[sdiy] PCB Panels

Eric Wood eric.wood74 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 29 05:51:32 CEST 2018


I feel like this is common nowadays for frontpanels from euro rack folks; maybe I’m wrong?

> On Apr 25, 2018, at 12:59 PM, Chris McDowell <declareupdate at gmail.com> wrote:
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> to mike, the prob with metalphoto was just tolerance. the sheared edges has been as much as 1/16" off, and I've had to send back batches for poor alignment of graphics a handful of times. 
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> thanks for the suggestion, but anything by hand is out of the question :) hehe
> 
> I already use  PCBCart for production and get along with them great, so I'll give them a go for panels too. I'll make sure to let ol' Luffy know I'm going for artistic value here too. 
> 
> vicinius, may I ask where you get your boards done? They really do look fantastic! 
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> Cheers, 
> Chris 
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>> On Apr 25, 2018, at 12:28 PM, Mike Beauchamp <list at mikebeauchamp.com> wrote:
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>> On 04/24/2018 06:39 PM, Chris McDowell wrote:
>>> Has anyone here tried doing panels with PCBs? I've had metalphoto screw up enough orders that I'm ready to try something else! They're not -terrible- but they can't guarantee a tight tolerance and it always bugs me at least, drives me nuts at the most.
>> 
>> Hi Chris, give this stuff a shot: https://bungard.de/index.php/en/products/consumables/alucorex
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>> It's basically the stuff that metalphoto is using. Anodized aluminum panels that are pre-sensitized with a photo emulsion - but this product is available to the DIY consumer I believe and the process is easy.
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>> Transfer your image to the panel with marks for hole centers and you should have some good accuracy.
>> 
>> What was your problem with metalphoto by the way?
>> 
>> Mike
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