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General Updates

From the mind of Erik Laughlin comes this amazing robot he created for the Mech Warfare competition. This robot was custom designed using using Autodesk Inventor 2011 and includes many black acetal parts laser cut by Big Blue Saw.


Erik tells us that this machine, called Draco_08, has 16 servo motors and took him about a year to design and build. Its impressive appearance is no doubt due to Erik's background in sculpture.


Take a look at these fantastic videos of Draco_o8 in action:

Read more about Draco_08 on The Trossen Robotics forums.


Visit Erik's new website at


I'm live blogging from the Ferst Center on the campus of Georgia Tech. One of my customers, Jamison Go (better known as Tony Stark/Iron Man), is up for the Inventure Prize. Watch the event on Georgia Public Broadcasting right now and vote for Team Velociryder for the People's Choice Award!

Text to VELO or 8356 to 22333 at the end of the show to vote.

You asked for it; here it is! UPS 2nd Day Air shipping has arrived. This has been a popular choice for our offline customer orders, so we decided to add it to our standard list of shipping methods.

Keep in mind that it will still take 2-10* business days for us to cut and ship your part, depending upon the backlog of work and the availability of your material. We strive to keep you updated on the status of your order, and UPS 2nd Day Air shipping gives you an excellent opportunity to get your parts even faster than before.

*Orders are typically ready for shipping closer to 2 days than 10, especially when the chosen material is already in stock.

We're happy to announce today two new thicknesses for some of our existing materials, plus a beautiful new acrylic that's great for lighting, control panels, and more.

New Thicknesses for Polycarbonate and Black Acrylic

You can now order polycarbonate in 0.06 inch thickness, as well as opaque black acrylic 0.236 inches thick.

P95 Acrylic

P95 is an acrylic that we were originally tipped off to by one of our customers who uses it to make beautiful electronic control panels. But our customers have had other uses for it as well, including lighting. Also, our current generation of business cards are laser cut and engraved from P95.


As always, if your project calls for a material that you don't see on the website, just contact us for a quote. We try to regularly add the most popular materials to our growing list of materials available on the website.


Greetings, Big Blue Saw true believers.

I've got the most exciting news ever in Big Blue Saw's brief history. It's got me so wound up that I couldn't even sit still to write this blog post: it took several of the Big Blue Saw merry machining minions a minimum of 5 days just to chain me to a chair so I could tell you the wonderful news.

What could get your ol' pal Simon so juiced, you might ask? Well, just this: our good buddy Jamison Go has figured out how to use Big Blue Saw to give himself the powers heretofore possessed only by one Tony Stark, known to most mundane mortals as the invincible Iron Man! Yes, while ol' shellhead is tearing it up in Hollywood, Jamison is battling the bad guys right here in the ATL.

If you want to follow in Jamison's heroic footsteps, take a look at his step-by step instructions for putting together a dashing superhero ensemble over at Instructables. And if you can't get enough of the gallant Mr. Go, take a look at his blog.

Make your own custom parts with Big Blue Saw today, and help convert all your friends to allies in Big Blue Saw's Big Battling Slam on Banal Boring Sameness!