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Old 07-25-11, 08:42 PM
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need cnc machine for prototype near nyc

i have this incredibly awesome part i want to make and sell. its for bmx its a special type of hub guard. all i need is either a small chunk of heat treated cromo or 7000 alum about 3" by 3" by 3" machines in two dimensions that's it! its so incredibly simple and easy to make i think it could be made in the USA and still be super cheap and sell well.

suggestion on people/places to make me the prototype? i can send you the dimensions and pay pal you and you can mail it back to me if you would like.
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Old 07-25-11, 08:58 PM
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If you need to stay near NYC, try this:

http://tinyurl.com/mailorder-custom-cnc

But if you are open to mail order, you will probably find a better price. Try this:

http://tinyurl.com/NewYorkCNC
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Old 07-26-11, 12:29 PM
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The material is going to cost you $50 for 3,in 70 series aluminum and alot more than that in 4130,plus set up time and machining.Hope your planning on making alot of them.

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it costs 50 bucks for a 3" square block of 7000 series aluminum? how come finished products that are similar made of 4130 or 7000 series aluminum only cost like $20, ie; high end pegs and other hub guards? I know most of them are made overseas. I just need prototypes to make sure they don't break when you grind on them, i need the msrp to be like $20 - 30 USD so they need to cost me 5-10 each from Taiwan or wherever. im thinking its going to need to be forged then machined out of heat treated 4140 in Taiwan. i dont think aluminum has the shear strength I need, but it will be fine for the prototypes.
I would really like one aluminum one and one cromo one. I budgeted a couple hundred dollars to make them.

Biggest problem is I don't have or know how to use auto-cad. I could learn but I don't have time I wanna get these things done by back to school time, one of the reasons I would love to find an American manufacturer.
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to the people that pmed me i need your emails because i cant email you back until i have 50 posts.
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Hate to tell you but metal doesn't come in 3x3x3 cubes.So unless your going to use drops for prototype material,70 series aluminum in small quantities is not cheap.A 3x3x3 drop is going to cost you $10-$15 bucks.

New material will come 3x3x12 is a standard size.

For a couple hundred bucks you MIGHT be able to get somebody to make your parts on a manual machine,depending on the time involved.2 or 3 hundred dollars will buy a tool bit or 2 for a CNC machine.

Good luck,we need more stuff made here but it's hard to compete against another country with labor rates 20 times lower than ours.

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to the people that pmed me i need your emails because i cant email you back until i have 50 posts.
Did you get my email?
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Look at protolabs.com or firstcut.com. They are the same people. They do fast turn around (under a week) machined parts out of aluminum, and do it faster, and cheaper than most of the 4-8 week lead time shops I've used in Indianapolis. If you don't like their web page you can just call them. My contact was Jenna Nyman, who does return phone calls, nearly always with 24 hours. You will however need a 3d model. Their phone # is 877.479.3680. I have CAD software on my PC and will send you a PM.
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