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Thread: Machine shop in North West/ North Wales

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    Hi all

    I am in the process of designing my first FW, and I am trying to get an idea of what processes are available to make parts. I figure my design will be a lot more potent if I can make some custom parts in a machine shop (or even CNC if available).

    Does anyone from the North West or North Wales know of any good facilities like this that are reasonable available to the public? Thinking along the lines of hackspaces, that sort of thing. I am Wirral based and happy to drive an hour or so to do this sort of thing.

    People who order CNC parts, do you have a favoured supplier? And indeed the same for water jetted parts?

    Thanks

    5upercrab

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    Waterjet, K-Cut. Even for Belgium and Russia a prefered supplier.

    CNC parts, The few we use were made by Metal Skull Robotics. (Dennis and Stef in the Netherlands.)

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    I'd look to see if there is a local water cutters. I was lucky enough to find one only 25 miles from me that is incredibly good value for cash (much better than the quotes I've got from K-cut). Sadly they don't post so I can't recommend them. Lovely folks though. Check out google and send out a few requests for quotes to local companies.

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