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The University of Northern Colorado Space Grant Team is working on a new rover for this year's DemoSet contest. You may recall seeing an article about their first rover on our website. This new rover features an aluminum frame with parts cut by Big Blue Saw. Casey Kuhns posted some photos of the work in progress over on flickr.

Our use of Google Checkout has landed us a spot on the Official Google Checkout Blog.

Many of Big Blue Saw's customers are small businesses developing new products to sell to customers. Many of them are not aware that the US federal government offers a tax credit for research and development of new products. Now, I'm not a tax expert, but it appears that this tax credit is worth looking into. It means filling out IRS form 6765 with your tax return.

Many states, including Georgia, also offer a similar tax credit.

So, if you use Big Blue Saw for R&D, consult your tax expert about ways to save on your business taxes.

One of our customers is working on a very interesting project: a human electric trike. Some of the waterjet cut parts from Big Blue Saw are visible in this blog post.

Aluminum seems to be a popular material, so we've added a few new aluminum 6061 stock thicknesses. There is now 6061 aluminum from 0.025 inches all the way up to 1 inch thick.