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You're trying to get a laser cutting service? wheee.gif  Finally! Doesn't FTW PC also do custom laser cuts? You can go ask Eric or Smasher (not sure if smasher knows much still after leaving).

No - not yet anyway, not until I find about $500K lying around somewhere wink.gif Several people have asked about it over the last year, and I thought I'd check to see if anyone knew of a place that did prototype work. None of the guys I know will touch it.
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Stren, I have a similar situation. I design 2 patterns using google sketchup which I'm going to use to make a prototype of a lamp. The patterns are going to be cut out of really thin (1.5 mm) plywood. I've reached out to several places for quotes including Ponoko and the they are charging me $200+! I have a pass for Makerplace, but don't know how to use the laser cutter. I would really like to find someone who knows how to use the cutter, has access to one, and would be willing to print these for me. I would pay for this of course.

If there is anyone out there able and willing to help me out, please reach out to me.

Thank you!
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The waterjet guys tend to be much more reasonable for one-off jobs. They have a little tougher time with thin material though. If you can find one near you, you might check them out. Lasers are expensive, have high operating cost, and have skilled (expensive) operators, so its not at all surprising that you were quoted those rates.

Kevin an I looked at an FO laser for Apollo a couple of weeks ago. It was a cool million dollars, but well worth it in the right situation. Good luck getting cheap prototypes done on something like that though rolleyes.gif
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