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Enclosure machining / routing

Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Rob, Feb 4, 2006.

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  1. Rob

    Rob Guest

    Im looking for a Perth company to route/punch/mill some conntector slots in
    some 1.6mm aluminium enclosure end plates.

    Can anyone recommend a place that does this in small volumes - 10 to 20
    pieces at a time.

    The cut out is a simple 32x7mm slot. I've heard some engraving companies may
    be able to do them.

    Any suggestions + cost guesstimates gratefully received.
  2. Alan

    Alan Guest

    Try CTSM (Close Tolerance Sheet Metalwork)
    Unit 5
    170 Beechboro Road South
    Bayswater 6053
    Tel 9271 1882

    Talk to Mark D'Evelynes.

    They do a lot of good quality work for some of the electronics and
    radio companies around Perth

  3. Rob

    Rob Guest

    Cheers Alan. I'll check them out.
  4. Lasers are the bomb these days. Find your nearest laser cutting
    factory in your yellow pages and give em a call.
  5. Rob

    Rob Guest

    Yep, I've had some stainless D connector panels done before - neat & cheap
    in 50+ units.

    I haven't called any of the sheeties with lasers as they seem to be
    interested in sticking a plain sheet on the table and cutting away. I've
    assumed that cutting the end plates that I have would be to fiddly for them
    to bother with and that the price would be jacked up to compensate for this.

    An alternative would be to get completely new plates cut/bent but this would
    mean getting them powder coated or anodised black like the originals.

    A mini cnc mill in the workshop would be nice....

  6. Alan

    Alan Guest

    If you want to go this way CTSM have good contacts for powder coating
    as well

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