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Here at Arclight Dynamics we are committed to providing you the support and knowledge you need to make your purchase a success.  If you are able to come to our facility in Bend Oregon we will be happy to give you a full day training with your purchase at no extra cost to you.  So if your coming to pick up your table or can just fly in for the day,  you’ll get a hands on experience that we can tailor to your needs.

For those who can’t make the trip we offer a collection of video tutorials designed to get you up and cutting on your system the day you get it.  This collection is a wonderful resource and we will be adding to it as we develop more videos.
If you would like save the video files to your desktop click on the file with your right mouse button and use the “save target as” function.

Plasma Table Operating Manual

Here is a rough draft of our up coming manual. More will be added but currently is covers the basic operation of the table. Please ignore spelling and grammar errors. Keep posted for updates.

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How to Create a Sign with your Arc Pro Plasma Table

Example of creating a custom sign from start to finish
This is to show the work flow process and how easy it is to create your own custom signs and cuts.

CNC Plasma Workflow: How to Create a Hinge Bracket

Example of the CNC plasma workflow, creating a hinge bracket and how to cut it with your plasma table. This is to show the entire work flow process and how easy it is to create your own parts and brackets with our tables.

Setting Up Sheetcam

This video shows you how to properly set up Sheetcam on additional computers.

Indexing Plasma Cuts

This video discusses how to cut longer images and signs on smaller tables, by cutting half of a image and then sliding the material and cutting the second half.

Inkscape Tutorial: Working With Text and Objects

We created this Inkscape tutorial to show you how to work with text and objects in Inkscape and Solid Edge. This video covers some essential tools and techniques that will allow you to get the most out of the Inkscape software.

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Instructional Checklist for Running Your Table

Here are some helpful checklist for running the table. They cover items like machine start up, error recovery and basic Sheetcam operations.

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Solid Edge 2D CAD Training Tutorial

This video covers the basic features and functions of this great CAD software included on each table. This Solid Edge tutorial will train you on 2D CAD and more.

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Mach 3 Overview

We will be discussing the main screen of the Mach3 control system. This is just an overview and we will be going into more detail in further videos.

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Mach 3 Overview #2

This video covers more of the mach3 control software and how to use it correctly.  This video was designed to train for using the series of Arc Pro CNC plasma tables from Arclight Dynamics.

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Jogging Controls

This video describes jogging controls and homing the Arc Pro series of CNC plasma systems.

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Setting the Machine Zero

This video discusses how to set up your material and how to set the machine zero, which will allow you to recover from errors.

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First Test Cut

This video describes how to set up and complete your first test cut with our CNC plasma table.

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THC On Test Cut

This video describes the how to complete at cut with the Torch Height Control ON.

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THC Off Test Cut

This videos describes how to find the correct voltage for your THC by doing a test cut.

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Error Recovery

This video describes how to restart files when they have stopped due to errors and how to recover from them.

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Sheetcam Tools

This video describes how to create and use Sheetcam tools for a variety of uses.

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Sheetcam Contour Editing

This video covers how to edit contours and create layers in Sheetcam.

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Sheetcam Start Points

This video covers how to edit your pierce points and get your starting points set up.

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How to Assemble Your CNC Plasma Table

This video describes the process of setting up your plasma table after it has been delivered.

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Editing Images in Gimp

This video covers how to edit an image in Gimp for plasma cutting.

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How to Vectorize an Image in Inkscape

This video covers how to vectorize a image in Inkscape for plasma cutting.

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How to Use the Gimp Pen Tool

This video describes how to use the gimp pen tool for making and editing images for plasma cutting.

Directions for backing up/ cloning your tables computer