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LePaul

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  1. I found the link for the drawings and am viewing them in Adobe Illustrator. I saved them as a .AI format file so I could then open them in SolidWorks. From here I can manipulate them some.

    I see the wood pieces are 4mm and 6mm

    Here in the USA, I don't know of any place I can get that size thickness 6061 aluminum.

    Doing the conversions...

    4mm = 0.15748

    6mm = 0.23622

     

    To match the 4mm, I know I can buy 0.16" thickness locally

    To match the 6mm, I know I can buy 0.25" thickness locally

    But in the world of precision printing, I wonder if this will cause problems.

    Has anyone laser cut/water jet/milled their own parts from material other than wood?

    If the difference in tolerances from wood to aluminum isn't a deal breaker, I wouldn't be opposed to trying it. (Why not be unique, right?)

    I know there is a Beta kit available that is everything minus the 4mm and 6mm laser cut wood pieces and the acrylic build platform

    Thoughts?

    Thanks!

     

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