All digital frame, laser cut MDF wood


#1

Hey everyone,

Just finished my latest arcade frame, made from laser cut white melamine veneer on MDF. First step was creating the assembly in CAD (onshape.com is the free software I use):

Once everything looked like it would work the parts are laser cut from one large sheet of material:

http://i.imgur.com/rNxbJtC.jpg

The first step in assembly was creating these corner pieces. The structure of the frame is held together with four corner pieces with brass threaded inserts embedded on 4 sides of each corner. To accomplish this, the laser cut pieces are glued together and interlocked together to form 1/2-inch MDF walls that the threaded inserts can grab onto. It’s difficult to convey how hefty each of these corners are.

http://i.imgur.com/z0MBbqx.jpg

Once the corners are done, it’s just a matter of fastening all the screws to the corners. Almost done assembling:

http://i.imgur.com/mgzUW5e.jpg

Ready for parts! Four thumbscrews offer tool-less access to internals

http://i.imgur.com/iYDG7uH.png

Digitally designing and making the frames can have a lot of benefits, but I do it mostly because I know how to over more traditional wood working processes. Thanks for looking, happy to help out or answer questions if you’d like to learn more.


#2

hi guys, does anyone has the artwork or template (in psd format real size) of the vewlix cabinet (one player)…I need it because i m modding a desk to a vewlix, thank’s in advance


#3

Dude what the fuck does that have to do with this guy’s thread??

@cudbur That laser cut MDF looks clean as fuck.


#4

wrong thread, a mistake sorry


#5

:smiley:


#6

this is pretty nice for MDF. do you plan on making more and selling them?


#7

maybe some future MK panels, a slim mk case would be dope. still dig the six button sega layout too