[rescue] Need BeBox front & IO Card
patrick at zill.net
Thu May 29 21:17:42 CDT 2008
Joshua Boyd wrote:
> On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 09:34:23PM -0400, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
>>> I can tell you that in 2008, that same BeBox is still missing that same
>>> piece of plastic :-)
>>> So Ethan, if you do find the BeBox graveyard, let me know. I have a _long_
>>> shot on a "parts" BeBox (bad motherboard?) that could help us both out, but
>>> the owner wants to diagnose and see if he can revive it himself.
>> Ah. I wonder if it would be possible to have someone make more plastic
>> parts? Mail the job off to China or something?
> When I was asking about the process when work was looking into making
> some plastic I was told it would cost tens of thousands of dollars
> for tooling, but the parts themselves would be dirt cheap after that.
> However, parts that could somehow be machined instead of molded would be
> a lot cheaper.
I would recommend, for the small number of parts people want, that some
form of casting would work...
A google for "plastic casting" results in some interesting pages like this:
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