Laser Cutting for Hobbyist

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by KCHARROIS, May 10, 2015.

  1. KCHARROIS

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    Jun 29, 2012
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    Hello,

    I'm in need of getting parts made from a laser cutter, does anyone in AAC know of a company that can do this for low quantities?

    Thanks
     
  2. mattbullet

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    Sure way tool and engineering.
    Franklin Park Ilinois.
     
  3. RichardO

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    It would help if you told us whee you are located. It helps if the Laser company is local if you have never done Laser cutting before...
    My first Laser-cut parts were done by a company that also does trophies. A local company that sell plastic sheet also has a Laser cutter.
     
  4. KCHARROIS

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    I live in Toronto, Canada. I need at least 1/32 to 1/16 inch thick steel cuts.

    Thanks
     
  5. jpanhalt

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    Have you searched under "metal laser cutting Toronto?" There are numerous hits.

    I had some 5/16 steel plate done here a couple of years ago: http://www.repko.com/ The quality was good and the price was quite reasonable. It accepted both pdf as well as common CAD (e.g., dxf) drawings.

    John
     
  6. KCHARROIS

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    See I have searched this and have found companies but I was hoping I could get a referral since I need low quantity pieces and the majority of them will probably ask for high volume.
     
  7. RichardO

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    The companies that cut plastic for me charged by the hour. There was no minimum quantity . You may be able to find a local company that charges the same way for metal. I would call a few metal fabrication shops and ask. Any good shop will give you a referral if it is a service that the do not do.
     
  8. KCHARROIS

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    Found the company called LaserNNet, they explained there was not minimum quantity needed. Will see how it goes from here.

    Thanks Everyone
     
  9. opticalcn

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    Buying from the amazon and ebay or aliexpress is a good choice!So you take into consideration next time!
     
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