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# 100615 14-Apr-2012 22:19
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Ones that actually reply to email enquiries? I've got a very simple design I need laser-cut from a piece of 2mm stainless or aluminium sheet - yay for Google Sketchup enabling a design to be thrown together in just a few mins!

Have flicked dimensioned drawings off to a couple of fabricators in Auckland, using the contact details on their websites. And had a big fat nothing in reply - I know this is a one off low value job, but why bother putting contact details on your site if you don't reply?!

So does anyone know any good fabricators - need someone who can supply the raw material (is pretty small - 300x80mm) and laser cut 2 holes and a couple of slots in it. 

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  # 609439 14-Apr-2012 22:34
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When I was getting something made down here in Wellington I was finding the same problem.

Figured the job was too small so either I wouldn't get a reply or it was 2x what I ended up paying.

I finally managed to find somewhere, so just persevere.

1 Idea I had, but didn't end up needing to do was going to a metal work adult night class as a school.

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  # 609441 14-Apr-2012 22:36
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Do they need to be in Auckland, I know a good one but is in Dunedin?


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  # 609446 14-Apr-2012 22:57
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Doesn't have to be in Auckland as long as they can take payment remotely, and can courier the finished item!

David - yep, that's what I figured too. 

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  # 609447 14-Apr-2012 23:01
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Do you know anyone going through polytech, or design students who might have contacts?

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  # 609451 14-Apr-2012 23:21
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Antzzz: Doesn't have to be in Auckland as long as they can take payment remotely, and can courier the finished item!

David - yep, that's what I figured too. 

I know the guys here are good: rinnon

I do IT work for them and know other people who have had jobs done by them and they have always been really pleased with the result.

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  # 609537 15-Apr-2012 12:19
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Down in Palmy here we wired up Total Sheetmetals new building. They have all the gear and are good guys. Just had a look for their website though and it seems to be non-existant. Found them on the yellow pages though...
Might be worth just a quick call. Shaun is the boss man but there is another guy who does all the CNC work, cant remember his name sorry.

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  # 612488 20-Apr-2012 16:33
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Have used Broadway Sheet Metals previously, they were fast prompt and relatively cheap as well.

Steve Tusa was the guy who I dealt with, think he is the owner. They are based in Avondale Auckland.

Not enough posts to post links so:


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Master Geek

  # 620569 6-May-2012 17:36
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And we have a winner - shout out to Mark at CNC Prototyping for getting the job done:

Thanks everyone for your suggestions!

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  # 698776 9-Oct-2012 22:38
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Hi there i am a general sheetmetal fabricator situated in auckland, i can do simple requests like asked in the previous posts, any job is taken seriously, and because i work for myself and use family machinery i tend to be a lot cheaper.

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