Support Forum

Archiv:
 
  • Suggestions for polishing raw aluminum

    I've so far only worked with anodized aluminum, and I'm wondering if anybody's had luck in getting a nice polished shine from the raw aluminum.

     

    I was thinking of getting a bottle of Mother's Aluminum Polish, but the panels themself won't be cheap, so I'd rather not experiment.

    I've read that only some types of aluminum alloys polish well.

     

    Another concern after polishing is keeping the polished shine. I'm guessing something like everbrite, carnauba or some other clear wax, polyurethane clear coat, etc..

     

    Does anybody have suggestions?

     

     

     

    Thanks

    ~James

    Posted By: James Lee on Nov 18, 2008 02:04PM Category: Production

  • Machining on edges / perpendicular faces

    In the thread titled "Beveled edges" it was revealed that a part can be machined on its edge if the material is thick enough. What are the constraints to this?

    For example, can I machine a M2 hole in 4mm material? What position tolerance is there between features machined on the front and features machined on the edge?

     

    Also, is it possible to machine on the perpendicular faces of right-angle aluminum? I have a section of aluminum which appears similar to this:

     

     

    The sides are 25.4mm wide and 3.2mm thick. Is it possible to machine on the two outside faces of this material? How about the inside faces?

     

    Thanks!

    Posted By: Alex Hay on Nov 09, 2008 08:43PM Category: Production

  • Scale Generator

    How do you install and run Scale Generator?

     

    Posted By: Don Cleveland on Nov 07, 2008 08:05PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Using other fonts

    I would like to use fonts such as 'Times New Roman', and 'Vivaldi' on the panel.

    Is there any easy way to do this?

    I can convert the text to a path or shape via photoshop, but I do not have any software that supports HPGL formats.

    Posted By: James Lee on Oct 19, 2008 03:44AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Specifying smallest possible corner radius for rectangular hole

    If I want to specify a rectangular through hole, approximately 12mm tall and wide, with the smallest possible corner radius (i.e. as nearly a true rectangle as possible), do I specify the 1.0mm Cutter tool and a radius of 0.5mm?

     

    Thanks.

    --Adam

     

    Posted By: Adam Schabtach on Oct 12, 2008 11:06PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • macro question and line art.

    Is there a way to ungroup a macro object? The equliv. of 'explode' in autocad?

     

    Also, where can I find step by step information on how to build lines around a hole for a stepped attenuator?

    Posted By: Don B on Sep 29, 2008 03:18PM Category: Front Panel Designer

Please enter your message:

* = required field

  •   
  •   
 
  
Facebook Linked In Youtube Google+