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micromegas

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Powder coated enclosures in the UK?
« on: April 26, 2017, 04:27:22 PM »
Hi everybody!

This is my first post in a while... I haven't built a pedal since I moved to London (about 18 months ago) and that needs to end now!.

I brought some boards with components from Spain on my last trip but I need to get some enclosures.

I used to etch my boxes before, but I live in a small flatshare and that is not an option at the moment, so I thought I would give a try to the laser cutter I have at work and see if I can get it to engrave powder coated boxes.

I have gotten some good quality ones from stevie1556 here in the forum (UK based) in the past, but he has not been active since December '16.

I did a quick search and found this shop in Edinburgh, but they are a little bit expensive and found no reference of their work whatsoever:
http://www.timetravelaudio.co.uk/shop/components/powder-coated-die-cast-aluminium-enclosures/

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Thanks!
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Re: Powder coated enclosures in the UK?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2017, 12:26:32 AM »
I used those guys last year for a white 1590bb and it was terrible loads of orange peel, large dips in the finish and some small red spots in addition to being really expensive.  These days I order basic colours from rs components or farnell and go to Banzai for everything else.

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Re: Powder coated enclosures in the UK?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2017, 02:10:12 AM »
Bitsbox do some, at a glance a tad more expensive but Ive ordered a few black BBs and theyve been great. I justify the price of bitsbox with how bloody quick the postage is.
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Re: Powder coated enclosures in the UK?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2017, 03:14:52 AM »
Yes I forgot bitsbox again just the standard colours but if you order before 1pm you always get it the next day.

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Re: Powder coated enclosures in the UK?
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2017, 01:08:10 PM »
Thank you guys! I took a look at bitsbox and it looks like they have the standard Hammond colours. Apparently CPC also stocks those at much cheaper price (free shipping included)!

http://cpc.farnell.com/hammond/1590brd/box-red-31x60x112mm/dp/EN84650?mckv=sqxALLsNp_dc%7Cpcrid%7C72935655857%7Ckword%7C%7Cmatch%7C%7Cplid%7C&CMP=KNC-GUK-CPC-GEN-SHOPPING-HAMMOND-Enclosures__19in_Cabinet_Racks-EN84650
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