Metal work
« on: November 26, 2018, 11:36:20 AM »
I want to build some tube mic preamps on suitable sheet metal (16 ga) aluminum with the dimensions and component layout on a Auto Cad file.    I plan to use UTC A series (A11 in, A26 out) or LS 10X in, LS51 out).  I've put this project off too long and if I can get the metalwork done, it will be less trouble to build 8 channels and a spare.  The individual channels would attach to angle rails inside the console enclosure so no metal bending necessary; just aluminum plates cut to size and drilled for mounting and the components.   What costs am I looking at?  Bud Industries in Cleveland Ohio doesn't have what I am looking for "off the shelf"...


Re: Metal work
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 02:32:31 AM »
I am afraid I cannot help with the metalwork but I just wanted to say this sounds like a great project. Real old school tube mixer style construction. If you get this project going I would love to hear more about it.



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Re: Metal work
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2018, 09:23:04 AM »
Do you have the CAD file, or is that part of what you need done?

Re: Metal work
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2018, 05:22:36 PM »
I will provide the auto cad file.   In progress.  Need to finalize the transformer choice.


Re: Metal work
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2018, 07:24:56 PM »
There are some places online you can look at.  They use their own software, but you can do a quick mock up to get an idea of costs. 

Front panel express

There are other places like erapid that can integrate with solid works to give real time pricing.

Most places should be able to work from dwg and dxf,  but don't know of any automated quotes off hand.


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