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Cool! Cool! COOL!!!!!!
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Well guys, things here at work are getting a little more exciting.  A couple of months ago, we pulled the trigger on a TRUMPF TruLaser Tube 7000 Fiber.  This is TRUMPF's flagship tube laser, and the things this machine is capable of are simply amazing.  This little addition will make building notched tube projects much faster, and more accurate as both sides of the tube are cut in the same operation.  Also, cutting with Nitrogen gets rid of the laser oxide that needs to be removed before welding.

Here is a quick video: 

I'll keep you guys posted when the 5 semis come in a couple of months to unload it.

We can import .stp or .iges files and watch it do it's thing.

I've got lots of ideas racing through my head... ;D
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Everything Fabrication / Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Last post by dsrace on December 16, 2018, 10:45:28 AM »
i like it, nice job!
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Everything Fabrication / Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Last post by fabr on December 13, 2018, 06:06:53 PM »
Ya,ain't it cool?!?!?!?!!!! Man,I just love doing what many won't. I get such a HUGE sense of satisfaction from it. BTW,thanks guys for the kind words. 

Still have to section it,add hinge and mount it. I have added a bit of inner structure that glues into it for the hinge to mount to and make a more finished looking part. I'll let that have ample time to cure . Should mount it all to the console Sat and I can move on to other projects for a bit.
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Everything Fabrication / Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Last post by big dave on December 13, 2018, 01:58:25 PM »
Looks like it was made for it. ha ha ha .
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Everything Fabrication / Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Last post by fabr on December 12, 2018, 08:55:30 PM »
 :m  I didn't build it just for this one part!   :m
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Everything Fabrication / Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Last post by dsrace on December 12, 2018, 08:30:41 PM »
very nice!! i can see several applications for this!
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Everything Fabrication / Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Last post by fabr on December 12, 2018, 07:11:19 PM »
I like it.  Still need to section it for the hinged portion ,attach hinge and attach stationary front portion to the tunnel. Yup,I likey.  :) :)
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Everything Fabrication / Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Last post by fabr on December 12, 2018, 05:29:00 PM »
Well,the third time was not the charm but the 4th sure was. Used .185. Was hard to get to temperature on top side and I probably got the bottom side too hot. It's actually the core temperature that is important .I think the core was a bit too high but I did get a good part. Very rigid and should take a lot of abuse.  Everything is a learning curve and I'm sure as I do more I will get better. The cup holders were a huge gamble and I got away with it.When I get up from shop I will post a pic or 2 of the semi finished part.
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Everything Fabrication / Re: ABS Vacumn Forming
« Last post by fabr on December 12, 2018, 01:13:40 PM »
I had a relatively successful third try. Second pull was with .125 so,I thought it a good idea to heat a bit higher than the .065 . Nope did not do as well as the .065. on third pull with .125 about 25 F less than the .065. worked damn well but for bottom of the cupholders. Complete, no holes but too thin still. I'll be pulling some .185 today as soon as the squirrel  killed power is back on in shop.  :m
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