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I have been googling this and can't find an answer that doesn't require a $200 welder. I've also tried looking at some recent scratch builds and not finding the answer I seek there either. I'm planning to build a HTPC case from scratch soon but wondering how would I go about joining the angles for frame for cheap?
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Rivets, pretty much how all manufactured computer cases are made.
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Another option is Durafix, which is essentially brazing for aluminum.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by joemaniaci;13177867 
Rivets, pretty much how all manufactured computer cases are made.

I can't see how to make it solid going that route though. I'm sure it would be after applying the panels but I was hoping to have no rivets on the outside at all.
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Originally Posted by radodrill;13178002 
Another option is Durafix, which is essentially brazing for aluminum.

http://durafix.com/demo/256.html The answer I seek I think. Will definitely be checking it out.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Krusher33;13178304 
http://durafix.com/demo/256.html The answer I seek I think. Will definitely be checking it out.

Yeah takes practice but produces decent results.
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post #6 of 15
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Can only be bought at Durafix's website and ebay though?
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post #7 of 15
I haven't seen it anywhere else, but it does work.
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post #8 of 15
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Alrighty, thanks!
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post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krusher33;13178798 
Can only be bought at Durafix's website and ebay though?

They have suppliers all over the world. I have one right near me and I live in Brisvegas Australia.
post #10 of 15
could drill a hole and use a tap and die or even just user some fancy nuts and bolts that can be bought from pro-bolt.
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