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Planning PC modding with MIG welding

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Amon, 10 Oct 2011.

  1. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    Has anybody considered MIG welding for their mod? I'm talking about fabricating almost everything by welding it together. I know it's not going to work on modern aluminium and composite cases, but does the steel used in run-of-the-mill PC cases withstand amateur MIG welding? (drive bays, motherboard carrier, and other mounts)

    I'm asking this because I have a utterly bonkers PC mod that only an absolute nutter would consider... but it involves welding!:idea:

    All ideas are welcome!
     
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  2. improprietary

    improprietary FT03 is a bitch to watercool

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    composite and aluminium cases are possible to weld with a mig welder, but you need patience. When you can weld lead plates you are ready to go to the next level amon chan
     
  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Tack welds shouldn't be a problem, but trying a full weld will likely burn through.
    Is the MIG rig all you have available?
     
  4. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Tack welds and body filler should suffice, Cheaps.

    I say go for it!
     
  5. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    You can weld thin steel and aluminium with a mig so long as your using the correct gas and wire and you set it up right.
     
  6. Big_malc

    Big_malc Well-Known Member

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    I weld thin plate with a mig at work as said your best of with spots and filler its ok to weld of a structural brace or frame as you can work the heat off of it.
     

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