Friday, September 03, 2004

Laser and WaterJet Parts Cutting


Laser and Water Jet cutting estimates

I solicited cutting estimates from 3 sources.

Pololu
DCwaterjet
eMachineshop.com

Pololu can't cut all the parts. Their maximum thickness is 3/16" and they can't cut aluminum. Their cost for doing the 1/8" parts in polycarbonate was $27. I ordered those, they were more flexible than I expected. Not the ideal stiffness. Dale mentioned that this could be an advantage...they're certainly light.

DCwaterjet took several days to get their estimate to me after a couple of reminders, their cost was very close to eMachineshop at around $200 - $300 using waterjet on aluminum.

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