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General Updates


Be sure to check out the latest additions to our customer
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First up are Carlo Bertocchini's RoBoxers. For more information about building and competing with your own RoBoxer, visit the official RoBoxer website.


Next, we present the live steam hamster wheel from David Wegmuller. Don't miss the video at YouTube.



I'm happy to announce that we've begun testing Big Blue Saw Designer. This tool lets you design your part and get a quote online. Try it out and let us know what you think.

Link.


As you've probably noticed, Big Blue Saw's website has a new, slick appearance on all pages. This is just one of many wonderful changes you'll see in the coming months.


At the suggestion of our customers, we've added a price break when you order 5 or more parts. Previously, you had to order at least 10 parts to receive a price break. For parts made of inexpensive materials that were easy to cut, it didn't matter much, as each part was fairly cheap. But it made ordering a few expensive parts too pricy for for many of you.


I've been looking for a good example of this kind of construction for a while now. The idea behind this is that you can assemble a series of thin pieces together to make a continuous, arbitrarily complex curvy surface. Of course, your accuracy will be limited by the thickness of the pieces.

This is a 3D surface function made from a series of thin pieces. It looks like cardboard. The pieces were laser cut.

I've also read about prototype rocket bells being created using a similar technique.

Link.