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I am not a patient man... frown.gif Suspense is killllling me!
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4.0 Carbon Panels Back From Waterjet + More Work on the Mouse
Made a pretty huge step this week, I got the carbon fiber panel water jet out. Big thanks to the guys at Capital Fabrication in Atlanta for the 24hour turn around time and the amazing work. I taped up the large panel from the last update to protect the surface while the 4 pieces were cut out. I took the tape off the pieces and cleaned off the waterjet media, and I am very pleased with how it looks.

Back from Waterjet:
Now I will be able to start building the main chassis for the case next week when I get back from Daytona. I am very excited! Note that all the panels are on the sides because my photo back drop isnt tall enough! frown.gif

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Front panel - Several 5.25 bays, room for the huge waterfall res, and four 90mm fans

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Top panel - Two Swiftech MCRXP 480 Rads

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Bottom Panel - Two 140mm fans

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Rear panel - One 120mm Fan, two 80mm fans

More Work on the Mouse:
I got the carbon fiber sanded down pretty well now, but was in such a zone I forgot to take pictures. I did get it fitted to the mouse body and now I am adding some putty to compensate for the additional thickness of the carbon fiber. I taped off the CF and the rubber grip to protect it.

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Thanks for look guys! And thanks for all the motivation!
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Panels are looking good my friend, keep those pictures coming! biggrin.gif
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Thanks to both for the CF supply shop, Soller Composites is definitely where I'll be shopping from here on out. Their 3k rolls are far less and appear to be much higher quality than anywhere else. Was there a particular reason you chose Balsa as a core, rather than another composite like ABS or poly/acrylic? Balsa seems to cost far more than the alternatives... Have you had any experience using ABS for the core, or would ABS or poly/acrylic not take well to the layup process?
 
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Thanks to both for the CF supply shop, Soller Composites is definitely where I'll be shopping from here on out. Their 3k rolls are far less and appear to be much higher quality than anywhere else. Was there a particular reason you chose Balsa as a core, rather than another composite like ABS or poly/acrylic? Balsa seems to cost far more than the alternatives... Have you had any experience using ABS for the core, or would ABS or poly/acrylic not take well to the layup process?

Main reason for balsa core was the size, and the resin penetrates into the balsa a little bit as well. I needed something that was 1/16" thick. Previously I've used foam core, which I highly recommend if it suits your sizing (thinnest I've seen is 1/8").

I've never used acrylic, but I have used ABS. The mouse I did is ABS and the resin sticks just fine to it. Definitely avoid polycarbonate as most glues and resins will not stick to it. Next time I have some left overs from my layup I'll try laying them up on acrylic and see how well it works.
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Wow - this looks amazing already. Excited to see the outcome... subbed
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Amazing so far, can't wait to see more
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