Useful references for case design

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    confusis John Morrison. Writer, Editor, Awesome Person.
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    Updated 02/2018
    Here's a list of useful resources for case design.

    Guides and Discussion

    CAD programs

    3D files:

    References:
    • FormFactors.org Official specs for various form factors, like mini-ITX, ATX power supplies, etc.
    • Protocase Resources Useful guidelines for designing sheet metal enclosures

    Manufacturing:
    • SheetMetal.Me Terminology, tables, diagrams, and other useful info related to sheet metal fabrication
    • Protocase Blog
    • Build Prototypes w/ Dan Gelbart Great video overview of the process of manufacturing a sheet metal enclosure (it's aimed at prototyping but most of it is similar to production)
    • LTT Custom Gaming Case Not as technical as the above video, but a good overview of the manufacturing process with equipment more typical of small-medium production volumes.
     
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