[sdiy] Type of aluminium for front panels.

Colin f colin at colinfraser.com
Fri Feb 15 00:31:56 CET 2013

> I think the problem is that with a rack width of unbraced 
> aluminium, when you use any normal force against it, even if 
> it only flexes by a millimeter or two, it 'feels' 
> disconcertingly flimsy. It isn't going to break or deform 
> permanently, but it feels shoddy.

Also, if there are panel mounted controls that are also fixed to a PCB, the
PCB is going to take that strain.
With an L- or U-shaped panel, there's less stress on the board.

Colin f

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