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Old 09-16-2013, 03:00 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a shop or hobbyist to help me build my TEC cooler. I need 4 - 4" x 6" x 3/4" aluminum blocks milled on a 8" radius, and I can't find a shop either able or willing to do the job. Any recommendations or leads will be appreciated.

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Old 09-18-2013, 01:33 AM   #2
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Old 09-26-2013, 06:48 PM   #3
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What do you mean 8" radius?

 
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:50 AM   #4
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What do you mean 8" radius?
My fermenter has a 16" diameter, or an 8" radius. That radius needs to be milled into the face of the aluminum plates in order to fit tightly against the fermenter.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:26 AM   #5
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What are you trying to make? Can you post a diagram?

 
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:12 PM   #6
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sar_dog - I attached a drawing of what I'm trying to have milled.

I'm working on a TEC / Peltier cooling system for my stainless conical MoreBeer 14.5 gal fermenter. I have the Peltier modules, heat sinks, cooling fans, power supply, etc. I thought it would be relatively easy to find a shop that would mill four small aluminum plates. Base on what I've read in posts by other members, I was expecting to pay about an hour of shop time. So far, I've only found one shop in Braintree that indicated any interest, and they quoted $250 - and maybe more once they really considered it.

So, now I'm reaching out to the community to see if anyone here knows of a shop or hobbyist that can do a simple (at least I think it should be fairly simple) milling job at a reasonable price.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:17 PM   #7
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Are going to seperate this into 4 pieces? I could get the blocks cut with a water jet but that radius cut will deff take some time to both program and cut. Possiblt a long time.

 
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I have four blocks - all 4"X6"X3/4"
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:25 PM   #9
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You may be having a hard time finding someone to do that piece because it requires 3D milling. It might be worth contacting this company I think they did 3D milling at one point. http://www.kentfabrications.com/services.html

 
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You may be having a hard time finding someone to do that piece because it requires 3D milling. It might be worth contacting this company I think they did 3D milling at one point. http://www.kentfabrications.com/services.html
Thanks, I'll contact them and see what happens.
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