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New 303-style Aluminum Enclosures
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New 303-style Aluminum Enclosures

by substyler on Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:42 pm

hi x0xers,

ok... the prototype of my new "superflat" aluminum enclosure is here. comes with the smallest possible dimensions and the aluminum has an ultrafine anodized surface with a superb black silkscreening wich is done before anodizing! so the silkscreening is light-genuinly, absolutely resistant against scratches, caustic solutions or whatever. (under normal use)
there are CNC welded screw mounts for direct PCB mounting, no more stands needed. fits 100%
the dimensions: 205mm x 240mm x 42mm height. a standard x0xb0x will fit if you extend the 2200µF caps with wire. (it works)
the price-target is approximately 89 euros per kit including all screws, washers, power switch and aluminum side rails.
with a bit of luck under 80 euros! there are some negotiations with the manufacturer ;)

you'll see some scratches on the inner surface of the frontplate... but hey... it's just the prototype :mrgreen:
check the pics if you like and begin flame ;)

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Re: New 303-style Aluminum Enclosures

by rarara on Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:34 pm

looks nice - you got a pic of the box with sides attached? any idea if it will fit with a) the xoxio io/overdrive kit, and b) the new cpu mod when available?
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Re: New 303-style Aluminum Enclosures

by substyler on Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:57 pm

thus they look, if they are assembled... if all going well.
but there's no room for mods like Brian's mods. we have 42mm height outside, inside we have ~ 35mm. not more :)
this case is not for modded x0xen... it's just for the pure banned. (upps... eehmm i mean pure x0x ;) )

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Re: New 303-style Aluminum Enclosures

by isak on Fri Oct 08, 2010 4:27 am

Sub,

this is simply a beauty box :!:
great work man :)

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Re: New 303-style Aluminum Enclosures

by rvanscotter on Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:07 pm

I'd love to pre-order one of these awesome AL enclosures... I need a b0x for my x0x
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Re: New 303-style Aluminum Enclosures

by xlarge on Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:22 pm

I want... No: I NEED!
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Re: New 303-style Aluminum Enclosures

by MartinDidymus on Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:10 am

That is sweet, I’ll be keeping watching for when that becomes available in your shop :D Any ideas on the lead time?
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Re: New 303-style Aluminum Enclosures

by buddax on Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:03 am

Nice CNC-porn... Laser cutter? Whats the print made with?
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Re: New 303-style Aluminum Enclosures

by substyler on Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:03 am

yeah, I think in week 43/44 I'll have the first load of enclosure kits ready to ship.
I have to change some details, but the prototype is mechanically quite nice.

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Re: New 303-style Aluminum Enclosures

by substyler on Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:10 am

buddax wrote:Nice CNC-porn... Laser cutter? Whats the print made with?
it's made with a CNC punching machine and a CNC welding device. the printing is offset-printing before anodizing. this means the anodized coat is over the colour, so it is very resistantly. (I hope that I express myself correctly... I'm not the advanced english speaker :mrgreen: )
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Re: New 303-style Aluminum Enclosures

by buddax on Sat Oct 09, 2010 8:27 am

Looks really good, nice quality, as far as i can see.
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Re: New 303-style Aluminum Enclosures

by Luap on Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:55 pm

Those look great! Especially for the reasonable cost.. Good job! 8)
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Re: New 303-style Aluminum Enclosures

by rarara on Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:06 am

SubStyler wrote:thus they look, if they are assembled... if all going well.
but there's no room for mods like Brian's mods. we have 42mm height outside, inside we have ~ 35mm. not more :)

me thinks you need to be making some of these with bigger dimensions :)
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Re: New 303-style Aluminum Enclosures

by substyler on Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:00 am

I don't think so, because my target was to get the housing as small as possible. bigger enclosures are available from Altitude or Reedlaw.
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Re: New 303-style Aluminum Enclosures

by xlarge on Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:29 pm

It's week 43 now... I'm counting the days ;)
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