Author Topic: pc bench case made from extrusions  (Read 980 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Alex Eisenhut

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 2919
  • Country: ca
  • Place text here.
pc bench case made from extrusions
« on: August 21, 2020, 02:51:15 am »
I just found out about a special kind of motherboard "case".

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/DIY-Mini-ATX-Bracket-Open-Aluminum-Alloy-Frame-ATX-Motherboard-PC-Computer-Case/192883113943?hash=item2ce8babfd7:g:23sAAOSwevtcqW7t

It's just a bunch of 20 x 20 aluminum "rexroth" style extrusions with some extra hardware. The link shows a 12 inch by 8 inch form factor. I want a bigger one. I found the extrusions and endcaps by themselves, but I've looked for the extra hardware bits that let you assemble a "case".

Does anyone know where I can buy the feet, motherboard standoffs, and whatever gizmo holds the cross members to the main extrusions?

I guess I need specific names of these parts that will fit in the grooves of the extrusion.

I've looked at the "see other items from the same seller" for a bunch of these and come up empty.

Anyone have any leads?
Hoarder of 8-bit Commodore relics and 1960s Tektronix 500-series stuff.
 

Offline RenThraysk

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 106
  • Country: gb
Re: pc bench case made from extrusions
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2020, 02:33:16 pm »
https://www.makerbeam.com/ any help? Smaller extrusions (10x10 or 15x15).
 

Offline Alex Eisenhut

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 2919
  • Country: ca
  • Place text here.
Re: pc bench case made from extrusions
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2020, 05:41:38 am »
Yeah thanks, I guess I should have cast a wider net. I didn't think that 20mm extrusions were rigid enough for a 3D printer so I never looked.

I found this

http://catalogs.8020.net/80-20-Inc-University-Booklet/20/#

but I still need to find feet and those long screws that hold the cards in place.
Hoarder of 8-bit Commodore relics and 1960s Tektronix 500-series stuff.
 

Offline olkipukki

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 775
  • Country: 00
Re: pc bench case made from extrusions
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2020, 07:11:47 pm »
I'm building my EPYC  case ::) that eventually become 'closed' rather as OP's link.

The standoff is pairing with an insertion nut keep MB and cards in place and aligned.
The few pieces a rubber slot cover been cut off and fitted into slots, hopefully avoid any potential vibration from PSU.

Still in progress and need to decide on a cover material - very likely a perforated mesh except a polycarbonate panel on back-side.

[attachimg=1]

[attachimg=2]

[attachimg=3]
« Last Edit: August 23, 2020, 07:13:18 pm by olkipukki »
 
The following users thanked this post: Alex Eisenhut

Offline Alex Eisenhut

  • Super Contributor
  • ***
  • Posts: 2919
  • Country: ca
  • Place text here.
Re: pc bench case made from extrusions
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2020, 12:52:06 am »
I now know that 10 and 15 means 1.0 and 1.5 inches, and 2020 is 20mm. So I can order all kinds of brackets and thingies on ebay but it gets expensive in a hurry, more than the value of the electronics I planned on plugging there.

Here's the feet I'd order

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/4pcs-20x10mm-Sliver-Aluminum-HIFI-feet-Chassis-Headphone-Amplifier-Speaker-DIY/192582619884
Hoarder of 8-bit Commodore relics and 1960s Tektronix 500-series stuff.
 

Offline RenThraysk

  • Regular Contributor
  • *
  • Posts: 106
  • Country: gb
Re: pc bench case made from extrusions
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2020, 01:07:07 am »
Dimatech bench table cases start at around $100 USD, if the price is getting close or over that.

http://shopusa.dimastech.com/
 

Offline olkipukki

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 775
  • Country: 00
Re: pc bench case made from extrusions
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2020, 07:34:07 am »
I now know that 10 and 15 means 1.0 and 1.5 inches, and 2020 is 20mm.

Almost everything been copied from Rexroth, you can see overall posibilities  ;D

https://www.boschrexroth.com/en/xc/products/product-groups/assembly-technology/basic-mechanic-elements

So I can order all kinds of brackets and thingies on ebay but it gets expensive in a hurry, more than the value of the electronics I planned on plugging there.

Ehhh.. there are so many little things.

For example, a bracket - do you want cheapest one or with option to cover it... or with threaded hole to be able to attach a panel later... endless options, I would say

If you after a decor and profile will expose to a public, 4-slot might be not ideal, 2-side looks much better

[attachimg=1]


Anyway, I would suggest to draw what are you planning to build and count all required parts, helps a lot.
 

Offline olkipukki

  • Frequent Contributor
  • **
  • Posts: 775
  • Country: 00
Re: pc bench case made from extrusions
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2020, 07:36:54 am »
Here's the feet I'd order

Check something else too, may be there is a online store in Canada dedicated to aluminium profiles
 


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf