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Modding Painting and laser/water jet cutting services?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by 2n193r, 18 Sep 2005.

  1. 2n193r

    2n193r What's a Dremel?

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    I’m planning to make my own case from scratch. So, I’m basically looking for a place to cut the acrylic, aluminum and steal. I also need a place that would paint the parts. I would like to find a place that does color shifting and other fancy stuff like that. I found places that do this but I can’t find the links any more.

    Some of the cuts I’ll have to be cut by a laser because I won think any ones can do < 1mm etches in acrylic for side glow fiber optics. I will think I will want my case to have my babies when I’m done.

    Right now I am playing with AutoCAD so I can get every thing right in there.
     
  2. Rimmer

    Rimmer What's a Dremel?

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    Totally Customised

    Are professional case modders. Don't laser acrylic but can laser cut aluinium or steel. Also have pro painting setup.
    Laser Cutter[​IMG]

    ...in action Video

    Painting Setup
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  3. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    What country are you in? Because there was a mod where someone had all these parts laser cut and the metal coloured. The mod was done in the shape of a 3 with a computer inside. Not sure if it was on this forum or another, but I'll try and find it.
     
  4. Rimmer

    Rimmer What's a Dremel?

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    Says in my member profile ;)
    Bolton - UK

    The "3" was created by Mashie.

    We've both done workfor Intel.
     
  5. 2n193r

    2n193r What's a Dremel?

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    I live in the NE of the US.
     
  6. 2n193r

    2n193r What's a Dremel?

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    i live in the NE of the US.
     
  7. M_D_K

    M_D_K Minimodder

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    Do you own the laser or just have access too it/run first offs through a compnay.

    Also is that a car painting booth?


    morgan.
     
  8. Pete_Venkman

    Pete_Venkman What's a Dremel?

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    Kind of off topic question, but it's got me curious. In the laser cutting video, what's the cutter doing on the first sweep, when it's leaving the outline on the metal? I at first thought that was the laser cutting, but it's obviously not after the second sweep begins...
     
  9. M_D_K

    M_D_K Minimodder

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    Probably a test run marking out the arear or if its a a refelctive surface that may be laying down a powder so that the laser doesn't scatter too much.


    Morgan.
     
  10. Rimmer

    Rimmer What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah it's a low bake painting booth. Allows me plenty of space ;)

    As far as the first run - The material was stainless steel and it is covered in a plastic protective coating so that it doesn't get marked while it's being moved around the workshop.

    The laser first burns off the plastic at low power then sets to the steel on the second pass.
     
  11. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    Uh, I was asking 2n193r! But the "3" by mashie is the one!
     

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