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Offline cortes

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What Is This Mounting/Fixture Board?
« on: June 28, 2022, 04:12:54 pm »
I've been searching for a board like the one in this video: by Robotics Mate. Any idea where I can get one or a name for it I can use in a search. A search on 'mounting board' doesn't work
Attached is a screen capture. I'm referring to the orange plastic board with the evenly spaced holes.
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Re: What Is This Mounting/Fixture Board?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2022, 04:40:39 pm »
looks like pegboard,but thats normally wood or metal
 

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Re: What Is This Mounting/Fixture Board?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2022, 04:42:52 pm »
My first thought was that was some flavor of Veroboard, but that is more DIP oriented with through-hole diameter .100" spacing, so that's not it.

I'm guessing it's some unique product, but acrylic pegboard (normally used to hang things on your wall) looks quite similar...   Pegboard is usually 1" on center holes, not sure how the board you're looking for is designed.

https://www.amazon.com/Azar-771322-CLR-Pegboard-1-Sided-Translucent/dp/B008M7RRBI/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=acrylic+pegboard&qid=1656434455&sr=8-3

Edit - N/M this is WAY too big.  Right idea though - search more for acrylic pegboard and perhaps there is a smaller variant?

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Re: What Is This Mounting/Fixture Board?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2022, 04:46:26 pm »
You could try asking the guy himself... he seems to be responsive to questions asked in the comments:

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Re: What Is This Mounting/Fixture Board?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2022, 05:48:20 pm »
If you search for “perforated acrylic sheet” or “perforated plastic sheet” you will find many variations on this type of board. There are even prototyping perforated plastic panels offered by Alibaba.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001056584942.html

There are many materials offered in perforated sheet format, including Acrylic (Perspex), PVC and Polypropylene, as available here…..

http://www.harrisonplastic.com/perforatedsheet.html

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Re: What Is This Mounting/Fixture Board?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2022, 06:48:16 pm »
You could try asking the guy himself... he seems to be responsive to questions asked in the comments:

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When I first looked there were no comments. Now I see them and have asked.
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Re: What Is This Mounting/Fixture Board?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2022, 03:34:55 am »
Back in the day before project boxes I used hardboard that I lacquered with poly. They used to make this really dense dark board, easy to drill and looked great when the pcb was mounted. Similar to this stuff.

Prior to that I built bare circuits on pine offcuts using paper templates.

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Re: What Is This Mounting/Fixture Board?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2022, 12:15:22 pm »
Shock,
Clipboards used to be made with a hard material like this.
I made speaker adaptors and templates out of them but never found
full sheets as hard as the clipboards were.
Maybe they did what you did to it?
Jeff
 

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Re: What Is This Mounting/Fixture Board?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2022, 01:17:43 pm »
Shock,
Clipboards used to be made with a hard material like this.
I made speaker adaptors and templates out of them but never found
full sheets as hard as the clipboards were.
Maybe they did what you did to it?
Jeff

probably those clipboards were made with HDF...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiberboard
https://www.diyaudioandvideo.com/Guide/BuildSpeakerBoxWithMDF/
 
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Re: What Is This Mounting/Fixture Board?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2022, 02:41:15 pm »
Yeah perhaps it was already finished with something, some hardboard used to have a smooth satin like finish on one side now that I think about it.

Fake wood flooring and paneling is probably similar. You can also get used natural wood flooring dirt cheap, bit of a sanding and stain and ideal for project boxes or breadboard/crystal radio/key set bases or soldering tip or tool holders etc.
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Re: What Is This Mounting/Fixture Board?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2022, 02:44:44 pm »
Back in the day before project boxes I used hardboard that I lacquered with poly. They used to make this really dense dark board, easy to drill and looked great when the pcb was mounted. [snip]


I use that stuff as a work surface because it's so hard. As a result, it's difficult to drill holes in it.
 

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Re: What Is This Mounting/Fixture Board?
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2022, 03:17:53 pm »
Probably different grades, some of the synthetic boards are almost ceramic like due to the resins or whatever they use to bind it. I remember the stuff I got locally was quite soft for drilling but once lacquered was like walnut. I assume the more lacquer it absorbs the harder it gets.

 
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Re: What Is This Mounting/Fixture Board?
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2022, 12:15:44 am »
Looks like old style turret tag board to me. Used to come in quite big phenolic sheets, but the only ones I can find now are relatively narrow (~80mm max approx) and ridiculous prices.
 

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Re: What Is This Mounting/Fixture Board?
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2022, 04:48:06 pm »
I just heard from the producer of the linked video. He said the board was custom made by him as a teaching aid.
 

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Re: What Is This Mounting/Fixture Board?
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2022, 05:31:24 pm »
Those sort of plates go by a variety of names.  I learned them as tooling plates or fixture plates.  Apparently more modern terms are:
Grid plates
Cheese plates  (probably a term used mainly by pathologists and/or Swiss)

Here's a grid plate that may interest you: https://www.gobilda.com/1116-series-grid-plate-7-x-11-hole-56-x-88mm/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7dCI_uru-AIVj2xvBB2nKQaaEAYYAyABEgICqfD_BwE
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Re: What Is This Mounting/Fixture Board?
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2022, 08:30:31 pm »
Those sort of plates go by a variety of names.  I learned them as tooing plates or fixture plates.  Apparently more modern terms are:
Grid plates
Cheese plates  (probably a term used mainly by pathologists and/or Swiss)

Here's a grid plate that ma interest you: https://www.gobilda.com/1116-series-grid-plate-7-x-11-hole-56-x-88mm/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7dCI_uru-AIVj2xvBB2nKQaaEAYYAyABEgICqfD_BwE

Those plates are overkill for my project, but thanks for the link. I can think of a number of uses for them for structural purposes.
 

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Re: What Is This Mounting/Fixture Board?
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2022, 06:40:24 am »
well i usually find in most of the mil/lab test equipment that i dismantle. also i found it in some mil PCs. the screws i save in a bottle. but the boards I usually throw them away. I would say old ones have a distinctive smell. and for devices older as 2000 i found normaly to be some kind of resin / 3d printed.

let me see if i have some pictures of some of them.
 


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