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    Post  matt.chopper Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:41 pm

    I have learnt to use a CAD program called Catia through a school program. This part design process gives a CNC router code to the cut the part out.

    I am willing to design any part of blasters that you want.
    Depending on the size of the part the price for re-creating the part may vary. I am not going to charge very much for these services so just post in this thread if you need anything.

    I will need precise measurements of the part you would like me to re-create.

    Here is a picture of some of my work.(It's not finished)

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    Post  mattman280 Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:49 pm

    That's cool man. Is this a one off thing, or can you have access to this whenever you want?

    Also what material can you cut out of plastic and aluminium?

    Can you do round stuff ie plungers and tubes?

    I will be interested in some stuff, would be good to bring some samples to the war this weekend
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    Post  matt.chopper Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:54 pm

    I don't actually cut the stuff out. I design the parts for the person to cut out. I could easily take the file to a person with a router. Any material can be used in this process except for lead(lol). I can design round things and irregular shaped peices.

    I also have access to a laser printer and laser cutter.
    These things are not at my house but they are all free resources except for the laser printer.
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    Post  melbourneSTORM4eva Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:22 pm

    You should use Pro desktop, That's what I think it's called anyway... It's a program I use at school in Graphics...It's the same concept as the program you use, but has more features, Just a suggestion.


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    Post  thestick Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:01 pm

    Good work on that drawing Matt. From what i hear Catia is one of the higher-end CAD/CAM programs and and if you have the opportunity to play with it, take it as far as you can.

    I can make the same drawings for people in autoCAD so if Matt is to busy to do the work, hit me up
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    Post  phuonguyen Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:09 pm

    Seeing as we're putting up CAD drawings I'll chuck up some of mine.

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    Post  Silent Scope Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:47 pm

    Hmm...



    I'm currently using SolidWorks in the RMIT engineering facilities. I'm wondering whether the file formats I use in that program will be compatible with Catia. If so, I may be requesting to have some real custom-made parts for my current projects in exchange for any other services rather than cash (namely custom-tailored catches and triggers in particular).


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    Post  matt.chopper Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:52 am

    melbourneSTORM4eva wrote:You should use Pro desktop, That's what I think it's called anyway... It's a program I use at school in Graphics...It's the same concept as the program you use, but has more features, Just a suggestion.


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    Catia is a lot better than that graphics program you speak of. They use this to design planes in Australia.
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    Post  Guest Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:37 am

    Hey, was wondering about a recon plunger. I would be willing to pay a fair bit for it. Please PM me or something if this will be possible.
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    Post  matt.chopper Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:01 am

    Silent Scope wrote:Hmm...



    I'm currently using SolidWorks in the RMIT engineering facilities. I'm wondering whether the file formats I use in that program will be compatible with Catia. If so, I may be requesting to have some real custom-made parts for my current projects in exchange for any other services rather than cash (namely custom-tailored catches and triggers in particular).

    Im not sure if all files are compatible but there is like 100 different ways to save a file on Catia. I'll look into it though.

    Miles wrote:Hey, was wondering about a recon plunger. I would be willing to pay a fair bit for it. Please PM me or something if this will be possible.

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    Post  Psykka Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:11 am

    Some kind of error or stupidity on my part has caused a double post.

    Sorry


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    Post  Psykka Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:18 am

    Miles wrote:Hey, was wondering about a recon plunger. I would be willing to pay a fair bit for it. Please PM me or something if this will be possible.

    Chrisb sells them. He has like a whole massive thread and a website about it.... Ask him

    Also Matt if you make plans for anything give them to Chris. I'd say it will save him a lot of time and allow him to make more stuff for all of us.


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    Post  matt.chopper Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:28 am

    ok cool
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    Post  -Aj- Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:04 am

    fun fact, one of the places I work at manufactures the balsa blocks that the Co2 powered car in the OP will be machined out of

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    Post  Psykka Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:14 am

    -Aj- wrote:fun fact, one of the places I work at manufactures the balsa blocks that the Co2 powered car in the OP will be machined out of

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    We made those kind of cars back in high school. We hand machined them though. They are good fun.


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    Post  matt.chopper Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:46 pm

    Psykka wrote:
    -Aj- wrote:fun fact, one of the places I work at manufactures the balsa blocks that the Co2 powered car in the OP will be machined out of

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    We made those kind of cars back in high school. We hand machined them though. They are good fun.

    Yeah I participate in this program. They do about 20 metres in about 1.1 seconds so I find it rather cool.
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    Post  Atlas8817 Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:06 pm

    Our school is also participating in the REA F1 in Schools thingy. Matt I don't thinkt they would let you use the router in school or any place else for that matter. If you screwed it up it would have big consequences. Our school has to hire a guy in London to fix our router because one student got some measurements wrong and it went haywire ( something like that at least ). And another thing, it's easy to gte the measurements wrong in Catia and , lets say a plunger tube, how are you going to achieched the curved surfaces at that thickness, would you Edge Fillet?

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