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I want to introduce you to the newest member of the Big Blue Saw Custom Part Army: Ghost Raptor! Ghost Raptor will compete in BattleBots 2020, this time featuring a rotating aluminum alloy "hammer" which has been custom waterjet cut by Big Blue Saw!

The team is captained by long time veteran Chuck Pitzer and is returning better than ever after sitting out the last couple years.

Here's what we expect the new Ghost Raptor to look like when finished:

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The final parts cut and ready to ship:

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Do you need parts that are this tough? Let us know: email info@bigbluesaw.com for a quote or call us at 678-439-7626 (678-WAY-SAW-4).

In cases you didn't notice, spring is here, and we've got some good news to help celebrate. You can save up to 35% on custom waterjet cut parts in one of our biggest sales ever!

Now through April 1, use coupon code SPRING20 to save 20% off of orders of waterjet cut parts of $125 or more. Or use code SPRING35 to save even more: 35% off of orders of $399 or more!

This applies only to online orders of waterjet cutting only, not laser or low-taper waterjet.

We'll keep running as long as it's safe for our workers and customers. We make parts for critical industries such as health care and agriculture, so these orders of course are our top priority.

Upload those designs now to get an instant quote and order!

At this difficult time, we at Big Blue Saw want you to know that the health and well being our customers and employees are our highest concern. All of our employees have been trained on the hygiene practices and social distancing recommended by the CDC to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Employees who are able to work from home have been asked to do so. Employees who need to be on site to make your parts have been told to take extra precautions. Thankfully, we have a large facility with plenty of space!

On the positive front, none of our major suppliers (e.g. for raw stock materials) have reported or predicted any disruptions. We are 100% continuing on schedule and fulfilling your orders!

This is especially critical right now because we are currently processing orders in our shop for medical equipment directly needed for combating COVID-19. These orders are our top priority and we want to do all that we can to keep everyone safe. If you or someone you know needs parts for medical equipment, please let us know so we can do our part in helping out.

We know that many businesses and people are struggling due to the current economic disruption and slowdown. If you're out there and reading this, we have a special deal for you. Through April 1, we're offering deep discounts on custom waterjet cut parts. When ordering online, use the coupon code SPRING35 to save 35% off of orders of $399 or more of waterjet cut parts. With coupon code SPRING20, save 20% off of orders of $125 or more in waterjet cut parts. This applies only to online orders of waterjet cutting only, not laser or low-taper waterjet.

The virus will be be gone eventually, and in the meanwhile, there is still much work to be done. Stay healthy and keep your loved ones safe.

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The Big Blue Saw Custom Part Army refers to all of the fantastic fighting robots we sponsor. We'd like to welcome Overhaul, a team based not far from our Atlanta headquarters. Internet-famous roboteer Charles Guan captains the team. Here's what they had to say about Big Blue Saw's involvement in Overhaul's construction:

A heartfelt welcome aboard to Big Blue Saw, our hometown favorite for waterjet and laser cutting on-demand custom parts from your drawings - as you know, a robot is basically a massive collection of one-off parts, and we're glad to have them behind us.

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UHMW plastic, steel 1018, grade 5 titanium, and aluminum 6061 parts waterjet cut for Overhaul. The parts include sprockets, forks, brackets, and armor.

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A closeup of some of the aluminum sprockets and brackets.

Overhaul will be competing at BattleBots in April, with matches airing on Discovery later this year. Good luck to them!

And remember: if you need custom sprockets, brackets, or structural pieces made from aluminum, steel, titanium, plastic, or other materials, please get a quote from our online quoting system or call 678-929-7294 (678-WAY-SAW-4).

Those of you who follow us know that we love to build custom parts for robots. No robots grab people's attention quite like the ones that compete at BattleBots. These robots go through some of the toughest conditions imaginable, having to stand up to deadly spinning disks, mighty hammers, flamethrowers, and much more.

The robots in the Big Blue Saw Custom Part Army all rely on parts made by Big Blue Saw. I'd like to highlight 2 returning members of the Custom Part Army who will be competing at BattleBots in 2020: Extinguisher and P1 Evo.

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This fire-engine-themed robot has an upgraded drive system and more powerful axe for 2020. Team leader John Flaacke is hoping to bring the championship trophy home to Florida.

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A fan drawing of the new Extinguisher by @calebrobotart

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The aluminum alloy axe arm, fresh off the waterjet.


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AR500 parts for Extinguisher being cut on one of our waterjet machines.

P1 Evo
In 2020, P1 Evo (formerly just P1) is created and operated by manufacturing engineer Brandon Zalinsky and mechanical engineering student Luke Bittenbinder. P1 Evo features a racing theme and is designed to be fast and toss opponents around with its front flipper.
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An early rendering of P1 Evo

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AR500 forks waterjet cut by Big Blue Saw.

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Aluminum and AR steel parts made for P1 Evo.

Need custom parts like these that will stand up to the toughest conditions like P1 Evo and Extinguisher? Donā€™t hesitate to upload your designs to our online quoting system and order them now! Or call 678-929-7294 to speak with customer advocates if you've got questions about custom parts.