Most pick up truck tailgates are easily removable.Does anybody know for-sure if the tailgate is easily removable?
I like the idea. of rivets along the edges and ww2 plane nose art (like of Betty Grable). also remember with so many trucks out there all looking the same. your going to want yours too look different. come out from the mall and have 12 trucks and there is nothing to tell them a part?
And HOW do we know how long it takes?I know it’s an old thread, but I just noticed it. This would be super easy to do. I’ve set up five laser marking heads so far on the end of five-axis robots, so doing the same on a simple two-axis (CNC) should be dead simple. I’ve even got one at home that was purpose built for marking stainless (long story there). The only downfall is that the cheapest “dependable” laser etcher for industrial use starts at a little over 20 grand.
Random fun fact: the above mentioned laser takes about 20 seconds to light an office desk on fire.
To answer the first question, I was testing the new toy at my desk and didn’t know one of my co-workers had flipped the key to switch it from target to live. It has a target mode that lets you make sure you’ve got the pattern aimed right where it uses a harmless, but easily visible frequency. Oops!And HOW do we know how long it takes?
It isn't so much the acquisition cost if you believe this could be a popular option. To make money though you need to exceed operational costs and amortized capital equipment costs.
So, how much do laser etchers cost to run?
I guess there will be posers in every situation. But, the proof is what happens when you press the accelerator.I like the idea of laser etching a Tri/Dual/Single model designation on the lower right of the tailgate. It would look cooler than a traditional adhesive backed 3D emblem. It would also deter Single and Dual owners from “cloning“ their trucks into a Tri Motor model.