Aluminum extrusion table plates

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WillAdams
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Aluminum extrusion table plates

Post by WillAdams » Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:35 pm

Came across these while filling out my bing points for the day:

http://www.techno-isel.com/LMC/Products ... htm#TABLES

Look like they'd make a nice bed/frame. Any other fabulous things like this around?
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Re: Aluminum extrusion table plates

Post by CastIrony » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:25 am

Very few things annoy me more than "Please call or email for price and availability".

It's 2015, put your prices on your website.
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Re: Aluminum extrusion table plates

Post by Hans » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:56 pm

I've been eyeing these: http://littlemachineshop.com/products/p ... uctID=2708

Won't replace your whole table, but it's big enough for many projects especially anything in metal. There are bigger ones, but this one is 3/4" thick. Flatness spec is only .005", but anything big, steel, and precise is more like 3 grand.

EDIT: This might be a good project for someone who wants to scrape their table in nice and flat... You could check it against one of these http://littlemachineshop.com/products/p ... uctID=3068
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Re: Aluminum extrusion table plates

Post by Brian Stone » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:28 pm

CastIrony wrote:Very few things annoy me more than "Please call or email for price and availability".

It's 2015, put your prices on your website.
I can't say that I disagree. But, consider that the Ford Model T was manufactured for 19 years. So, as an analogy, some people would still be buying a brand new Model T today if Ford started selling them back in 1996 near the beginning of Internet e-commerce. Technology always advances faster than transition. ;)
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Re: Aluminum extrusion table plates

Post by Gadgetman! » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:47 pm

I think they're trying to hint that if you're willing to pay premium, you get your parts quickly, and that if money is your concern, you may end up haing to wait for a while.
They probably don't have much, if any, plates in stock, and manufacture them as and when they get orders. And with a flexible pricing scheme to decide who goes first...

Of course, as it's not all that difficult to set up a computer to assign schedules, and they're bound to have a certain minimum price for the parts, it's still bad form to have this setup these days...
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