Carbide 3D's Blog:Say goodbye to MDF. We love this new table

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Carbide 3D's Blog:Say goodbye to MDF. We love this new table

Post by jayftee » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:29 pm

All right,

It looks pretty nice, but I have 2 questions:

Image

A- How much?

B- When will it be available?


I am about to get my pre-order S3, and I don't want to invest many hours squaring the thing, only to find out I need to screw about the MDF seams and what not. I can wait a bit more to get this new bed in place... So, I'd rather fit this in, unless it is really not affordable.

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Re: Carbide 3D's Blog:Say goodbye to MDF. We love this new t

Post by CastIrony » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:36 pm

Guesses:

A. Lots of money
B. Not for a while

If I actually had to place a bet, I'd say $500 and December 2015.
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Re: Carbide 3D's Blog:Say goodbye to MDF. We love this new t

Post by JeromyReno » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:40 pm

I am using black hdpe plastic I got from online metals .com, it looks a lot like that. I will be spraying coolant everywhere so I cant really use mdf. I bought more than I needed and it's like 76$

https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.c ... op_cat=181

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Re: Carbide 3D's Blog:Say goodbye to MDF. We love this new t

Post by jayftee » Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:17 am

It looks more like the same type of material used by SeeMeCnc uses on their 3D printer. Some type of melamine laminate. But its a guess.

But 500$ would be on the ridiculous side. The board model has been already put on the forum http://bit.ly/1Fh5lJ5 and some already have made alternatives such as http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic ... ion#p50116

Someone with access with a large area CNC, or even sub-out the milling of an HDPE or alu plate with plan released, I am certain one would get a wasboard way cheaper than 500$. Of course, one has to account for R&D, profit margin and what not, but 500$, just no way.

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Re: Carbide 3D's Blog:Say goodbye to MDF. We love this new t

Post by CastIrony » Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:47 am

It depends a lot what it's made out of.

It *looks* like the same powder-coated steel the frame is made of, only 1/2 inch thick like the current MDF wasteboard. That would be a kind-of-ridiculous 90 lbs.

If it's aluminum, it's "only" 32 lbs.

EDIT: I guess it could be black HDPE too, which would make it 11 lbs.
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Re: Carbide 3D's Blog:Say goodbye to MDF. We love this new t

Post by Dave Durant » Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:53 am

jayftee wrote:It looks pretty nice, but I have 2 questions:
Should be 3!

+What's it made out of?

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Re: Carbide 3D's Blog:Say goodbye to MDF. We love this new t

Post by jayftee » Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:20 am

Dave Durant wrote:
jayftee wrote:It looks pretty nice, but I have 2 questions:
Should be 3!

+What's it made out of?
Guesses don't count Dave :lol:
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Re: Carbide 3D's Blog:Say goodbye to MDF. We love this new t

Post by veng1 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:31 am

I know its probably going be too expensive, but I'd like to see a price on MIC-6 cast aluminum plate.

Un-machined a .375" X 24" X 36" plate is $222.

https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.c ... top_cat=60

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Re: Carbide 3D's Blog:Say goodbye to MDF. We love this new t

Post by cvoinescu » Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:34 am

The image is called shapeokoaluminumtable.jpg. If that's not a clue, I don't know what is. :)
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Re: Carbide 3D's Blog:Say goodbye to MDF. We love this new t

Post by jayftee » Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:48 am

cvoinescu wrote:The image is called shapeokoaluminumtable.jpg. If that's not a clue, I don't know what is. :)
How did I not see that when I copied the link is beyond me.

Thank you for pointing this out! :D
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