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    Mass production: Cutting Corrugated Plastic in to shapes. Laser Cutter?

    So once again I go to the source where there are Skirmishers with lots of experience, know how to do things, and know people.

    I am trying to figure out how to do a small production run of cutting the shape of a rifle out of corrugated plastic.

    It will be 32 inches long and the best way to buy the sheets are in 4' by 8's

    My reaserch indicates I can do this with a laser but I have yet to speak to anyone who has one and I want to confirm.

    Anyone who knows anything about this or knows someone with a large laser cutter who I can talk to feel free to post here or PM me.

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    I used to be in the tool and die business and we ran a CNC laser as one of our machines. What you want with corrugated plastic would best be cut by water jet.
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    Thanks

    Thanks for the idea.

    I will do the research and see if I can find someone around Raleigh.

    DPBaldwin

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    I used to be in the tool and die business and we ran a CNC laser as one of our machines. What you want with corrugated plastic would best be cut by water jet.
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    PM sent. I used to be in the industry
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    It was an IDEA...

    Following my research it seems that maybe Corrugated Plastic is not the right material.

    I had thought it could be cut my laser and maybe it can but it produces FUMES so no one will cut it for me.

    Water Jets I have been told leave a jagged edge.

    So, I will investigate some other material.

    DPB
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