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11-07-2010, 04:42 PM   #31
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They obviously don't "saw" a body in half, as they would deform the hell out of it.... do they laser individual parts in half and then assemble it? Just curious I guess.
I don't know that is is 'obvious' that they don't do that. That would most definitely be the easiest way...

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That sliver DA40 ltd looks great.
Since Pentax is into colors..... if they release DA ltd in sliver, isn't that great?
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QuoteOriginally posted by germar Quote
They obviously don't "saw"
I think they did, most likely with a diamond blade.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Raylon Quote
I don't know that is is 'obvious' that they don't do that. That would most definitely be the easiest way...
I would think that sawing or using a laser on an assembled camera would be an issue because you'd be cutting through different materials at the same time. A plastic layer would melt from sawing friction/laser heat before a metal layer would cut, no?

But again, just guesses.... I'd love to know how this, or any complex cutaway is actually done.

Again, kudos to the OP.....

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ex Finn. Quote
I think they did, most like with a diamond blade.
Maybe they did .... I just think that you'd just deform the hell out of the thin edges of metal and melt the plastic, even with a thin diamond blade or diamond impregnated cord-cutter.

But again, your guess is as good as mine right now!

I'd better stop, I think I'm hijacking this cool thread! Thx.

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My guess would be that the cutaways were simply done with lab-grade precision saws, maybe like some of the ones here:

Precision Sawing | ULTRA TEC
or
Buehler Precision Saws Home Page

But it's just a guess.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
My guess would be that the cutaways were simply done with lab-grade precision saws, maybe like some of the ones here:

Precision Sawing | ULTRA TEC
or
Buehler Precision Saws Home Page

But it's just a guess.
I've used those types of saw at work in our lab and I'm pretty sure they could do a decent job of cutting my K5 in half... not that I intend to try
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The transparent K5 looks cool. I believe Ned said that the transparent Z-1P that he had, couldn’t be used for taking pictures, as the film would get exposed. But with a DSLR K5, it might be possible

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The plastic support is a Glass filled composite part who is more stable than metal in this case. They can maintain dimension up to 1/10000 . Not feasible in metal casting
Thanks for the info.

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