Customer Success Stories

We've been getting a lot of work for people creating custom audio components and DJ control panels. DJ Tech Tools user TABS created this excellent control panel using Big Blue Saw. He also wrote a nice review of Big Blue Saw's services.

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Our price for a part like this is approximately $25 each, with the price coming down to the $20 range if you order 10 or more.

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You may have heard of FarmBot, an open source robot for automatically growing and managing the lifecycle of plants. It turns out that the first FarmBots are being made with parts from Big Blue Saw. Here's what Rory Aronson of the FarmBot project had to say about Big Blue Saw:

At FarmBot.io, we’ve been fortunate to work with a fantastic water jet cutting service provider named Big Blue Saw. Big Blue Saw is attractive for us to use because they are an online-first service that really caters to their customer’s needs. On their website you can upload a .DXF file of your parts, choose your material and quantity, and receive an instant quote for free. If the price looks right, you can place the order right then and there, and your parts will arrive at your doorstep within a week or two!

 

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Here's the FarmBot in action. See if you can spot the waterjet cut aluminum parts.

You can keep up with the latest FarmBot developments on their blog, or follow the project on Twitter. They recently got FarmBot to plant its first seeds!

Fresh out of my e-mail inbox comes this fixture from a customer who wishes to remain anonymous. 

(Of course, at Big Blue Saw we keep your designs confidential. We also keep the fact that you're even a customer confidential as well. Many of the things we make end up in finished products, and our customers see Big Blue Saw's service as a competitive advantage. [Many are happy to provide testimonials, thankfully.] )

The structural pieces  were waterjet cut by Big Blue Saw from 1/4 inch thick aluminum 6061 and assembled by the customer using off the shelf hardware. The design uses tab-and-slot with the pieces held together with through bolts as in tensioned plate construction.

The customer says:


These are medium-load holding fixtures.  Using BBS for these type of fixtures saves us 50%+ on traditional tooling and also allows us to build instrument & medium load machines in a clean office!  (No welding, milling, sawing, etc - -just a few fasteners and counter-sinks.)  These fixtures are doing the job of machined 1/4" Al C-channel assemblies.


Got any parts you would like to show off or want to tell us how we are doing? Let us know!

Here's a look at some of the wonderful things that have been created with Big Blue Saw.

Items made with Big Blue Saw and waterjet