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Need some help getting parts machined

Postby hugerobots » 2013-Nov-Tue-13-Nov

So I've designed a recycling-bot for wasted prints, but I need to get some parts machined. Namely it's gears for a differential and rotor blades. Problem is, I've never dabbled this far to send parts to a machinist shop so I have no idea how or what to send them for a cost requisition quote.

Do they take STLs (probably not is my guess), DXF, CAD, SolidWorks?
Can I just ask for steel or do I have to specify density, alloy, etc?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Need some help getting parts machined

Postby DJNOS1978 » 2013-Nov-Tue-14-Nov

Yes some take stl files. You are look for cnc milling right?
I would go with a material picked out or tell them what you need and they will suggest the material. It just depends on what you are needing the material for.
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Re: Need some help getting parts machined

Postby Lemm » 2013-Nov-Wed-14-Nov

Every shop I've contacted for my y-z sandwich wanted a DXF file
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Re: Need some help getting parts machined

Postby munizedward » 2014-Jul-Mon-05-Jul

Aprox. size, and a couple screen shots would be nice, so people can get an idea of what you're trying to get machined, and if they have the capabilities to do it.
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Re: Need some help getting parts machined

Postby JohnWest » 2014-Aug-Fri-05-Aug

Share the pictures of it with us then we can decide and give suggestions on it...
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