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OpenCase Mounting Kit

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Mark Carew, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. Mark Carew

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    Mark Carew published a new build:

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  2. David Bunch

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    I initially wrote about making a 3d printed cover to keep the debris out of this case in this thread, OpenBuilds Sphinx 1050 , but thought this would be a better place to put this info. I redid this design some more to make it one part for the bottom. I have not purchased this case yet, so will not actually print it until then. I might need to countersink the holes for the 4 screw standoff connections after looking at this again. I also am considering adding another angled plate at the top for extra protection as is shown in 2 of the photos. I used the slotted holes at about 115mm apart for the v-slot connections instead of where the wiring video uses them on the sphinx design. I would have to change the ribbed bottom if I used those holes & 115mm apart seemed wide enough. This is to mount on a sphinx CNC, but the V-slot holes could be any of the other holes. I am using openscad for the design & it is fairly easy to change that. Once I finish this, I will post the design to thingiverse. Think there is about 1/2" gap for the wires to come into the case on the sides or top. It is sized to 218mm in the longest print direction & would need print support. if printed on the longest angled side, you would not need support. Let me know if you have any thoughts on this design.
     

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  3. Mark Carew

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    Nice @David Bunch thanks for the share this will certainly help keep the chips away! :thumbsup:
     
  4. David Bunch

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    I did a little more rework on this after I realized that I could get rid of my overhangs by adding the standoff to the bottom case and adding nut traps for the M3x20mm screws. I also redid the top fan mount to be able cut different grill patterns. I used a design on thingiverse as a template that had 4 fanguard patterns. By redoing the fan mount it also gave me more opening on the sides for cables so I did not have to cut any out of the sides of the bottom case. I will ponder a few more days before I decide to print it.

    While researching the fan grill patterns, I found this interesting page that gives Effects of Grill Patterns on Fan Performance/Noise:
    Effects of Grill Patterns on Fan Performance/Noise
     

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