Makerslide

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Post by AtomSoft » Sun May 13, 2012 3:16 pm

Ok this is like so crazy... there is no makerslide in stock anywhere..

I know there are dxf files for it but what is the process to get them made? I live in NY i doubt it matters but a local place would be nice. How would i get 2 pieces of 1200mm extrusions?
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Re: Makerslide

Post by Enraged » Sun May 13, 2012 4:15 pm

Inventables is the only current source, and they aren't taking new orders until the first batch is done.

The only other way to get it would be to buy from someone who doesn't need/want theirs, otherwise you will need some patience and wait for Inventables.

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Re: Makerslide

Post by AtomSoft » Sun May 13, 2012 5:50 pm

Wow that kind of sucks... i wrote to about 3 places (its sunday everything is closed when i called) for a quote on extruding aluminum in NYC. Hopefully the price is not too much...
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Re: Makerslide

Post by Enraged » Sun May 13, 2012 6:01 pm

unless you want to buy a mile of makerslide, I doubt it will be worth it. Custom aluminum extrusion isn't cheap, and you have to buy large volume/weight.

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Re: Makerslide

Post by edwardrford » Sun May 13, 2012 6:19 pm

Enraged wrote:unless you want to buy a mile of makerslide, I doubt it will be worth it. Custom aluminum extrusion isn't cheap, and you have to buy large volume/weight.
Plus the tooling is really expensive. Hence why it was a kickstarter project to begin with.
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Re: Makerslide

Post by AtomSoft » Sun May 13, 2012 6:21 pm

Ah wow thats a let down. Waiting months is no fun. I guess ill just work on something else in the meantime to keep me busy until i can order it.
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Re: Makerslide

Post by AtomSoft » Sun May 13, 2012 6:24 pm

What sizes will be available?

I need 4-6 feet.... 4 pieces.
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Re: Makerslide

Post by edwardrford » Sun May 13, 2012 7:06 pm

I believe inventables was selling in 1200mm & 2000mm sticks.
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Re: Makerslide

Post by AtomSoft » Sun May 13, 2012 7:35 pm

Wow how perfect is that :) Thanks... already placed my email in there to get notified when the inventables starts the next order
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Re: Makerslide

Post by levlandau2 » Wed May 16, 2012 3:29 am

I hear ya. That is the irony of these open-source hardware projects. The good ones that are affordable seem to be impossible to get a hold of and are always out of stock with long lead times and delays. Hopefully, these issues go away as the projects mature and become more widespread, and all this is just growing pains.

I have ordered makerslide, shapeoko and printrbot, and all three projects have yet to deliver. In the ideal world, we would be able to pick this open-source hardware stuff easily from local suppliers right?

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