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Starting April 18, 2022, quoting and ordering will begin moving from Big Blue Saw to the Xometry website. You'll continue to be able to get fast service and instant quotes, in addition addition to a whole host of new materials and manufacturing processes!

When Zac O'Donnell needed replacement parts for his 30 pound fighting robot Magneato, he turned to Big Blue Saw.

Originally designed in Alibre Design, Zac was able to export DXF files to use with our online ordering system to order parts made from 1/8 inch thick aluminum 7075. Magneato's name comes from its magnetic clutch which connects a flywheel to a powerful lifting arm. This lets Magneato toss its opponents around the arena with ease.

Have a look at Zac's Magneato build album for more details.

The 7075 aluminum Zac used has a tensile strength about 85% higher than the more common 6061 alloy. That makes it ideal for applications where the parts need to be able to take a beating. Zac has competed with Magneato at NERC events since 2014.

Here's a video of Magneato in action at this year's NERC Franklin Institute competition. Are your robot parts this tough? Let us know!

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