I'd really like to have some pieces laser cut for my quadcopter, but since I'm not willing to plop down several grand for a laser cutter, I'm looking for some options. Does anyone know of any laser cutting services where, for example, you can upload a design and have them cut your parts from 3mm plywood and mail them to you? If these types of services do exist, what might make one better than another?
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If you are just cutting plywood and you want to prototype, buy your own CNC machine:
Thanks, everyone, for the info. I'll look into the companies that you guys have suggested.
I appreciate your help.
I don't know where you live but this bloke is worth a try.
Ph 07 54657897
For carbon fiber a different laser is required - than for wood. This outfit might do it.
On a similar topic, does anyone have any suggestions for finding someone to custom cut carbon fiber plates?
I've got a contact that I work with who is in this industry and knows a lot of folks. I asked him about it and he said if you would let us know where you are located he can see if there's someone local that he knows.
You might see if there's a local hackerspace. They will almost certainly have a laser cutter.
I noticed Pololu has one : http://www.pololu.com/product/749
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