What type of aluminum would be ideal for laser cut PC case parts?
Would 5052-H32 be suitable, for example?
Bending might not be required.
Maybe water jet would work better, because of the heat, and laser cutting aluminum has some possibility of damage to the sensor. But if you're having it fabricated at a shop then only my first thought matters. I'm worried it'll discolor.
Thanks for the input!
Laser or waterjet, both are fine for me. I just found a place which laser cuts brushed and sandblasted stainless steel (316) in 1-3mm thickness, so it might be quite nice for a case side panel, even if rest of the case is aluminum. I'll test it in the near future.