Custom parts etc

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  1. SeanH

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    Hey Guys

    I have got a CNC machine with a 1200x1200 bed and a 4th rotary axis. I was thinking it could be some help for the guys doing custom builds, lids, parts etc etc.

    I was chatting to a guy and he has some clamps he needed but most engineering shops want the job in bulk like 20 - 100 before they consider.

    I am willing to assist with these requests no problems. Well when I say no problems there are, at times, some challenges BUT I haven't had any yet.

    I can cut/machine/shape wax, plastic (ALL TYPES), wood, Aluminium, brass, copper, some steels.

    Send me your CAD files or sketchup files and lets see what I can do. I try keep costs to a minimum. I will give you the option of "finish quality" because there are differences i.e. end mills/bits. How about a nice carving on the front of your hood etc?? Anyway - what this machine can do is ALMOST limitless.

    Imagine that LED build with custom shape heatsink ;)

    Ok just putting it out there as a service to my fellow reefers. It isn't a day job :)

    feel free to PM me!

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  3. mandarinman

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    how cool is this! think think.....mmmmm mmm ...what can i now design?
     
  4. SeanH

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    Trust me - since i got it i have been doing the same "NOW... what ELSE can i make"

    But as i need something i have it :) The 4th rotary axis is also 1.2m long so anything up to 100mm diameter! I am toying with getting a new 200mm chuck BUT no need for that now.
     
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    Now that...
    Is a toy to have
     
  6. SeanH

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    Most definitely! Had a mad moment last year and bought a 3D printer and this CNC. So to prevent dust gathering... i BETTER use it.
     
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    and a 3D printer...

    Im just going to cry in the corner a little bit
     
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    That was one sure mad moment. Those 3D printers are way cool. You sure you are not a closet Nerd?
     
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    Can you possibly make this if I give you the sample? ( not good with drawing on pc...)
    And preferably from some material stronger than the plastic it's made from

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    thats awesome :)

    i might have a few crazy ideas
     
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    Mmmmmm filter sock bracket & ATS comes to mind:whistling:
     
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  13. SeanH

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    LOL Riaan and Toolboy. Yeah it was a MAD moment - no - i don't THINK i am a closet nerd LOL just have a 737 cockpit build i have been busy with since 2008 - perhaps get done by 2050 with the time I have hahaha

    The 3D printer is becoming packing space... :(:whistling: but anyway...
     
  14. SeanH

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    The one i have is a RapMan 3.2 - so bit bigger than this one in the pic.
     
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    hmmmm.. perhaps from aluminium. Can you do a sketchup or something in CAD? Then i can see the alignments and hinges properly etc

    What is it used for?

    Have you bought any material etc to make a new one or repair it yet?
     
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    Hi @SeanH,
    This is an arm stay for my nano's lid. The one side's arm already broke, and this one is flexing heavily when keeping the lid up by itself...

    Like I said, I am not good with those drawings,:blush: I will see if I can get @RiaanP to maybe make me a drawing :whistling:

    I have not yet looked at any replacement materials, but I guess aluminum would be good...
     
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    You need one more toy

    A 3D scanner....
     
  18. SeanH

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    Ah ok - looked like some sort of "stay" but was just being sure. Does it get much spray or close to the water etc? I am thinking maybe try make it in a nylon or HDPE plastic etc. not too difficult. But being for marine - sometimes Aluminium is not AS good as it also corrodes.
     
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    HAHAHA funny you mention that... I have looked into making my own. Buying is ok - got a quote for R35k but i need to justify it because i don't really know if i will use it as much. IT is on the drawing board.

     
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    It used to get *some* salt creep from previous setup, flow has been changed since, and system has only just been started up again. Thus have no idea If it would be affected, but probably yes, since it is about 2 cm from water level (If that much...)
    Anything that is durable will work for me, and it must be able to take the weight of the lid, as the LED unit is now mounted on it, adding extra weight.
     
  21. SeanH

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    This is the 3D printer:
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