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EpicentrE
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CNC Machining

Post by EpicentrE » Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:49 pm

I wondered if anyone knew of a website similar to something like Shapeways, but with CNC machining rather than 3D printing. Something aimed towards hobbyists/one-off items where you could upload a CAD, choose a material, and immediately get a quote for how much it would cost to be produced. I know there's emachineshop in the states, but their prices can be somewhat ridiculous if you're not ordering high volumes of an item, and the shipping to UK would obviously be slow and/or expensive.

Does anyone know of anything suitable over here?

Failing that, I know there's some roboteers with access to CNC facilities who make bits for fellow competitors. Could anyone recommend me anyone in particular, and provide me with a means of contacting them?

Many thanks.
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Re: CNC Machining

Post by Roboteernat » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:34 pm

Might be worth contacting a local hackerspace as often they have CNC machines available for use by members (often small fee monthly, and trainig costs but then you can use whenever...

Take a look via: http://hackspace.org.uk/view/Main_Page for local spaces
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Re: CNC Machining

Post by josh » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:11 am

Try ProtoMold. They do injection molding and CNC. Turnaround is quick but prices are a bit steep.

https://uploads.protolabs.co.uk/gb/prot ... iPart.aspx

Alternatively I regularly put antweight stuff in with the company jobs so can arrange SLS or CNC work if necessary.
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Re: CNC Machining

Post by Roboteernat » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:57 pm

EpicentrE... have you got an image of picture of what your wanting to get cnc made?
It could hel someone who has access o get it made for you as apposed to going to a company?
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Antweight robot : in production
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