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Old 11-01-2008, 02:26 PM   #1
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CNC mill/lathe anyone with one making wheels?

Anyone know of a service that would make a set of 1/24 scale wheels from an image that I guess would be loaded into a pc the nto a mill/lathe?
dont want to pay a million dollars but just would like to know what a reasonable price would be for this service and if it is available
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Re: CNC mill/lathe anyone with one making wheels?

A few details would help:
1.Are you planning to supply a normal picture or a CAD image?... because that's where most of the work is.
2. How complicated is the design if you're not providing a CAD file? Picture?
3. What material would you like it machined in?
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Re: CNC mill/lathe anyone with one making wheels?

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A few details would help:
1.Are you planning to supply a normal picture or a CAD image?... because that's where most of the work is.
2. How complicated is the design if you're not providing a CAD file? Picture?
3. What material would you like it machined in?
Sorry, didn't know what info./files are needed
would be able to supply cad image/file plus image which ever would make the job easier for you just would take a little while for cad file to be made(not too long though)
as far as material don't know what are cost effective options?
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:18 PM   #4
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Re: CNC mill/lathe anyone with one making wheels?

A section view of the wheel in a DXF format or 3D solid model is translatable into most any CAM package. Or any competent machinist can work off a properly dimensioned drawing.

Considering that any CNC shop I know has an overhead rate of $100 an hour, you'd have to either bite the bullet on a set of 4 wheels or get them to do a run of wheels that could possibly be sold to other modelers.

The only other cost effective thing I can come up with is to find a modeler who has a lathe at home and is willing to work cheap. Offering to supply the material, lunch and beer always gets my vote for payment accepted.

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Re: CNC mill/lathe anyone with one making wheels?

I could possibly be able to machine these for you using a Haas CNC Mill. If you have any CAD or CAM files, I may be able to take a look at it.
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