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Need a part laser cut or CNC'd

Postby orangefurball » 2015-Dec-Sun-13-Dec

Hello!

I need just a couple of parts cut out of acrylic. The guys I use for my printer said it wouldn't be worth it for one-off parts.

Anyone have access to a laser cutter or CNC that can cut acrylic? The files are the .dxf on this page
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Re: Need a part laser cut or CNC'd

Postby Mooselake » 2015-Dec-Sun-16-Dec

Looks a bit big for my K40. It's still torn apart for it's adjustable table mod project, which escalated into round 2 after buying the parts for the first attempt.

Have you tried printing the dxfs, spray gluing the paper to your acrylic, then cutting them with a fine tooth blade in a scroll saw? Shouldn't be too hard although iirc (been a few years) you need to cut faster than you think so it cuts rather than melting.

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Re: Need a part laser cut or CNC'd

Postby orangefurball » 2015-Dec-Sun-19-Dec

Mooselake wrote:Looks a bit big for my K40. It's still torn apart for it's adjustable table mod project, which escalated into round 2 after buying the parts for the first attempt.

Have you tried printing the dxfs, spray gluing the paper to your acrylic, then cutting them with a fine tooth blade in a scroll saw? Shouldn't be too hard although iirc (been a few years) you need to cut faster than you think so it cuts rather than melting.

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Hmm I'll have to try that out, I didn't even think of that. If I'm going that route I might do it in some hardwood and make it an artsy printer.

Not like I Need another printer. Sometimes I feel like this is an addition.
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Re: Need a part laser cut or CNC'd

Postby bbrown64 » 2015-Dec-Mon-08-Dec

Check for a local 3d print co-op. They sometimes have other print capabilities such as CNC. Here is a example of what I am referring to.

http://www.fablabtulsa.com/
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Re: Need a part laser cut or CNC'd

Postby upnxrawk » 2016-Jan-Sun-16-Jan

I have a laser cutter with a bed size roughly 8.5x11.5
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Re: Need a part laser cut or CNC'd

Postby orangefurball » 2016-Jan-Mon-21-Jan

upnxrawk wrote:I have a laser cutter with a bed size roughly 8.5x11.5


I ended up just building another Jonbot, but for future reference can you do plexiglass or acrylic and if so, what thickness?
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Re: Need a part laser cut or CNC'd

Postby upnxrawk » 2016-Jan-Tue-18-Jan

I can do acrylic, plexi doesn't cut the best with a laser unfortunately. The thickest acrylic I've cut was 3/8 inches thick
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