Enclosure Cutouts

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by james211, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. james211

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    Looking for some guidance here, wasn't sure where to post this, so I figured I'd start here.

    I'm looking for some enclosure guidance. I don't need the enclosure to be custome, but I would like for the cutouts to be milled or laser cut. Anyone have any suggestions on places they have used that are reasonably priced?

    Thank you.
     
  2. wayneh

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    Are your cutouts not circular? A step drill is a lot cheaper than those other choices.

    Where I live, the cheapest custom cutting option was a 6 axis water jet cutter.
     
  3. SLK001

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    What do you consider "reasonably priced"? Probably a minimum of $100 setup charges.
     
  4. MaxHeadRoom

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    Or a Greenlee punch set, they offer some different shapes other than circular hole.
    There is also a local plasma shop that may help.
    I also use reverse engraved lamacoid for an enclosure legends etc.
    Max.
     
  5. james211

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    Mostly I'm very particular and I can never do a good enough job on my end given I live in a NYC apartment and don't have a proper workshop. I'm wondering if 3D printing isn't the way to go for now. Just weighing the options and seeking recommendations. Thank you.
     
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