Wood has evolved to Metal!

A significant portion of our parts were waterjetted from sheet aluminium today! I’ve never used a waterjet before so that was utterly awesome.

Charles and Justin, awesome dudes who helped us waterjet it and brought the metal sheets to the archi lab and back to IDC.

Charles and Justin, awesome dudes who helped us waterjet it and brought the metal sheets to the archi lab and back to IDC.

The sign is very literal.

The sign is very literal.

Andrew being awesome

Andrew being awesome

Samuel being retarded

Samuel being retarded

Sheet metal marked with our kart number.

Sheet metal marked with our kart number.

OMAX is apparently the brand of the waterjet we have in SUTD as well. But ours is bigger. Bwahaha.

OMAX is apparently the brand of the waterjet we have in SUTD as well. But ours is bigger. Bwahaha.

Our job for the .250 inch alone took 51 mins. I think Charles and Justin had to stay there for quite awhile. That said, we were quite happy with the waterjetted parts!… At least most of them:

These two pieces were the exact same file, but the slot was cut terribly on one of the pieces. Doesn't matter - we can fix it!

These two pieces were the exact same file, but the slot was cut terribly on one of the pieces. Doesn’t matter – we can fix it!

This slot for the nut that was going to be the thread for the bolt that was going to hold our finger joint together (wow) wasn't cut quite well, but we fixed it already :D

This slot for the nut that was going to be the thread for the bolt that was going to hold our finger joint together (wow) wasn’t cut quite well, but we fixed it already 😀

I guess the important thing is to note that the waterjetter isn’t reliable, and to always be ready to make spares etc. The band saw actually comes in incredibly useful for fixing such errors.

Regardless, we finally popped everything out of our sheet:

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And finally started assembling Metal onto Metal:

METAL ON METAL

We didn’t manage to assemble the entire cart though. Waiting for some crucial McMaster stuff, but we hope to have a rolling cart sans seat by the end of Friday 12th July. Would like to do the brakes, but that depends if the cables from jenson get in.

Our incredibly messy table

Our incredibly messy table

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