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Valen
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Where would I get?

Where do people recommend getting something like 40mm aluminium plate cut?

I need to get the Aluminium plate as well, currently looking at about 400mm to a side with a large internal cutout.
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I got some Trigger wheels and bits made here - http://profilecutting.com.au/
A very reasonable price, and good service.

The steel ones rock,. beautiful work. The 10mm thick aluminium ones were a little ragged on the edges - I guess Aluminium is harder to laser cut.. probably because of its thermal conductivity and tendency to all melt at once.. Smile

They did have a "high accuracy" option for the parts where I guess they take more care, cut slower or something, but I didnt take that option (more $).
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Laser cutting doesn't really work in thick material, that place only quotes up to 8mm thickness in aluminium. Finding 40mm thick plate in what's basically cut-to-size pieces in Australia might be a challenge; the exchange rate is crap, but it might work out better to buy & cut the material in the US. You can get exactly the right size material and a place like Whyachi has a high velocity waterjet that will give minimal taper. I had some stuff cut by DC Waterjet and the edges were so rough they were unusable.

You can probably sell the ali in the hole to other forum members.

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We are planning on machining the part after its cut, it needs some decent accuracy bits and a few holes.
I'll have to see what wyachi would want to do the whole job.
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I know a couple of places that do wirecutting, which could be a nice way to do it.

I had a tapered bore cut into a sprocket and it turned out really nicely.
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does anyone know where I can get 2mm steel plate in melb? i have absolutely no idea and i dont trust bunnings Confused
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Google or yellow pages "steel sales"

There are a few in bayswater.

And in lilydale i go to.
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You dont 'trust bunnings' what does that mean XD
There's heaps of metal place in melbourne. 2mm plate would be easy as to find. Heck I think there's even a scrap yard next to sidetracked Laughing Wonder if you could 'borrow' something from there.
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I could have given you some at the builders meet.

There is an engineering place down the road from me they throw out 500x500 sheets of the stuff now and then.
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Originally posted by Cell Damage:
Google or yellow pages "steel sales"

There are a few in bayswater.

And in lilydale i go to.


LOL beat you too it.

I swere you and brett are being paid bye google to type that whenever someone asks a question lol
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Maybe it's a program- any post with a question mark gets that reply?
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GAHH WEVE BEEN HACKED lol

You may have to buy large sheets from a steel place if they dont have any offcuts lyring round.
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let me know when u find some 2mm steel sheet at that engineering place and I shall pay you a visit Wink
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Theres some 1.5mm 530x370 and 290x520 sheets here if you want them?
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