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Openbuilds Aluminum Acro Plates?

Discussion in 'Concepts and Ideas' started by TotalRecall, May 12, 2019.

  1. TotalRecall

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    Just checked out the Openbuilds Poland Acro system its got nice aluminum plates on it, any chance on getting some black anodized aluminum Acro plate sets in?:)
     
  2. MaryD

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    First request for this! Anyone else want to vote this up? The ACRO is a light duty frame ie: laser, drawbot, pick and place applications so for our design, the acrylic plates work very well and help keep this machine within reach of everyone.
     
  3. nathan w Keuneke

    nathan w Keuneke Well-Known
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    I would love aluminum plates. I already cracked one of my acrylic plates. There is a machinist at my school that says he can make aluminum plates but I have to get him printed 2d drawings with measurements.
     
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    Those are available. This is all open source stuff. In the files and drawings tabs are .dxf files. OpenBuilds ACRO System
     
  5. nathan w Keuneke

    nathan w Keuneke Well-Known
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    ok, I found the files. Now I guess I just have to teach myself how to dimension the parts.
     
  6. Giarc

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    If you have sketchup (it is free), you can use this program to print them at a 1:1 scale Printable plate files (read the posts at that link). This is how I built my CNC machine. I had no access to a CNC to cut mine so I used a table saw, scroll saw, and drill press.
     
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  7. nathan w Keuneke

    nathan w Keuneke Well-Known
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    I can get them machined for free at school. They will be manually machined in the school shop and they have a rule about all projects being dimensioned. I appreciate your input.
     
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