The MTX case profile drawings

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Something like this. Like a cradle.
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I had some spare time, so thought I’d do some modifications to my Memotech expansion casing. Basically, I merged the side plate that has the opening for the expansion port with the bottom profile. Now it can be screwed into the Memotech, then it’s a matter of adding the top, the back plate and the side plate.
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That looks good!

When you say “merged”, does that mean that the part that you showed is printed in a single piece?

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Yeah, it’s now a single piece. The idea is to use countersunk screws to attach it to the main case, so that they sit flush to the back plate.

I may add some structural supports between the bottom profile and side plate to make it more rigid. Also, I might design on a supporting cradle for the expansion cards, like the one in the hand-drawn picture.
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That’s a good idea, I did think that the edge where the two parts join may be rather weak.

(The hand drawn sketch doesn’t seem to be displayed properly, at least, not on my iPad)

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Well, it’s a pretty crappy doodle anyway. :lol:

I’ll apply the supports. If you want to try to print it I can send you the file.

I’ve changed from 123D Design to Fusion 360. Here’s a case that I designed for the Oric Erebus expansion:

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Thanks a lot, when you finalise the design, I will try to print it. (My 3D printer is packed away at the moment though)

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I finally got myself a 3D printer, so I was able to print the improved CFX casing.

The bottom and back plate:
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With the top:
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I still need to model and print some brackets for the card itself.
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Wow, that looks amazing. Don't think my CFX looks quite like that but it would be great to have a case for it.
THIS is what Memotech is doing now.
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