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DXF files for all OB plates?

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by cmwwebfx, Dec 19, 2017.

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  1. cmwwebfx

    cmwwebfx Journeyman
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    Hi there, are there specs somewhere of all the plates available on the OpenBuilds store? I was hoping to save some $$ and get my friend to CNC cut all the plates I need. He is asking for the DXF files from me to be able to do this.
     
  2. Rick 2.0

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    Can't specifically point to DXF files but several other formats are available.... OpenBuilds Parts | OpenBuilds. You might check with him to see if any are workable.
     
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    many cad programs can open IGS files, and there are many IGS to DWG converters out there as well.
     
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    That is a beautiful gold mine. Thank you.
     
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    Thanks Gary, if need be I will simply import to Fusion 360, or just stop being lazy and open my Solidworks.
     
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    I find it hard to believe that the plates could actually be made for less than what OpenBuilds sells them for.
     
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    When you add postage on the plates to Australia out adds up very quickly. I have 4 off cuts of alloy and a friend with a commercial cnc mill. So I have to take that into consideration that I will help him with his website and he will cut all my parts.
     
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    Ah. There is nothing quite like the old "Barter" system!! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Tax man hates it! :D
     
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    Fabricating them in Australia rather than purchasing and shipping from the USA is more cost effective. That makes sense. I didn't catch that..
     
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