[sdiy] Type of aluminium for front panels.

Paul Perry pfperry at melbpc.org.au
Fri Feb 15 00:25:14 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.

paul perry Melbourne Australia

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Justin Owen"

> Sounds like you've already made a call on this - but FIY - I've used 5005 
> Grade Aluminium in 1.5mm using panel mounted jacks and sockets (not 
> personally a fan of right-angle mounting) with no problems.
> I think you'd have to work pretty hard to bend a panel - even at that 
> thickness - unless it didn't have very much mounted to >it and was pretty 
> big. Some of the super-humans on the list might disagree!

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