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Author: Subject: Can anyone do me a quick DXF drawing?
smart51

posted on 12/3/20 at 11:02 AM Reply With Quote
Can anyone do me a quick DXF drawing?

I would like to have some laser cut steel, but I need a DXF drawing. It's a simple bar with round ends and 3 circular holes as in this sketch:


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If you're good with CAD, could you do me a favour and draw up my sketch please? Ta!

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nick205

posted on 12/3/20 at 12:03 PM Reply With Quote
Sadly I don't have access to CAD software anymore or I would.

You might ask "Loggyboy" on here - IIRC he can do this kind of thing.

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loggyboy

posted on 12/3/20 at 12:14 PM Reply With Quote
All done and saved here:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ap9mOeT8wwLkrm-ovaVj0DUzpj87

[Edited on 12-3-20 by loggyboy]





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loggyboy

posted on 12/3/20 at 12:31 PM Reply With Quote
You can view it to check it by registering here
https://viewer.autodesk.com/designviews





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smart51

posted on 12/3/20 at 12:37 PM Reply With Quote
Wow that's great! Thank you!
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loggyboy

posted on 12/3/20 at 12:46 PM Reply With Quote
No problem, let me know if its not as you sketched, - but should be ok, its simple enough even for me!





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smart51

posted on 12/3/20 at 10:21 PM Reply With Quote
I submitted the DXF for quoting. I've had 2 back. £60 and £70. The £70 guys did say that was their minimum order and that I could have 53 cut for the same price if I wanted them. Is that about right for laser cutting. Cheap enough each, but you've got to have loads done?
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Fred W B

posted on 13/3/20 at 06:23 AM Reply With Quote
You don't spec the thickness, and is it only one? If its 1.6, 2 or 3 mm thick you could have made one out of 20 mm flat bar with a hacksaw, grinder or file and drill by now.

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Fred W B

[Edited on 13/3/20 by Fred W B]





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smart51

posted on 13/3/20 at 07:00 AM Reply With Quote
I asked for 3mm thick mild steel and wanted 5 of them, but that's bye the bye. The £70 guys have a £15 set up fee and charge about £1.50 each for the parts. Rather than sell me 5 for £22.50, they say £70 minimum order, you can have 53, or any quantity less than that for the minimum price.
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WallerZero

posted on 13/3/20 at 07:35 AM Reply With Quote
Have a look at watercutting, generally cheaper, especially if you can provide the material





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MikeR

posted on 13/3/20 at 11:10 AM Reply With Quote
Some people fit parts into other jobs if you're not in a rush. Unfortunately I can't remember anyone who does right now.
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coyoteboy

posted on 15/3/20 at 09:57 AM Reply With Quote
You're paying for someone's time and skills, not the metal. Setup charges are usually the big cost on small stuff like this. They might say the set up fee is 15, but it's not, the reason the moq is there is to cover the setup.
As mentioned, you'd be better with a hacksaw and grimder if 70 quid for a custom part is too much. A laser or wj cutter will likely still need your holes opening up to the correct diam.

[Edited on 15/3/20 by coyoteboy]





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Big T

posted on 15/3/20 at 06:57 PM Reply With Quote
Do you still require this doing? I do it for a living so drop me a message and hopefully we can sort something out. Very happy to help.
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Big T

posted on 15/3/20 at 06:58 PM Reply With Quote
Iíve just seen youíve had this sorted, although Iíll leave the previous reply there for anyone else that searches it in the future. I have access to a plasma and laser, so if anyone does need anything please drop me a message.
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