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Old 09-11-2006, 04:52 PM   #1
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Anyone know of a good place to get a few carbon fiber pieces cut? I have dxf files. Thanks!

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Old 09-11-2006, 04:55 PM   #2
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Old 09-11-2006, 05:28 PM   #3
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PM or e-mail me. I can probably help you out. I've done a number of custom and prototype parts for people on this site.

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doug is the man. he has cut all my graphite and has really helped out a bunch with design layouts. high quality graphite and machining. great one on one communication.
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I can also help you, if needed

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Im also looking for the same, i contacted penguin, but they wanted almost 500 dollars to cut a one off chassis kit.. What was funny, is the kit i wanted was one of there kits, i just wanted it cut in thicker grafite.. he gave me this shpeal about all this programming and such.. I use to have a buddy who cut my one off stuff, but he got promoted to foreman and doesnt work on the floor anymore.. so now im looking for a new place, that doesnt charge more then a months salary to cut stuff..
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Yankey:

Hi,

you have a PM.

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Anyone know of a good place to get a few carbon fiber pieces cut? I have dxf files. Thanks!

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Give CRC (Calandra Racing Concepts) an e-mail or PM. We have produced prototype and production runs of 1 to 10000 peices. We stock material and cut graphite for a number of different companies. [email protected]
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Old 09-11-2006, 10:39 PM   #9
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Sorry to burst your bubbles.

Machining is expensive. Especially for one off stuff.

There is more to it than laying a sheet of CF in the machine and out pops a part.

Not only is there programming that must be done, but you must build fixtures to hold parts while they are being machined, and that in itself can be a whole nother job.

I machine aerospace parts, and my parents also have a machine shop. I've been machining since highschool. I wish it was easier and cheaper because there are alot of projects I would like to do.

But I still get to do some cool stuff.
Check out Team Br00ds stainless steel brush hood alignment tools, the center cut armatures, and the armature hats. All my stuff.
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Old 09-11-2006, 11:17 PM   #10
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Default Carbon Fiber setup board

Sorry to interupt, but since we are on Carbon Fiber parts I was wondering if anyone here knows where I can get a setup board made with Carbon fiber skin and a honeycomb core. I have seen one being used but was told it is not commercially available, it was a gift from a kit manufacturer and it was very very light and looks cool too. Tried searching the forum, no luck.
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You could also try BMI, his stuff looks great.
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I can recommend Fibrelyte in the uk:

http://www.fibre-lyte.co.uk/

They've cut quite a few parts for me, things like shock towers etc (all from flat plate carbon fibre of varying types and thickness) and they have quite reasonable pricing.
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Sorry to burst your bubbles.

Machining is expensive. Especially for one off stuff.

There is more to it than laying a sheet of CF in the machine and out pops a part.

Not only is there programming that must be done, but you must build fixtures to hold parts while they are being machined, and that in itself can be a whole nother job.

I machine aerospace parts, and my parents also have a machine shop. I've been machining since highschool. I wish it was easier and cheaper because there are alot of projects I would like to do.

But I still get to do some cool stuff.
Check out Team Br00ds stainless steel brush hood alignment tools, the center cut armatures, and the armature hats. All my stuff.
No doubt there, I bet most of the people on here would fall over if they actually knew what it cost to buy one of these machines.
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Contact Wes at Out Front Frames. http://www.outfrontframes.com

He cut some custom parts for my revo (pictured on filmstrip on the homepage).
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I have done plenty of one off proto's and I actually enjoy it. As long as the person has a really good print, sketch, or drawing file(.dwg,.igs,.dxf,etc.) then I would be more than happy to make something for anybody. The time factor is what kills me, when the CNC machine is tide up with a real job. If you have something you want done, just shoot me an email to the addy below and I'll give you a price.

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Also if you already have material, that's a cost saver to.
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