CNC machined emblems

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Hi everyone, I am posting this looking for feedback. I’m a high school auto shop teacher and I have a V2500. My High Sierra fender emblems are shot, and I can’t find replacements. I had my 17 year old son draw them up in CAD, and I had one of my students who is a talented machinist carve some out on a CNC machine. They’re not perfect, but getting close.

The hardest part of making these is almost done. Once we have them perfected, it would be pretty simple to make several sets.

My question for you all- how can I gauge interest to see if anyone might want to buy a set? I tried posting on a couple Facebook groups and got in trouble. Not looking to ruffle any feathers, just thought I could help some guys out and maybe get some parts $$$ out of the deal.

Cheers!
 

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If my GMC was ever going to see the road again I'd be all over those. Let me know if you're going to make any Silverado 20 ones.
 

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Hi everyone, I am posting this looking for feedback. I’m a high school auto shop teacher and I have a V2500. My High Sierra fender emblems are shot, and I can’t find replacements. I had my 17 year old son draw them up in CAD, and I had one of my students who is a talented machinist carve some out on a CNC machine. They’re not perfect, but getting close.

The hardest part of making these is almost done. Once we have them perfected, it would be pretty simple to make several sets.

My question for you all- how can I gauge interest to see if anyone might want to buy a set? I tried posting on a couple Facebook groups and got in trouble. Not looking to ruffle any feathers, just thought I could help some guys out and maybe get some parts $$$ out of the deal.

Cheers!
I’d like a set of High Sierra 1500 if you’re making them… ?
pm me with a price or we could trade? I probably have many parts you may need for your ‘86
 

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Very cool!
With CAD & CNC the possibilities are endless to what can be produced.
If it can be profitable in the long run is always the big question in any type of manufacturing scenario.
I hope it works out.
 

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Great looking emblems! What CAD program did your student use?

If you use something like SolidWorks, the initial file created is usually a common file type that many different machines can use. It’s translated by the machine software to a set of commands for the specific machine.

With a common CAD file type you can drive either a CNC machine or a 3D printer. In other words, you could also 3D print the emblems. And there are now 3D printers that use Kevlar and other materials that are much more durable than simple plastic.
 

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Well I agree they look nice and I’m really glad to see young people doing any kind of work like this. I just happened to be on the Classic Parts website this morning and they have all such trims. I would think LMC has them also.
I think between CNC and 3D printing so long as there’s the interest and need anything could be reproduced. Except maybe the correct gas filler hose for my flatbed.
 

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They look very nice. I see a lot of billet emblems at the shows here in Phoenix. I believe most are made by billet badges.
 

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oh wow, I am looking for this same set of emblems for my 86 K2500 High Sierra as well. the only one I have for it- one of the posts broke off. Please let me know if I can purchase a set. Thanks!
 

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I would be interested in purchasing some High Sierra 1500 fender emblems if you have those?
 

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