I WANT TO HAVE SOMETHING MACHINED. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
It is very simple,
1. Show us your design or idea (in CAD, drawing or sketch).
2. We see which is the best way to make it.
3. We send you a quotation.
4. We ask for the material if we don't have it.
5. We make and check the parts.
6. We deliver them or arrange the shipping.
We can help you choose the materials and shape of the design.
-What files do you need?
If you have your drawing in your computer, having the DXF (2D) or STEP (3D) files will save us some work. We draw in millimetres. It is important to know the general dimensions of your design so we can ensure we are on the same scale.
-Exactly what materials do you work with?
The workspace of the mill is 1300 x 2500 x 200 mm. Materials:
Wood: solid wood, engineered woods like plywood, OSB, fibreboard, particleboards...
Plastics like Delrin (POM), Nylon (PA6), Teflon (PTFE), Methacrylate (PMMA) and others. Carbon fibre, styrofoam.
Solid Surface plastics such as Corian, Avonite, Krion, etc.
Soft metals: Aluminium, Copper, Brass, Bronze...
Trespa, Plasterboard, gypsum board and similar cladding boards.
For laser cutting, also hard metals.
-Can you make a part for testing?
Certainly, and in some cases it is advisable to validate surface finish or assembly tolerances. Test parts have standard tariffs, but a small part is enough to test what is needed.
-How long will it take to produce?
It depends on a number of factors and we give you an estimate with the quotation. Generally we squeeze little jobs like letters and signs in between other projects, and we do them in just a few days.
-Will anybody copy the design I send you?
We like open source initiatives, but we understand very well the need to protect intellectual property and we commit to use the information you give us with the only purpose of delivering your order.