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I am looking into price as we speak...Materials are going to be around $30 per block, then the added cost of buying the Mini-Mill....What would people be willing to spend for a block?

Also, you pelt guys, don't worry, this comes in a copper top too
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Yep, gotta luv that Duracell look

Personally, I'ld go with whatever price allowed you to maintain quality materials while turning a reasonably clear profit as well as address your Mini-Mill overhead.
  
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Performance might be the deciding factor.
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post #114 of 146
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Yeah, I too am interested in seeing how it performs.

At this time, prices are not fixed; They may move up or down depending on several variables, including, but not limited to:

Price of copper (this fluctuates daily)
Start-up cost of tooling
Time required to machine both parts
Gasket cost

As you can see, it will take thorough planning to get a price. I cannot guarantee any price...I can, however, tell you that when I know, you prospective buyers will be the first to know.

Hope this doesn't cause any confusion.
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post #115 of 146
Cool news Burn, good luck with the blocks.

Just a quick question, are you going to use a Sherline table top CNC with Flashcut, or is it some other brand? If you are using this settup I may be able to help. I have some experience with the table top 3D milling.
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Thanks

Actually, it's a Taig 2019CR-ER with the Mach3 Milling CAM software...Sherline would be my second choice. To make the axes move, I'm going with a 4-axis controller from xylotex, the 4-axis system kit. That way, when I go to do A-axis work (roation of the piece) I am ready and don't have to get a new controller board; what's even better, it comes with 4 pre-wired motors.
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Thanks

Actually, it's a Taig 2019CR-ER with the Mach3 Milling CAM software...Sherline would be my second choice. To make the axes move, I'm going with a 4-axis controller from xylotex, the 4-axis system kit. That way, when I go to do A-axis work (roation of the piece) I am ready and don't have to get a new controller board; what's even better, it comes with 4 pre-wired motors.
Sweet

I love the whole CAD/CAM/CNC thing, make sure you post pics of the settup!
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Yeah, I will post images/files once I get the patent on the design going I would hate for someone to steal my design
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Dude, Hate to burst your bubble on the patent thing. Have you looked into the cost of obtaining a patent? At least $4000. and you are only protected for a certain number of years, 10 I think. You are better off just getting patent pending and operate under that as long as you can. Basically anyone can duplicate anything and call it something else and get away with it. It happens in retail all the time. You see copies of a product come out soon after something new hits the market. You are doing the same thing, so am I, trying to imitate the results of a well known product. We're just not going to call them A______s or S______s .
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Yeah...If it's going to cost upwards of $4,000, then I probably am going to re-think the patent idea. The last thing I want is someone to go ahead and steal the design, then copyright/patent it, and that puts me SOL for production.
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