[sdiy] laser cutting aluminum

Brandon Daniel bdu at fdiskc.com
Thu May 28 21:45:49 CEST 2009


On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 11:07 AM, Danjel van Tijn <danjel at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just used mfg.com to request quotes on a 128 hole monome clone
> panel. I got a quote right away from a laser cutting place in Quebec
> and I was astounded by how cheap it would be.  I can get two panels
> made (including materials) for $50USD total. If I buy 10 then they are
> $14 each.
>
> Is there anything I should be aware of with laser cutting? i.e. Will
> it leave burn marks and the aluminum will need to be painted etc? It
> is 5052-H32 1/8" thick aluminum.

I believe that the machinecollective.org arduinome cases are all
laser-cut, should be fine, though may require some filing down of
sharp edges to protect your fingers.

-Brandon




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