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    1. FL_STEVE

      FL_STEVE Member

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      Hello all,

      I was working on a project for a while and created it on my own, so now I am looking for a investor to be able to kick off this new project.
      I have already made the 3D CAD drawing, but I need an engineer with more experience in CAD to bring the part into specs, about 1 months work for 3 small parts, with more work later.

      So I need to know the hourly rate an engineer would ask for such project (largest piece is 14"X6"X2" +-), the person would have to know CAD, CNC Machines (I may purchase 1), 3D printers for prototype, digital/laser duplicators...

      Thank you FL_Steve
       
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    3. Erich

      Erich Well-Known Member

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      Depending on experience, you could pay anywhere from $40 to $120 per hour.

      You could get a CAD designer without an engineering degree but fab experience at or below the range above.
       
    4. FL_STEVE

      FL_STEVE Member

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      Erich, thank you for the info, and true he/she would not have to be an engineer with a degree, just the supposed experience described above. I mean if I purchase a CNC and the designer does not know how to use it would be bad. This is to get an idea to put into a business plan... More comments are welcomed...

      Thank you
       
    5. nrusim

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      Suggest you not to buy any machine outright just for the project, unless you have machine shop expertise yourself & project scritinised, with all financials worked before hand.
      Try to outsource every job except your core expertise.
       
    6. design-engine

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      we have a wide variety of potential investors that we could think about. (not me as an investor) I would be interested in talking.
       
    7. crabshusk

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      You can get freelance Cad designers at upwork.com
       

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