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General Updates


Customer George Collins recently wrote in to tell us about his experience at RoboGames. His robots were built with parts from Big Blue Saw.

His walking robot Scurrier, shown above, was beat by 1/100th of a second for second place in its category. In the autonomous fighting robot category, George's Decapitron took second.

Read more about Decapitron, Scurrier, and many other wonderful things at George's website.

Says the talented Mr. Collins regarding Big Blue Saw:

My robots are so much better now that I know how to cut parts. I used to make them from peanut tins and plastic shoe boxes. Thank you.

What cool things have you built with Big Blue Saw? Let us know in the comments section or by e-mailing


At Big Blue Saw, we try our best to give our customers what they want. Based on intense Facebook discussion, it's clear that our customers want aluminum 5052. So, we're proud to announce that we're putting it on sale this month, April 23 to 26, 2012.

Place your online order of 1/8 inch thick aluminum 5052 parts during the sale and you will automatically receive the discount normally reserved for orders of 100 pieces or more. If you only need to order 1 or 2 pieces, this means a savings of up to 70%! And, if you are new to Big Blue Saw, this is a great way to see what we can help you achieve.

Our customers chose aluminum 5052 and it's easy to see why. 5052 is strong, light weight, and easy to weld. Its high corrosion resistance makes it ideal for use near the ocean or for parts that are exposed to the elements. Many people prize 5052 for another important characteristic, its ability to be bent and formed. Unlike 6061 alloy, 5052 can be bent with a fairly tight radius without cracking.

Take advantage of this sale and spread the word. Find out how Big Blue Saw can take your designs and deliver them to your doorstep with a few clicks of the mouse.

Acrylic plastic is one of our most popular materials, and with good reason. It's inexpensive, and looks great when laser cut.

That's why we're happy today to announce 6 new thicknesses of clear acrylic plastic in our online quoting system ready to be used to make your design. The new sizes are 0.06 inch (1.5 mm), 0.08 inch (2 mm), 0.125 inch, 0.177 (4.5 mm), 0.25 inch, and 0.354 inch (9mm).


In the image above, you can see the various material thicknesses. From left to right in the top row is 0.354 inch, 0.25 inch, 0.236 inch, and 0.177 inch clear acrylic. The bottom row has 0.125 inch, 0.118 inch, 0.08 inch, and 0.06 inch clear acrylic.

Most acrylic fans know that the clear polymer is generally sold in metric thicknesses. However, our new offerings include two standard inch thicknesses, 1/8 and 1/4 inches thick.


Shown for comparison, a quarter is about 0.069 inches (1.75 millimeters) thick, and a dime is 0.053 inches (1.35 millimeters) thick. So a dime and a quarter together are about the same thickness as our 0.118 inch (3 mm) thick material.

As always, let us know if you would like your parts made from any material that's not in our online quoting system, and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

From our customer Rubbergunner comes this fantastic device. It's the first rubber band gun I've ever seen that's capable of fully automatic fire. It's the perfect weapon for holding off a horde of zombie officemates.


Here's a video with some more details about the construction of the MagMek-18, as well as a shout out to Big Blue Saw. We salute you, Rubbergunner!

This Guy has been in the news a lot recently, so I was inspired to create my own mask based upon the late 1980's comic book series.


The material is P95 frosted clear acrylic, and the design was laser cut and engraved.

Now I just have to decide is whether to become a terrorist or a freedom fighter.


Happy Vth of November, everyone.