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Old 04-21-2007, 10:25 PM
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Carl,

a while back you made mention of the possibility of having Semroc do some custom laser cut-out work for the members of the SVDT. Is this still a possibility?

If so, I've got a few other questions:

What would be the cost per fin-set?

Would we be required to have an order of parts to go with said fin-set?

What kind of graphics file would you need (Corel Draw, PowerPoint, jpeg, etc...)?

I don't want to seem like a moocher. I really appreciate the laser-cut set you made for my Centuri RTD Safat, and I've got a couple of designs with complex/curvy shapes that would just be awesome with laser-cut fins.

Thanks,
Eric
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Old 04-21-2007, 10:45 PM
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Dear Carl,

Yea , What he said . My fingers are sore from cutting too many curved fins . Besides your centering rings are the best so I know your fins would be too.

I hope all you need is a Rocksim file for the fin patterns.

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Old 04-23-2007, 12:49 PM
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We always do laser cutting as a service to our "faithful"!

Time is a consideration, so it is not always overnight. The easiest format is Corel .CDR files Version 10 since that prints directly to the cutter. We can "dumb-dowb" Version 11 or 12, but that is another step. A .TIF file is next best, but it takes an extra 10 or 15 minutes. Some higher res .JPG files are OK. Rocksim takes the longest, 15-30 minutes, because it is completely manual. I have to bring up RockSim and write down all the points and "recurve" the rounded corners. "One of these days" I am going to master that export, but it still exports as Version 12 and then has to ve converted to Version 10.

This all sounds complicated. It's not. It is just time consuming.

On the other hand, I am trying to get files for all the classic designs in the system. This might be an area that the team can assist in exchange for free beta versions of all the generated files.

A Corel Draw format of the V-2 file is attached to show the exact format that goes to the Laser cutter.
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:43 PM
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Carl,

any possibility of accepting a PowerPoint (.ppt) file? I can save these off as .tif or .jpg files, but they are at a fixed 96 dpi.

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Eric
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Carl,

any possibility of accepting a PowerPoint (.ppt) file? I can save these off as .tif or .jpg files, but they are at a fixed 96 dpi.

Thanks,
Eric
I have not tried it, but Corel does have the ability to import PowerPoint files. If they are vector, it would be quick. Can you send one?
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File sent!

Thanks, Carl!
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:37 PM
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My hopes, once again, ...Dashed!

You folks talk this computer lingo just to punish me don't you .

Lesson learned, JP

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Old 04-23-2007, 09:40 PM
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EV, the PowerPoint file worked!

James, send what you have. No dashed hopes allowed around here.
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Old 04-23-2007, 09:46 PM
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Will sent you an order soon Carl. On my last order I forgot all the Semroc nose cones I needed for the prototypes I am building . It was a "Duh" moment. Besides the list just keeps growing.

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EV, the PowerPoint file worked!


Carl,

thanks a ton! I'm working on another fin-set, and I'll have a parts order in to you soon.

Thanks again,
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