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Big Blue Saw Blog General Updates

Announcing: Metal Finishing for Aluminum and Stainless Steel

We're happy to announce two new options to help make your parts look their best: Basic Finish and Bead Blast. These two options reduce the handling and machining marks on waterjet-cut parts and provide a more refined appearance; perfect for making artwork, control panels, or anything decorative look its best. For more information about finishing, please read the FAQ on finishing. {yuizoom finishing/400px/allParts.jpg|finishing/allParts.jpg}

Look for more metal finishing options to come in the near future. Let us know what types of finishing (deburring, anodizing, powder coating, polishing...) you're most interested in by posting a comment here or by e-mailing info@bigbluesaw.com.

Andrew Lindsey's Little Walking Robot

From the workshop of Andrew Lindsey comes this remarkable walking robot.

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My favorite features are

  • The glowing indicator light made from a uranium-glass marble flanked by six high-power UV LEDs.
  • The fact that it can flip itself over and run upside-down just as easily as right side up.

Most of the external metalwork was done by Mr. Lindsey, but he used Big Blue Saw to make the internal frame. He writes

The primary chassis of the robot is made from a single piece of waterjet-cut steel plate from Big Blue Saw. I was originally reluctant to order parts made for the robot as I wanted as much of it as possible to be hand-made, but having parts custom-cut turned out to be a very good idea. I was able to get some very complex and organic pieces of metal made with great precision, which eliminated issues with servo alignment in previous versions.

Read more about it at his blog or see photos in the Flickr photoset.

Spline support for DXF files

We now support the SPLINE entity on uploaded DXF files. Splines are only available in the DXF specification R13 or later.

Google Checkout feedback confirms it: our customers love us

{yuizoom ratings-june2009-small.png|ratings-june2009.png} Most stores that use Google Checkout have listings on Google Shopping that shows their seller rating. We don't sell stuff that could be listed there, though; everything we make is custom! Thus, you, our customers, can't see our ratings. So I thought I'd post our ratings here for all to see.

Our average score is 4.8/5. Nobody has rated us lower than a 4/5. That's pretty darn good. Thank you, customers!

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