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SSR-X by Dave Biro

Precision was this point to the millimetre, and it would be even more important with these case covers since they were going to be used for making moulds. I love 3M tape.

SSR-X by Dave Biro SSR-X by Dave Biro

SSR-X by Dave Biro SSR-X by Dave Biro
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The completion of the case covers now meant they had to get tac welded. A lot of praying went on here! I knew there would be warping from the heat and that would cause distortion and I wanted these covers to fit together pretty seamlessly. My fabrication skills on the precision level were put to the test.

SSR-X by Dave Biro SSR-X by Dave Biro
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SSR-X by Dave Biro SSR-X by Dave Biro
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After tac welding, I was able to finally move onto the mould-making phase. The covers needed to be additionally reinforced with bond-o and short hair glass filler bond-o then sanded smooth for the preparation of gel-coat.

SSR-X by Dave Biro SSR-X by Dave Biro
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SSR-X by Dave Biro SSR-X by Dave Biro
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The reason moulds needed to be made was for the vacuum resin infusion process in moulding and curing carbon fibre. This process of infusion has never been tried before on a computer case. It was something completely new and along with carbon fibre on this scale really had never been done before. I like blazing a path, because I am inventor!