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Big Blue Saw Blog General Updates

New Laser, New Laser Material, and a Sale on Laser Cutting

We have three great pieces of news.

1. We now have a brand spanking new 100 watt Emission Technologies laser cutting and engraving machine. This will allow us to process a whole host of new materials and do it faster than ever before.

2. We're adding a couple new materials right now which work great with the new laser: black acetal plastic and clear PETG plastic. Both of these are very durable plastics that produce high quality parts when cut with a laser. Look for more varieties and colors of laserable materials to be added to the website in the coming months, including wood products, plastic, and more.

3. We're running our biggest sale ever on laser cutting. ALL laser cutting is on sale now through the end of the year. You can save up to 50% or more off of our regular laser cutting prices.

Keep watching for more details about the sale and information about our new materials.

Rendering changes and finishing price reductions

Image We have updated the rendering of 2D and 3D parts quoting and ordering pages. We hope you like the new look.

We also made some significant changes to how prices are calculated for our Basic Finish option. This will reduce the cost of this finish significantly for most parts.

Big Blue Saw's Fall Sale

We are proud to announce Big Blue Saw's latest sale.

This is a two day sale scheduled for Monday, October 5, and Tuesday, October 6. We're giving you advance notice so you will have plenty of time to prepare your order for the most bang for your buck.

During our sale, we're offering a special deal on parts made from 1/4" (0.25") aluminum 6061 alloy. All orders placed using our online check out for 1/4"(0.25") aluminium 6061 alloy parts made by low-taper waterjet will automatically receive a quantity discount.

This is a great opportunity to try our some of our new finishing options, as well.

Remember, we at Big Blue Saw base our sales on what you, the customers, ask for most frequently. Therefore, be sure to leave us plenty of feedback so we can continue to serve your needs.

 

 

 

 

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.

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