Tasks completed

  • Heavy shop cleanup
  • Cycled water in vapor hone
  • General cleaning & checking equipment

Other discussions

  • After discussing the torch situation with Thermal Dynamics, it was determined it's not feasible to have common consumables or torch heads, even with 3rd party heads, between the particular model of hypertherm we have and the thermal dynamics unit. Since members are more vested in consumables for the existing hypertherm on the CNC, and to put the 105A unit on the machine requires purchasing a new head for the hypertherm anyway, we decided to just keep the 105A unit as a standalone and will procure a hand torch for it. This will allow us to return the Miller unit that is still on loan.