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Old 11-29-2004, 07:43 AM   #1
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Angry Machine for making my own parts (not for mass reproduction)?

I know this is getting TOO much.

I am just all too addicted to 12L3/12L4. I have a lot of editions i wanted to make to the factory parts, and somehow i wanna make parts for myself.

Is there any cutting and thruing machine for me to make my own parts? i can obtain appropriate materials very very easily. All I wanted is an economic but accurate (and if small size, all the better) machine to do the job. The machine(s) should be able to cut, drill, thru, sunk graphite, 7075 alunimium, titanium and Derlin.

Can anyone adivse me as to where i can get these machines (if they are available at all!). I am not looking mass production for selling on parts I made and designed (no one would be interested anyway), just they are accurate, cheap and small enough all would be all great.

thx...and pls.....giggle only after my back
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Old 11-29-2004, 07:50 AM   #2
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Get your self a table or stand up mill.....and the bits you buy will determine what you will be able to cut. But a mill with the right bits will do what you described.
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Old 11-29-2004, 07:59 AM   #3
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a mill! what is the size of it that?? and price?
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Old 11-29-2004, 08:54 AM   #4
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size...about 2 washing machines stacked....price...no clue, but over 1500
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Old 11-29-2004, 08:58 AM   #5
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Old 11-29-2004, 09:35 AM   #6
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You can get smaller units, almost table top size, but they're still expensive. There are lower quality import units sold at places like Harbor Freight http://www.harborfreight.com/ that might work for you, but I have no idea what the machine quality is like. Can you do CAD work or drafting to show the design & dimensions of the parts? If so, I'd think your best bet would be to hook up with someone that already owns that type of equipment & pay to have it made for you; local machine shops or maybe the guy that runs BMI.
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Old 11-29-2004, 11:03 AM   #7
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http://www.littlemachineshop.com

http://www.micromark.com
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Old 11-29-2004, 11:10 AM   #8
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Check out Sherline mills, good prices and you can upgrade to CNC very easily.... Another good machine is a Smithy 3 in one....

You can also do small stuff with a router or drill press....
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if you know cad..the software is very easy to use...
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Old 11-29-2004, 10:47 PM   #10
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I can do the draft...but in my city i think no one is gonna do the making for me.... the shops look for good profit, model or machine shops

I am trying to dig out folks who are in heli/plane RC, perhaps they have the equip and help me out a bit.....but not many of them in my city anyway
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If you want a good quality mill or lathe, check out Taig Tools http://www.taigtools.com/
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mini lathe and mill
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Old 11-30-2004, 01:20 AM   #13
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Many parts that are plastic in nature can be molded at home.
http://www.reproduce100s.com/faq.html
While I've not ordered that information I've seen this done and its very feasible and fairly cheap.
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if you know cad..the software is very easy to use...
Anyone ever ordered from them?
Please share your experience.
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Anyone ever ordered from them?
Please share your experience.
Yes, please share any experiences! I'm figuring out the eMachineShop software and I'm having some trouble setting Material. I keep getting this error message...
Error: Part material thickness (0.118") is not appropriate for your design height considering machine used in the design. Please select another thickness above 0.118" using Job | Material or use another machine.
Neat little program but it needs work. I'm anxious to see what price they give me for this part.
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