I just got back from EcoLaser in Alberton where I picked up the first parts I ever had laser cut.
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I sent these guys the dxf files I created using OpenSCAD and specified the fact that I needed the big parts cut from 3mm aluminium while the small bits should be cut from 4.5mm. They quoted me R 26.16 for a set. I had to get 6 sets to fulfil their minimum order, but at least now I have a couple of sets I can experiment on. They fit my trucks perfectly.
When I was shopping around for quotes I did ask for a quote to have the same parts CNC'd. The quote I got back was more that R 1500.00 for one set.
Stephan from StreamlineCNC was nice enough to send me the reply below when I asked him to explain the big difference in price:
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These parts are going to need quite a bit of sanding and filing before they can be used.
I've also bought an E3D-v5 All metal HotEnd. Now if only international and South African shipping was as good as RoyalMail.
Friday, 4 July 2014
Laser Cut parts
posted 31 Oct 2013 06:43 by David Taylor