The MTX case profile drawings

About original Memotech hardware.
Post Reply
protek
Posts: 41
Joined: 02 Aug 2015 08:57
Location: Oulu, Finland

The MTX case profile drawings

Post by protek » 03 Mar 2017 10:59

Is there drawings of the MTX case profile in some format? To my understanding the case is extruded aluminium profile. I was thinking of making a case for the CFX and it might be easiest to 3D print the profile to the desired length. I have access to a 3D printer, so I could give a go to making the case.

User avatar
Dave
Posts: 747
Joined: 11 Aug 2012 18:16
Contact:

Re: The MTX case profile drawings

Post by Dave » 03 Mar 2017 11:14

Hi,

that sounds like a great thing to do! I toyed with the idea myself, but don't have the 3D modelling skills to do it.

Unfortunately, there are no drawings for the Memotech case - they are long gone.

Good luck though!

regards
Dave

protek
Posts: 41
Joined: 02 Aug 2015 08:57
Location: Oulu, Finland

Re: The MTX case profile drawings

Post by protek » 03 Mar 2017 12:41

Guess I'm going to unscrew the side plate off mine and put the thing on a flatbed scanner. Should be able to use the image to make a vector based lineart of it that I can import into Autodesk 123D Design. Once the shape is there, it's simply a matter of extruding it, like in the original case. Heck, you could probably make the MTX case from the profile.
Last edited by protek on 03 Mar 2017 12:46, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Dave
Posts: 747
Joined: 11 Aug 2012 18:16
Contact:

Re: The MTX case profile drawings

Post by Dave » 03 Mar 2017 12:45

Sounds good!

If you can get the side plate scanned and modelled, would you mind sharing please?

I am missing a couple of end plates and would like to get some made. Having a 3D model would make that much easier for me :)

Regards
Dave

protek
Posts: 41
Joined: 02 Aug 2015 08:57
Location: Oulu, Finland

Re: The MTX case profile drawings

Post by protek » 03 Mar 2017 12:46

I can also scan the end plate and model that.

I'll upload everything into Shapeways or some other 3D printing service.

User avatar
Dave
Posts: 747
Joined: 11 Aug 2012 18:16
Contact:

Re: The MTX case profile drawings

Post by Dave » 03 Mar 2017 13:00

That would be great - thanks a lot !

protek
Posts: 41
Joined: 02 Aug 2015 08:57
Location: Oulu, Finland

Re: The MTX case profile drawings

Post by protek » 03 Mar 2017 13:10

I'm open for ideas to get the expansion case connected to the main case. My thought was to use right-sized metal rods where the screws would go.

User avatar
Dave
Posts: 747
Joined: 11 Aug 2012 18:16
Contact:

Re: The MTX case profile drawings

Post by Dave » 03 Mar 2017 16:13

For later versions of the SDX, Memotech attached a metal plate between the bottom of the disk drive and the base of the MTX case, this would require drilling the bottom of your MTX case though.

For earlier versions of the SDX, Memo tech just relied on the edge connector - there was no additional support.

You idea of long M3 screwed rods fitting all the way thorough a CFX case into the MTX edge connector mounting holes sounds like it would work well

regards
Dave

User avatar
1024MAK
Posts: 556
Joined: 24 Dec 2012 03:01
Location: Looking forward to summer, in Somerset, UK

Re: The MTX case profile drawings

Post by 1024MAK » 03 Mar 2017 19:02

Definitely an idea that I like :mrgreen:

I think you can get 30mm long M3 machine screws. For longer lengths, some threaded M3 rod and a threaded joiner may work.

Mark

protek
Posts: 41
Joined: 02 Aug 2015 08:57
Location: Oulu, Finland

Re: The MTX case profile drawings

Post by protek » 04 Mar 2017 22:18

Here we go:

Image

Post Reply