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Modding First watercooling part made myself

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Fonne, 6 Oct 2012.

  1. Fonne

    Fonne New Member

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    This I made yesterday :) .... My first ever produced watercooling part :D

    Its a GPU only TOP, made out of a single POM piece (Made to fit some old cobber bottoms)...

    Made very simple/fast, but its also just a prototype, still some changes to do :)

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    Pretty happy about how it look, thinking about that is was just a prototype, and nice go get some experience in doing stuff like it :)

    Have really enjoy making this, hope to make more watercooling / modding parts, would LOVE it :D
     
  2. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Very sexy Fonne! POM is sooo nice to mill... have a little fetish about that stuff lol
     
  3. Fonne

    Fonne New Member

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    Thanks :thumb: ... And POM is really lovely to mill, just love to make stuff out of it :D ...

    Has been working with Acrylic, POM, PA6, PHED etc (Plastic) in many year, but the first time I do something like this, and really love it :)
    (Could be nice someday in the future making stuff to the community)

    Its nice to get some practice, since im planning making CPU, Chipset and fullcover to my casebuild ...

    Thanks again :thumb: (And its normal to have that kind of fetish :naughty: - I hope :D)
     
  4. Fonne

    Fonne New Member

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    This is the next thing im going to mill when there is time ...

    (Drawing from Solidworks)

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    A new top so his EK waterblock can fit a Shuttle S775 motherboard that uses a different hole distance (Pretty big differance than normal S775 boards) ...
     
  5. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Looking forward to the update :D
     
  6. ShinyAli

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    Nice work, I don't know much about this material but a quick search shows it's a polymer, could it be used for 3D printing?
    I don't have a lathe/mill but I would like to do some work with this material and as I mainly use hand tools can POM be sawn, filed and drilled, I see you have threaded this piece, can you tap straight into POM or do have to use threaded metal inserts?

    I would like to use this material with aluminium as I think they would make a nice contrast together with shiny ali and the satin finish of POM. :cooldude:
     
  7. Fonne

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    Me2 :D

    No, you dont use POM when 3D Printing, most small 3D printers use ABS.

    And POM is pretty easy to work with (Sawn, drill) - And you can tap straight into it, no problem ... Its a pretty hard material, so normally I dont use metal inserts, only in softer types of plastic - But its depends of how strong you want it to be ...
     
  8. Fonne

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    Some other parts made out of POM - From my work ...

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  9. that_du^de

    that_du^de give your head a wobble

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    very nice. show some pics of the mill and lathe at work!!
     
  10. Fonne

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    Will try to show the mill in action next time :)
     
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    is that a 30cm rule in the top picture Fonne?!
     
  12. Fonne

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    Yeah, its a 30cm ruler in the top picture :)
     
  13. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Damn that's a big block of POM! and such a great surface finish! you must be running some pretty serious machines :p
     
  14. Fonne

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    Thanks :thumb:

    The machines im running is not something brand new 5 Axis, but they do the job pretty nice :)

    This was something I was testing yesterday - Its show the size of the Lathe :) (Diameter: 200mm)

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    Need to drill from both sides ...

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    Is just waiting to get some free time on the machines, so I can start making fun stuff :cooldude:
     
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    God I love POM
     
  16. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Drilling $200+ worth of delrin just to try something? :nono: NOW you have to turn it into a reservoir.;)
     
  17. disturbed13

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    what does POM stand for?
     
  18. mrMonkeyChunks

    mrMonkeyChunks EVGA Cheesecake

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    It's an abbreviation of the plastics full chemical name Polyoxymethylene
     
  19. disturbed13

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    cool thanks man
    i googled it and got no where
     
  20. Fonne

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    It will be finished to the customer :) - Got some picture of the part its going to be, hope to show something tomorrow ...

    The CNC program to the next watercooling top (The EK) is also finished, and just waiting to get some free machine time, all sorts of wierd things we are making right now ...

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