Okay Im sorry if that title is misleading, and I'm sorry if this post is in the wrong area (not sure where it should go)..but hear me out:
I will machine your part on a 3-axis CNC mill for FREE. Whats the catch?
The catch (es):
-I have to like it enough to want one for myself. I.e. I dont want to make just one of something and never see it again. It needs to be something I end up wanting one of too.
-if it needs ALOT of material, youll have to chip in for that.
-it must be turbo dodge, or at least modified turbo car related. i.e. no keyring size replicas of your great grandpas wood leg
-no cosmetic stuff (logos, text, etc..) BORING..at least for now.
-my mill is small, its a sherline cnc. so i cant port heads. but with some creativity, i could probably make an intake manifold flange or similar.
The "good" catches:
-I have software that can create toolpaths for extremely complicated 3d profiles very easily. See pics.
-Complicated setups are okay with me, this is for practice and to improve my skills making something worthwhile. I.e., I also have a tig welder, plasma cutter, bandsaw, hole saws, drill press, etc...if it needs multiple operations and jigs thats fine, within reason. In fact, my mill head can be rotated in several directions, even horizontal, and I can do CNC lathe operations on it too.
This is also a good opportunity for the turbo dodge world to get some unusual parts that a real vendor might not want to spend time on...I'm just drawing a blank and cant think of any..there must be something right?
The material can be plastic or metal, and can be steel, aluminum, whatever...just like a full size mill.
I will make all the actual cad drawings in solidworks and the toolpaths in cam software, make all the jigs, figure out the setup, make test runs, etc....I'll do ALL the work...I just need ideas...I want a fun project, and you get a free part.
If its something you are worried about me taking and selling, you probably shouldn't tell me about it, because I probably WILL do that if its got potential. If its something you just want one of and dont care what I do with the design, then thats probably more appropriate. In other words, if this is some great commercial idea, you should probably spend the cash and have a machine shop make you a prototype with a signed NDA. Dont tell me about in that case. :)
The pics are of the mill, a half-egg shape I made in aluminum with only about 5 minutes of work in solidworks and meshcam, and the meshcam toolpath that made it.