So you have that new R/C airplane design roughed out on paper, but you're not so hot on cutting out ribs
and patterns - we have the solution just for you! Have it computerized and laser cut!
Laser cutting is the only way to make parts:
-- It is precise to one thousandth of an inch
-- Ensures perfect parts, which speeds building and finishing
-- Saves valuable time you can spend at the field
Send us a description and sketch of your project and we will provide a free laser cutting
estimate. Don't hand cut another part until you have checked on laser cutting!
We have a trained engineer on staff, skilled in Autocad drafting and specializing in aircraft mechanical
engineering. No project is to large or small. Engineering services include 3-D drafting and structural illustrations.
At DuRant Direct Drive we understand the average modeller. In recognition of the limited resources
available to most hobbyists, we will often provide the design and engineering work for free. That's right...FREE. Of course, for any cut jobs, you still must pay the going rate for material (unless
you provide your own) and the cost of cutting (normally $2 per minute of laser time).
The question I'm sure you have is '"why would we do it for free?" Well, here are the conditions that
make it a mutually beneficial arrangement:
1) It has to be a project we see as having potential...in other words, something other modellers will also have
an interest in.
2) We retain all rights to the design. This means we have the right to resell the design to other modellers,
thereby giving us the ability to eventually "recoup" our expenses down the road.
3) You can't be in a big hurry. Free jobs will be work-load permitting.
SO, what do you have to lose? Give us a call and get that dream project going!!
$50 per hour *see
note above for reduced rate
$25 per hour *see note above for reduced rate
Laser cutter specs:
Bed size 24"x18" $2 per minute of cutting/engraving
balsa thickness: 3/8"
plywood thickness: 1/4"
Cut rate: max 100 inches per min
Materials: non-metalic only
Bed size 96"x48" $8 per minute with $200 minimum
Max balsa thickness: 3/8"
plywood thickness: 3/8"
Materials: metalic or non-metalic
Market rate or provide you own. (note: some extra material
is required to
test power and speeds for optimum cutting.)
If you are ready to move into the 21st century, click here for contact information!