Perforated Metal (aka Mesh)

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Perforated Metal (aka Mesh)

Post by HONkUS » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:36 pm

anyone know of an online retailer that sells perforated metal?

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Post by dicecca112 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:50 pm

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Post by HONkUS » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:58 pm

modders mesh is nice and all but im talking real perforated metal made by companies like McNichols or Diamond

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Post by bubba » Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:04 pm

http://www.mcmaster.com/

search for wire mesh
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Post by Bio-Hazard » Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:05 pm

It's going to be pretty hard finding any place that sells anything except lage sizes and bulk orders. I ended up finding the heavy guage stuff that I'm using at a security window company here in St Louis. But I got real lucky finding it, my old bosses dad works there and I was getting the scrap for nothing. To bad the old guy retired, I'm almost out of my stock.

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Post by HONkUS » Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:01 am

that mcmaster site is great! Thnaks!

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Post by Bio-Hazard » Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:20 am

McMaster is a great site for just about any sort of hardware, I get a lot of my water cooling hardware there, plus their prices are pretty good as well.

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Post by mongol05 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:44 am

I think frozen cpu does.

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Post by bubba » Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:47 am

McMaster-Carr has a lot of stuff, hell their printed a catalog is 4-1/2 inches thick.

Granger is another one, but I think McMaster-Carr has better prices.
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Post by Bio-Hazard » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:23 pm

mongol05 wrote:I think frozen cpu does.

http://www.frozencpu.com
Yah they carry the same old modders mesh, the thin junk. You'll have to go to one of the places listed above to find the real stuff if you want something strong. Modders mesh is fine for fan grills and the like, but not much else, it's to thin and weak.

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Re: Perforated Metal (aka Mesh)

Post by FeRaL » Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:03 am

Dragonmodz.net sells some nice Aluminum mesh. It is realy easy to use. I did a review of it at pcapex.com a while back.

link = http://reviews.pcapex.com/modding/drago ... onmesh.php

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Post by jtleon » Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:46 pm

That is an awesome bezel...Great Work Dude!!!
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Post by FeRaL » Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:32 pm

jtleon wrote:That is an awesome bezel...Great Work Dude!!!
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Thanks, I put a lot of time and effort into doing it. All in all the Aluminum was very easy to work with, without a lot of tool work involved.

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Re: Perforated Metal (aka Mesh)

Post by Bio-Hazard » Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:42 pm

Your bezel looks fine, but I'm still of the opinion that the thin stuff is just to weak and bends way to easy, for my needs the heavy guage steel is the best solution, or at least heavier guage aluminum. I just don't like weak bendable material.

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Post by moon111 » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:04 pm

Wouldn't a thinner mesh gain allot of strength if you were to 'dome' it? A flat piece of steel will bend fairly easy, but if you hammer it into a bowl shape, you could stand on it. Maybe different materials for different applications?

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Post by stev » Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:05 am

On the cheap ($), I've used older speaker grills for fan inlets/outlets. Some are really strong while others ar almost not worth the effort to use. The local Radio Shack has replacement metal screens along with the dome types too.

There are some really great perforated metals out there that are thin and can be used on cat-walks with the correct under structure frame.

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Re: Perforated Metal (aka Mesh)

Post by Bio-Hazard » Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:57 am

moon111 wrote:Wouldn't a thinner mesh gain allot of strength if you were to 'dome' it? A flat piece of steel will bend fairly easy, but if you hammer it into a bowl shape, you could stand on it. Maybe different materials for different applications?
The tinner stuff is stronger if domed........ :mrgreen: I won't use it, the stuff I'm using came wrom a window company that uses the stuff in high security windows. I have it on the top of my case as well and you can set anything you want on it without fear of it bending, denting or bowing............ :shock:

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Post by FeRaL » Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:03 am

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moon111 wrote:Wouldn't a thinner mesh gain allot of strength if you were to 'dome' it? A flat piece of steel will bend fairly easy, but if you hammer it into a bowl shape, you could stand on it. Maybe different materials for different applications?
The tinner stuff is stronger if domed........ :mrgreen: I won't use it, the stuff I'm using came wrom a window company that uses the stuff in high security windows. I have it on the top of my case as well and you can set anything you want on it without fear of it bending, denting or bowing............ :shock:

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I guess my question would be is, what are you doing to your PC that requires that strong of mes on the front? Hitting it was a baseball bat? J/K of course but still a rather valid question. Unless you move a lot, I wouldn't really see too much of a need for security glass wire inserts. You case looks great by the way. I can see a need for something strong to go across the top of you case as most of it is mesh now, but for the smaller holes like the one I did in that mod, that aluminum mesh is pretty solid. If you were to damage it, chances are the entire plastic piece is FUBAR anyhow. I'm working on the front of the case and am planning on using some steel mesh from mnpctechguy.

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Post by Bio-Hazard » Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:24 am

FeRaL wrote: I guess my question would be is, what are you doing to your PC that requires that strong of mes on the front? Hitting it was a baseball bat? J/K of course but still a rather valid question. Unless you move a lot, I wouldn't really see too much of a need for security glass wire inserts. You case looks great by the way. I can see a need for something strong to go across the top of you case as most of it is mesh now, but for the smaller holes like the one I did in that mod, that aluminum mesh is pretty solid. If you were to damage it, chances are the entire plastic piece is FUBAR anyhow. I'm working on the front of the case and am planning on using some steel mesh from mnpctechguy.
Well, I used the same mesh on all parts of the mesh to keep things looking the same.......... :lol: I also have 3 dogs and with the case on the floor it does tend to get hit with a ball from time to time when playing ball with the dogs plus a foot from children every now and then................ :shock: Another big plus with the stuff that I'm using is that it comes pre powder coated so theirs no need to paint and it will never chip, dent, scratch or rust................. :mrgreen:

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Post by purdeys » Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:10 pm

yeh umm... http://www.buymetal.co.uk/?gclid=CNDh_b ... EAod2ihmgw
thats where he gets it from.. my mate just wen a bit mad ad used it.... i was a bit stunned, but wot ever he wants

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