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CC BY-SA 4.0 Elekes Andor Ville de Montbard, France

Aluminum sculpture in Ville de Montbard, France. Photo CC BY-SA 4.0 Elekes Andor.

Computing pioneer Alan Kay once said "The best way to predict the future is to invent it." At Big Blue Saw, we give you the tools to turn your inventions into real parts that you can use today.

During our sale from Monday, August 15, through Wednesday, August 17 inventing the future is easier than ever. Parts waterjet cut from 6061 alloy aluminum in 1/8 inch (0.125") thickness and ordered online will automatically receive a quantity discount.

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6061 alloy is made by combining pure aluminum with silicon, copper, magnesium, and chromium in just the right amounts. This alloy has a highly convenient combination of strength, toughness, corrosion resistance, and weldability.  You will find aluminum 6061 used both for decorative purposes, like signs, as well as structural ones like on the BattleBot Bite Force, or the Space Shuttle.


The Pioneer Plaque was made of aluminum 6061. This plaque was designed by astronomers Carl Sagan and Frank Drake for use on the Pioneer space probes. It represents humankind's message to any extraterrestrial civilizations that the probe might encounter and thus is designed to last for thousands of years.

Are you building the next reusable rocketship or communicating with aliens? Or maybe just an electric go-kart and a welcome sign for your house? Have it made during this sale. Remember: the sale starts Monday, August 15 and ends Wednesday, August 17. Take advantage of the sale now by uploading your designs to our online quoting system.

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 Examples of Savings

This 21x21 inch robot baseplate is usually $114.40 in quantity 1. During the sale, it will be available for the quantity 10 price of only $56.05, a savings of 51%.

The nameplate you see above is typically $92.10 in quantity 1. During the sale,  you can pick it up for only $10.60, for a savings of $81.50.

This gearbox side plate shown above normally costs $92.10 in quantity 1. During the sale, you'll receive the quantity 10 price: just $9.93 for one piece. That's 89% off!

All the parts above are shown on our examples page.

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