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JanJan 03/09/2017 at 15:167 Comments

Laser-cutted segments arrived today. They are a bit loose (maybe 0,1mm or so) but they'll fit snuggly when everything is powder-coated/laquered.


Yay, the laser-cutted steel parts arrived today. They look great:

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Dave's Dev Lab wrote 03/09/2017 at 16:39 point

you did the laser cutting yourself or order it from somewhere?

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Jan wrote 03/09/2017 at 16:45 point

I ordered them at a local metal-working shop which does laser-cutting up to 25mm steel. Can't do it yourself unless you've got a laser-cutter in the kW-range...

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Dave's Dev Lab wrote 03/09/2017 at 16:50 point

right, thanks for the info, i didn't know if maybe you had one at work that you used, or if you used a service... i usually use Ponoko.com for my laser parts, but they don't do any heavy steel...

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Jan wrote 03/09/2017 at 17:21 point

@Dave's Dev Lab: Yeah, this material is quickest and cheapest for me to get (32€, ca. 34$). I'd pay roughly the same for an SLA print from china @ 0.95$ per gram. I already requested prices for laser-cutted wood...

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davedarko wrote 03/09/2017 at 15:26 point

Laser cut steel o.O is this a bomb proof version you're planning?

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Jan wrote 03/09/2017 at 15:48 point

Nope, just the cheapest material I can get from our suppliers. It's just for test purposes anyway......

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davedarko wrote 03/09/2017 at 16:20 point

Whaaat. I thought that would be wood :)

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