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MSpurk
08-04-2008, 08:05 PM
I'm not certain if this was posted elsewhere in the TRC, because I only frequent the Mech threads, but you too can have free parts CNC made. Check out the details here http://www.bigbluesaw.com/saw/big-blue-saw-blog/general-updates/free-part-day-august-6.html

Note: I am in no-way affiliated with BigBlueSaw and in fact have never used it myself. I'm frantically trying to get my CAD done by the 6th, so I can capitalize on the deal. You can make multiple parts as long as they fit in a 9"x9" square.

Also Note: The guy who runs it is a fellow a robot builder. Obviously, you can scam the heck out of him and have all your parts made for free, but please be considerate. Have your free parts made and keep him in mind when you're looking for parts later on. Help a bot brother out.

-Matt-

LoDebar
08-04-2008, 10:17 PM
Free . . . My favorite four letter word

Electricity
08-05-2008, 08:47 AM
Really mines f... nevermind.. :p
wow, now i really need to step up and learn me some cad, I have a few custom parts that I've had on hold for a while, and this would be the perfect way to no have to pay for them. I just have to design them, sigh..

By the way, the link isn't working right now.

SimonArthur
10-14-2008, 02:08 PM
Big Blue Saw has another special going:
http://www.bigbluesaw.com/saw/big-blue-saw-blog/general-updates/special-on-aluminum-parts-through-october-20.html

Also, use coupon code C2008INF for an additional 10% off.

Enusi Malik
10-14-2008, 07:00 PM
wow i felt like i did that with my mind, i was just thinking to myself where I can get free parts lol

SimonArthur
10-21-2008, 03:08 PM
The sale on aluminum parts was pretty successful; thanks to everyone who participated.

I have a question for the community though: what materials would you like to see us run promotional discounts on in the future? More aluminum? Steel? Stainless? Polycarbonate? Something else? What thicknesses?

Modelmaker
10-21-2008, 03:19 PM
I'm just about ready to submit for quote some parts in steel
since I use more of that than anything else

Hopefully I'll have them uploaded tonite

Kris

DresnerRobotics
10-21-2008, 03:20 PM
0.1" 5052 Aluminum :D

Sienna
10-21-2008, 08:35 PM
Oh gosh! I missed the additional 10%..... shoot!

Oh well, I guess thats what happens when you design and order in a rush. Considering that was my first ever sheet metal design work, I am interested to see how it comes out!

jes1510
10-28-2008, 10:11 AM
You guys should update this thread when you receive your parts. I'd like to see what the cost of the part is versus quality and such.

SimonArthur
10-30-2008, 08:25 AM
Great idea, jes.

We're always looking for interesting customer projects to put on the website. Let us know if you're interested.

SimonArthur
11-12-2008, 11:44 AM
We have announced our next sale date: November 20-25, 2008.

http://www.bigbluesaw.com/saw/big-blue-saw-blog/general-updates/next-sale-dates.html

For those who don't know what Big Blue Saw does:


Do you have a creative design that you would like to turn into a real metal part?
Want a plastic part for your prototype, small project, or experiment?
Have you ever wasted days waiting for a quote from your local machine shop?
Are you bugged by laser cutting shops that charge a high minimum?
Tired of poor service from your local waterjet cutting shop?

http://bigbluesaw.com (http://bigbluesaw.com/)

SimonArthur
11-17-2008, 08:57 AM
More details about which materials are on sale, etc.:
http://www.bigbluesaw.com/saw/big-blue-saw-blog/general-updates/announcing-big-blue-saws-pre-thanksgiving-sale.html

SimonArthur
11-20-2008, 08:12 PM
A quick reminder: the sale started today.

SimonArthur
12-14-2008, 09:43 PM
New end of the year sale:
https://www.bigbluesaw.com/saw/big-blue-saw-blog/general-updates/big-blue-saws-end-of-the-year-sale.html

Adrenalynn
12-14-2008, 10:01 PM
Hi Simon, thanks for keeping us posted.

I noticed that you gave a few notes describing 6061 and its use on the special. Do you think you could put together a similar rundown on some other common aluminum alloys you machine? I know that "what's the difference" is a common question here.

SimonArthur
12-15-2008, 06:43 PM
I did a brief comparison on the last sale:
http://www.bigbluesaw.com/saw/big-blue-saw-blog/general-updates/announcing-big-blue-saws-pre-thanksgiving-sale.html

SimonArthur
03-03-2009, 10:31 AM
Just wanted to remind everyone that we've got a sale going on this week:

http://www.bigbluesaw.com/saw/big-blue-saw-blog/general-updates/economic-stimulus-sale-march-3-10.html

SimonArthur
05-17-2009, 12:25 AM
Bump for the newest sale:
http://www.bigbluesaw.com/saw/big-blue-saw-blog/general-updates/sale-on-waterjet-cutting-through-june-21.html

SimonArthur
05-16-2010, 08:06 AM
We want to do another Free Part Day. Read our blog post to find out how you can help make it happen:

http://www.bigbluesaw.com/saw/big-blue-saw-blog/general-updates/how-you-can-make-free-part-day-2-happen.html

elaughlin
05-18-2010, 10:46 PM
Come on everyone. We can easily get the numbers up on their facebook page. Its free parts!

Adam
05-19-2010, 09:56 AM
Agreed. Like the darn thing. ;)

SimonArthur
05-24-2010, 02:43 PM
We're now running a contest: tell us the best idea you've ever stolen, and you could win a Big Blue Saw gift certificate for $50!

http://www.bigbluesaw.com/saw/big-blue-saw-blog/general-updates/contest-the-best-idea-youve-stolen.html

SimonArthur
07-09-2010, 02:30 PM
We're having another sale next Monday through Wednesday. If you need aluminum or acrylic parts, now is the time to do it.

http://www.bigbluesaw.com/saw/big-blue-saw-blog/general-updates/big-blue-saws-scorching-summer-sale-july-12-14.html

SimonArthur
05-17-2011, 10:44 AM
Sorry I haven't posted in a while... I'm still working on getting those Facebook numbers up.

There's another sale this week on acrylic and aluminum. Take a look:
http://www.bigbluesaw.com/saw/big-blue-saw-blog/general-updates/big-blue-saws-laser-anniversary-week-sale.html

jmpopstar
01-10-2012, 11:00 PM
Free . . . My favorite four letter word
AHA,me too:p

SimonArthur
06-14-2012, 10:49 PM
Get your designs ready, because our next sale starts on Tuesday, June 19. The material on sale this time is 0.06 inch thick cold rolled steel.

You'll be able to get our quantity discount for even the smallest of orders.

www.bigbluesaw.com (http://www.bigbluesaw.com)

SimonArthur
03-18-2013, 10:16 PM
For those of you NOT on the mailing list, we've got another aluminum sale this week, perfect for one-off robot parts:
http://www.bigbluesaw.com/saw/big-blue-saw-blog/general-updates/i-smell-a-sale-coming-on.html

rebel
03-19-2013, 03:11 PM
Looks like good deals, but not for carbon fiber :(

DresnerRobotics
03-22-2013, 12:50 PM
For the newer folks in the forums:

Big Blue Saw has amazing quality machining work at very reasonable prices, they come highly recommended from me. Actually the original parts for Hagetaka/Giger's legs came from BBS, top notch work.

SimonArthur
07-01-2014, 02:06 PM
Hey everybody: we've got another sale coming up July 7-9. This time, we're giving a discount on 1/4 inch thick aluminum.

Read more information about it on our website. (http://bigbluesaw.com/big-blue-saw-blog/general-updates/sale-on-aluminum-coming-up-july-7-9.html)

SimonArthur
07-07-2014, 02:37 PM
For those who haven't seen what we can do, check out this set of example parts to see their prices:
https://www.bigbluesaw.com/big-blue-saw/big-blue-saw-info/how-big-blue-saw-works.html#sampleFile

Remember that there's a sale going on now through Wednesday!

SimonArthur
08-19-2014, 03:30 PM
For those of you not on our mailing list: we're having a sale this week on custom parts waterjet cut from aluminum and stainless steel. The details are here:

http://www.bigbluesaw.com/big-blue-saw-blog/general-updates/stainless-steel-and-aluminum-savings-august-20-22.html

I personally will be taking advantage of this to get parts for my fighting robot for Dragon*Con Robot Battles (Labor Day).