It’s been nearly a year since I had real trouble trying to machine my own parts and failing miserably!
Since then I have been working tirelessly with others to set up a hobbyist friendly laser cutting service in for those in the UK.
I present you with ShapeMonkey!
Currently this offers a simple upload, pay, and receive service for acrylic and balsa wood. More materials and products will be offered in time. This is the kind of service I was looking for back then. Hopefully others reading this blog will find the service useful.
Please give as much feedback as you can. For example: What materials should be next?