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    Lightbulb Designing for waterjet/laser cut parts.

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    We've often heard from electric motorcycle and other EV enthusiasts that the limitations of waterjet and laser cutting make it difficult to complete their build with waterjet or laser cut parts. So we've developed and recorded various techniques for working with waterjet or laser cut parts to make it easier to build brackets, frames, and more. Check out the articles we've written to help you get the most out of waterjet or laser cutting:


    http://www.bigbluesaw.com/articles-list/big-blue-saw-designing-for-waterjet.html

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    Simon,

    I love your website. I went from knowing nothing about waterjet cutting to knowing exactly what to expect, including the limitations and artifacts of the process, choosing hole size, etc. And the instant quote feature is...money. The inkscape plugin worked perfectly. I've recently put over 600 miles on my conversion which has the frame/mount/battery support structure built from 3/8 and 1/8 inch Al cut in your shop. It all went together easier than expected. Thanks and keep up the great work!

    Aaron


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    Looks awesome. Is that the same machine that's on your website?

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    Thanks...Yes, the photo above was to show the cut metal before painting.

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    I now have a blog post up highlighting some of the Royal E-field work done with Big Blue Saw:
    http://www.bigbluesaw.com/big-blue-s...cut-parts.html

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    Quick note: there's a sale on 1/4" aluminum 6061 next week. Make sure your design works with the online quoting system: http://www.bigbluesaw.com/quote

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    If you're reading this, you may want to take a look at our guide to custom motor mounts, bearing blocks, and other custom parts for electric motorcycles:
    https://www.bigbluesaw.com/articles-...that-move.html

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    We're getting ready for our next sale on custom waterjet cut parts. We need your help deciding which material to choose.


    Vote now for our next sale material!

    Also, be sure to subscribe to our mailling list for the latest news about the sale, plus other tips.

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    The votes are in and we have a winner. Aluminum 6061 is the reigning champion of sale material.

    We're having a sale on custom waterjet cutting April 11-April 12. Orders placed online for 0.25 inch thick aluminum 6061 CNC waterjet cut parts will automatically receive a quantity discount. Read more about it on our website.

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    Thanks to everyone who participated in the sale!

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