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Old 11-10-2005, 08:04 PM
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Custom carbon fiber machinework??

Would any of you guys know where one might get, say, a chassis made? Looking to get a 2.5 or 2.0mm version of the 415 chassis cut since the MS version has been discontinued.

If anyone can point me in the direction of a suitable aftermarket replacement, that would be great, too
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Old 11-10-2005, 10:50 PM
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getting a one off chassis cut is probably not going to be cost effective. The setup fee's etc would make it very costly. You really need to cut many sheets of 18X24 cf and sell them to make it worth your while.
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Old 11-11-2005, 12:32 AM
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Not only are one off parts expensive,

But machining carbon fiber is a beoch. It makes all kinds of little splinters, and hazardous dust. Not many shops are going to want to do it unless they are set up for it.

Try BMI.
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Old 11-11-2005, 01:11 AM
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Try DragonPlate
"We now can CNC machine your carbon fiber laminate or veneer to your final dimensions. All we need is CAD file in AutoCAD, Solid Works format or DFX file. If you do not have a CAD drawing, we can make one for you. Just send us a completely dimensioned sketch."

A local company asked for 350$ to lasercut a plate from aluminium. I could have gotten it down to 100 a piece if I took 100 pcs. I declined.
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Old 11-11-2005, 11:50 PM
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Things are nice when you get at least a 100 part order.

Less than that, and the economic pricipal isn't there.

Programming and set up consumes so much.........
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helo not to sure if these will but defently worth a try.
http://www.fibre-lyte.co.uk/
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I think your best bet would be to ask an R/C company to help you out. You're much more likely to get a better price from say, BMI, than a larger industrial design company. Also, if you need any help with an AutoCAD or a Solidworks drawing, give me a PM.
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The best bet is to actually but a 415 MS, keep the chassis and sell the rest of the car for parts!

I have a BNIB TRF415 MS for sale if anyone is interested !
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Here's a couple places that do one-off machining.

http://www.dynotech-racing.com/

http://www.outfrontframes.com/
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Originally Posted by XrayFK
I think your best bet would be to ask an R/C company to help you out. You're much more likely to get a better price from say, BMI, than a larger industrial design company. Also, if you need any help with an AutoCAD or a Solidworks drawing, give me a PM.
I am fluent with Solidworks, pretty good program......Too bad I lost it when moving.
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Old 11-13-2005, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by SMcpot
Would any of you guys know where one might get, say, a chassis made? Looking to get a 2.5 or 2.0mm version of the 415 chassis cut since the MS version has been discontinued.

If anyone can point me in the direction of a suitable aftermarket replacement, that would be great, too
Dude I've just made a 2mm chassis for my 415, just came back from it's maiden run. Qd 3rd and finished 2nd with it on medium grip carpet/rubber/19T at a major regional meeting. I can have you one cut if you want, there are pics on the 415 thread, they must be 1 page back at worst.
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Old 11-14-2005, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by TRF415boy
Dude I've just made a 2mm chassis for my 415, just came back from it's maiden run. Qd 3rd and finished 2nd with it on medium grip carpet/rubber/19T at a major regional meeting. I can have you one cut if you want, there are pics on the 415 thread, they must be 1 page back at worst.
I saw that.....looks like a nice piece. How much would something like that go for?
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Old 11-14-2005, 04:35 PM
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...and thanks to all those that replied. Gotta start making some phone calls
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Try out http://www.emachineshop.com/

They provide free software and pricing. I am going to be working on a tspec chassis.
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ask James Newburg is the Wisconsin & Illinois Racers section in trackside or Road Rage....he makes nice custom chassis stuff
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