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3d printing help request from sister site

3d printing help request from sister site

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have a look here:
http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1744909

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the projects I am currently working on require miniaturised circuitry and low power consumption. So board size would be perhaps slightly bigger than a coin-cell. I have a number of other projects where the board size is limited to the 2xAAA cells that it uses for power.

I'm really struggling to find sensibly priced enclosures to house these prototypes - and of course you can't get the boards printed before the enclosure is sourced (to get alignment pins or rails properly accommodated. Real chicken & egg situation!

So i'm wondering as to the viability of printing my own enclosures.

does anyone have experience of this? willing to share designs?

My local fab-house rents it's makerbot at 10Eur per hour. I have no idea how long it would take to print up a variety of enclosures. But I'm looking for prototyping costs to be at c. eur2 per item level. Possible?

Alternatively, I wonder whether it is plausible to design some robust enclosures using laser cut acrylic?

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