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Modding Laser Cutting / Metal Cutting

Discussion in 'Modding' started by wharrad, 3 Aug 2004.

  1. wharrad

    wharrad What's a Dremel?

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    Anyone know anyone who can run off a couples of fan grills to a specific design? My dremel skills are nowhere near good enough to create perfectly straight lines!

    Simply, I need a double 80mm fan grill (like those HeatKiller's or the one's MDK ran awhile ago - sort of a square grill). Hoping to get them in Ali, but any metal will be excellent. If possible I'd like a matching 120mm grill aswell.

    If anyone knows of anything I'll send a design through.


    Cheers guys!
     
  2. Kickn

    Kickn What's a Dremel?

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    I've looked extensively at this in the UK and it will cost you no less then £120 for about 5 fans. Its a bit harder with aluminum because of the amount of energy/light it reflects means it takes that much more to cut it.

    The only thing I can suggest is that we go together on it since two design's isn't much harder then one - if they are put on the same pattern.

    If you find an alternative PLEASE let me know ;)
     
  3. wharrad

    wharrad What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for the input! That's expensive!

    I've googled a touch and found a couple of places, just getting some designs together before requesting a price. I'm sure I'll have some more info in the next couple of days and maybe putting in a joint order would be a good idea.

    I'll keep you updated!
     
  4. ConKbot of Doom

    ConKbot of Doom What's a Dremel?

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    You could also check out waterjet cutting, though that probably can't do the fine stuff as well as the laser would.
     
  5. wharrad

    wharrad What's a Dremel?

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    Waterjet? Can't say I've heard of that, but I'll look into it anyhow! Cheers.


    As for the PM Kickn, I've got it and will reply as soon as I know anything!
     
  6. Fronzel

    Fronzel What's a Dremel?

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    You might want to be carefull with the laser cutting. We contracted somebody for some laser cutting and I'm pretty sure that inside their laser machine is actually a severely retarded monkey with a half broken Dremel. I'm sure it is cheaper then a real laser cutter, I just think the super complex shape of an arch might be a job they should have passed on.
     
  7. Kickn

    Kickn What's a Dremel?

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    LOL - some times you have to wonder don't you :)

    I had send some anodising out a few months ago and had to send it back three times - not for bad anodising but because someone scratched it every time - how hard is it to wrap something in plastic before you ship it?

    On a more 'productive' note there's always eMachinesop.com

    I've never used them put the prices aren't too bad. It would be great to have something like that in the UK so I could use it!
     
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    theagent What's a Dremel?

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