Originally Posted by jfenwick
Do you get your acrylic, steel and aluminum CNC work done at the same shop? Not many shops around here handling acrylic that I've run into, just doesn't seem to be the same level of demand.
Should have seen the place I was in today...crazy, 50 foot horizontal and vertical CNC laithes and milling machines for aircraft turbine engines. I could drive my van through the workpieces :P Mind blowing to see these things operating.
WOW! I'd love to have seen that! I have contracted a fulltime machinist, the mill is in his garage, he works from his home. He has a 5 axis HAAS cnc mill and HAAS cnc lathe.
If you ever need something machined, post your job on Craigslist! under "services", "skilled trade" this is how I found my machinist. Theres skilled independents looking for work all of the time.
I'm making a notch in the access panel lip to accomondate this 120mm machined aluminum Turbo fan grill
First measure out where to cut notch in left access panel, so it clears the panel lip
Using dremel with re-inforced cutting wheel to cut the notch
Cleaning the cut with hand file