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Custom making GPU water cooling brackets?

So I have access to several punching machines, and I have kinda tossed around the idea of making and selling adapter brackets (like the Dwood brackets, H70, H60 etc).

I have made several that work just fine. I can make brackets with 16GA to 12GA thickness and can paint pretty much any color.

Would there be a market for this here at OCN, and most importantly is this allowed on OCN?

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i can definitely tell you folks that like to watercool old systems would love this.

users were just complaining over in the Rampage IV Black Edition thread that they can't get the south bridge bracket from EK, or anwhere.
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How much does it cost to start up a production run? Tooling etc.



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i can definitely tell you folks that like to watercool old systems would love this.

users were just complaining over in the Rampage IV Black Edition thread that they can't get the south bridge bracket from EK, or anwhere.
Hmm, interesting. I'll have to look into that.

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How much does it cost to start up a production run? Tooling etc.
Not 100% sure, but mainly just material and the time to actually do it. I've already made a couple different ones (14GA powder coated black) for an H70 setup. One just the bracket and the other bracket + 80mm fan for cooling the vrm and stuff.

14GA is pretty thick, but it's not going to flex at all lol. 0.074 inch / 1.87mm thick. I could do 12GA as well (0.105in) but I'm not sure why you would need that thick lol

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OK then. I thought you'd have to make custom dies, but if you're using premade dies that's one big cost you could do without.

I had some ideas of things I wanted to manufacture but the cost of 3D printing or CNC milling were way too much to really consider seriously. Depending on the cost and capabilities, maybe it could work out with punching instead.

Are the machines identical or have different purposes? Cost of machine time? Range of typical production rates? Minimum and maximum workpiece dimensions?

Can it do bent shapes, or just simple holes in flat sheet?

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