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8/6 - Milling the Aluminum Cases

A project log for Modular USB Hotkey Controller

Programmable USB controller modules for gaming, CAD modeling, video editing, and more

Cole BCole B 08/15/2018 at 03:021 Comment

Today we went to the ASU machine shop to mill the slots in the aluminum strips and to bend them.  The milling went well and we completed all the strips needed for the modules we are intending to build.  However, when we attempted to bend a test part we found that the required bend radius was larger than expected.  We plan to cut the strips apart and glue the front and sides on separately.

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RunnerPack wrote 09/09/2018 at 00:08 point

Maybe you could make the bend radius you need if you anneal the metal a bit first.

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