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Aluminum for PC case

Merlac
  • 18 months ago

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.

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  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

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