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Modular Open Laptop (aka Mobile Worksations) => Enclosures and Cases => Topic started by: Mine on January 31, 2015, 10:43:08 AM

Title: Printing vs Molding
Post by: Mine on January 31, 2015, 10:43:08 AM
The cost of tooling for a typical laptop enclosure is over $250K

The enclosures may be printed using rapid SLA with engineering photopolymers. They can be entirely made from photopolymers or partially photopolymer with an aluminum alloy chassis similar to the T60 thinkpads.

Another option is to use aluminum alloy and machine the entire enclosure or again a combination of aluminum alloy shell along with photopolymer components.

Short to medium production runs of various case and display sizes is easy as well as custom one offs since we aren't making tools.