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Old 2nd March 2004, 01:38 PM   #11
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Hi.

I'd just like to add that if you're in europe, this would be the place to go:

http://www.schaeffer-apparatebau.de

(They're probably the same, as the software looks equal)

I've used their services and everything went smooth.

One thing that they could improve was anodizing *after* the cutting so the edges would also be anodized, thus making the panels look more professional. I asked about this and they said that they didn't do it because there hadn't been demand for it.

Maybe if we all asked at the same time...


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Old 2nd March 2004, 02:16 PM   #12
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Indeed GUILHERME

they are the same. It's more expensive to anodize afterwards becausse now they have large plates and only have to cut some parts, otherwise they have to anodize all these small parts...

All the same I'm very happy with them I ordered plates op till 10mm

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Front top back and under are all made by schaeffer

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Old 2nd March 2004, 02:33 PM   #13
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Cutting after anodizing - that's disappointing.

rwagter:

Can you tell us about the quality. Is the anodized surface texture nice? What's it like? Are the exposed edges of raw alum. smooth or is there evidence of the cutting tool?
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Old 2nd March 2004, 04:23 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the great information. The Schaefer plate is what I am after. Thick.

Will they ship to the USA?

Thanks again.
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Old 2nd March 2004, 05:57 PM   #15
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Use frontpanelexpress, it's theire american site. Although they ship everywhere from germany aluminum is allways a lot heavier then expected

Bill Fitzpatrick: the anodized surfaces are smooth as a babyskin, no marks at all.
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Old 2nd March 2004, 06:12 PM   #16
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Take a look at www.emashineshop.com.

Not cheap if you only want one but they have a a number of different finshings avaiable including color anaodize, power coat, as well as different levels and types of surface textures.



Assuming you mean face plate and not back plate and don't need silkscreening then:
For a front plate with just holes for a switch, LED and four countersunk bolts, I found www.onlinemetals.com the best deal. You have to drill the holes yourself which isn't that hard if you work slow and careful. Then you need an afternoon of mindless labor with increasingly fine grades of wet&dry sand paper plus soap and water. I have no training in metal work, and damn little skill, but by going slow I ended up with a face plate has caused my amp to be mistaken for a high-end commercial unit.
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Old 2nd March 2004, 09:58 PM   #17
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The real link is:

www.emachineshop.com
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Old 3rd March 2004, 04:03 AM   #18
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Cutting after anodizing - that's disappointing.
This being a DIY forum, you could anodize the plate yourself. It's not that difficult a process.


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Old 3rd March 2004, 09:30 PM   #19
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This being a DIY forum, you could anodize the plate yourself. It's not that difficult a process.


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Hi Tim,

Can you please tell me more about this??????

I'm interested as you can see


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Old 3rd March 2004, 09:47 PM   #20
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Hi

I have never tryed to do that but I found a interesting site about it! http://www.focuser.com/atm/anodize/anodize99.html

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