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[AF] Andreoid & Finnzwerg watercool tinkering (TONS OF PIX)

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  1. Andreoid

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    [AF] Andreoid & finnzwerg *highly qualitative watercool tinkering* ----> TONS OF PIX

    Hi everybody!
    I would like to show you some pictures what I (André) with a friend (Finn) do tinker in our free time.
    We both come from Cologne, Germany.

    Our crafting threads on hobby basis consist in many forums since 2007.
    The self made waterblocks have exited many readers, and some of you allready know our homemade coolers. Maybe some of you allready had discovered our pictures in the waterblock-picture-threads in other forums. With the handcafted coolers and complete Mainboardsets we leisurely got a name in watercooling by cooling enthusiasts.

    In close cooperation with many forum users, we have developed a lot of waterblocks.
    Often, you can take part of the developement and be really close with decisions here in the forum.

    I hope that u are going to like reading my posts! ^^

    at the beginning a picture from our old workshop in my basement:
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    Left side: a noise-protection-box with CNCs, on the right...our manual drill.
    at the bottom: this is me...gluing the CNC coolant effluent
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    the workshop was really small.
    It was 9m² and is now too small for our new CNC
    But see below for more



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    our standard Northbridgestruktur on the left - right side, our logo (ΛF) [ André & Finn] mowed in lawn: D


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    left side, our first CNC - right, a couple of EVGA 680i PWM copper bottoms

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    here our new CNC milling machine ...
    here in the thread you can follow the assembling ;)
    from the CAD to the implementation of the real machine

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    and here are a few waterblocks ^^


    the old basement was much, much too small for our new CNC machine...so we watched out for a new room.
    An acquaintance have had a little space for ous in his wooden hall.
    The place was just twice as large as my cellar, but hopefully that will be enough space for our new workshop.
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    in the next few posts I will provide you with pictures of building the new workshop,.. so stay tuned ;)


    MfG [ΛF] Andreoid & [ΛF] finnzwerg
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  2. Binge

    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

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    Love your work guys. I've seen your stuff posted elsewhere on the net and I'm happy you guys are around doing custom work for enthusiasts. :toast:
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    subscribed, this looks like it could be really cool
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    Welcome to TPU!!! :)
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    awesomeness. i been watching your thread on XS for quite some time.
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    Binge Overclocking Surrealism

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    I guess they can't stand the advertisements. :laugh:
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    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    Nice timing guys. Welcome!


    I don't go anywhere other than here TPU is da shyt!
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  9. Andreoid

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    thanks to you all :)
    here some more:

    the room for the new workshop at the beginning looked like this:
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    Storage -.- good that vacuum cleaner exists ^^
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    The wall you can see here is the wall to the outside.
    We have embedded a couple of thick fiberglass mats so it's not going to be so cold in winter.
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    it is finally a more lighted workshop ... This is much better than a cellar:)
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    over the fiberglass mats, was stapled a protective film
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    then we started with the casing:
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    here the first wall is finished:
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    That was't this easy with the 2 oblique beams
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    and here the second wall
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    Then we started with the ceiling, here is Finn tightening the plates of Rigips
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    it was the first time we did something
    of course, have forgotten the smal beams under the Rigips-plates -.-
    otherwise it would have been much more straight..... annoying

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    While this here looks like total disability, but I'll show it ....
    forgot the tissue-bound and the mixture was not the right thing ...
    afterwards a friend of mine came over and has corrected our faults ^^
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    so, that I not only bother you with dirty pictures of building the workshop
    here something brilliant:

    Finn and I had bought two 16GB USB Flash Drives supertallent
    these were ideal to refine ^^
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    very slowly and carefully engraved with the CNC
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    like it?
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    regards [ΛF] Andreoid
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    Wilkommen bei TPU :D

    You guys do some nice work, I'm eager to see more!
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    Welcome to TPU!
    Subscribed and going to keep watch on all this :D
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  12. Andreoid

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    building the workshop goes on

    Finn was afraid that he will get cold feet in winter :D
    so he had insulated the floor additionally
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    well protected during working with the circular saw
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    and the saw does its work
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    Today, another cameraman
    (I was sitting at home with a fresh operated hernia at this time)
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    The new floor has been moved up into the last corner:
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    ready:
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    whether it works... i dont know
    cause we have never worked without the wooden floor :D


    The 2 best helpers during the work: heater ... and music:)
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    here 2 full surround views:
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    http://anfi-tec.de/forenbilder/ausbau2/gr9.JPG

    for a large view, click on the link under the pictures.

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    http://anfi-tec.de/forenbilder/ausbau2/gr10.JPG

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    it was -10 ° C outside and this we noticed by the single-glazed window -.-
    so finn taped a thick foil in front...it worked very well :)
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    Then they went on with the inside working
    First made a couple of drawers
    which lend themselves well as a surface to do the cuts :)
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    and the first factory-bank (with sitting-height) was finished
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    it is dark outside ... more red :D and the 2 workers are exhausted
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    and now something for everyone who doesnt look in here for building workshop pictures:

    my sister bought her aan dell-laptop... she said that it is too impersonal
    so I've levered out the logo and made 2 plaques to engrave preturned

    first try...
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    here the cnc made some mistakes with the "n"
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    not difficult to guess what's her name ^^
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    i hope that i can show you something diffentent than engraving works next time :(

    regards [ΛF] Andreoid
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    Let's get for something of the tinkering which may be missing in no instance

    the music ^^

    I had 2 large PA speakers left, but the tweeter were broken
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    opened and located
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    the small hair-wires were torn down at the focal points -.-
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    very thin
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    So out of that glue
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    soldered a new thicker wire
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    Top out again, and solder them
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    tested works :) - assembling
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    and in the new workshop
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    In the workshop it went on.
    all the drawers were finished and the workintables were completed
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    stuff-boxes
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    many other stuff what we've transportet in the new workshop
    and a new heater we bought too
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    computer for controling for cncs
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    last but not least something for the watercooling-junkys:
    I once i have tested whether Soleil fullcopperblock can be produced economically:
    I have 3 pieces of milled
    View from below:
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    done (cut / thread / etc) from the bottom with Oring
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    upside
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    complete with bracket screws floor and then he looked like this:
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    We will keep the top here and investigate whether any material change has an effect on the performance of the cooler

    in large quantities (economic production) as the Soleil POM-top can not produce the fullcopperblock with our current resources[/ b]
    for everyone who does not know it yet:

    Soleil01 with black pom-top
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    the problems in producing the fullcopperblock are:
    the bevel on mice top
    The countersunk screws
    The threading ger G1 / 4 "thread (I do this by hand, because the cordless electric screwdriver is to weak)
    greater tolerance transgressions because the production is simply too difficult to edit material as plastic
    maybe we could produce fullcopperblock economically with the big cnc later, but then it would kill the time by changing the cutting-tools manually

    so an automatic tool change spindle for the big cnc must be purchased...
    (but free in the required size, it will cost about € 10,000 incl
    accessories such as tool holders, ac drives, pneumatic actuation)
    *hmmpf* ... so saving money saving money saving money :'(
    regards [ΛF] Andreoid
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    I love this! To see you guys at work is seriously inspiring.

    Thx for sharing with us.:respect:
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    Wow, this is awesome!

    Love the idea and the effort.

    May be how much does it cost you to make each CPU block?

    Keep up the great work.
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    Looks like some really nice blocks guys.
    Thanks for the pics and welcome to TPU.
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    Say Finnzwerg from me: Terve! Perkele on nuo blokkit kauniit!
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    This is Grade A+++
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    Are you selling these blocks?
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    i want a 16gb thumb drive with your logo!!!!!!! lol
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Do you guys sell those blocks for profit? Because those CNC machine are really expensive hehe
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    Good idea with the tinfoil, I've done this too in my room, my room is the coldest in the house and typically the same temperature as the air outside XD


    I used one of those emergency sheets they use for hypothermia.
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    thx to all of you :)

    a lot of effort ;P

    :D
    finn is not from finnland...
    his RL-name is "Finn" and he is from germany, like me, too ^^

    you shouldnt ask this question... if i answer this, i get in breach of the forum-rules
    just google our teams or my name ;)

    yes they are :( ,... but tell me a cool, low priced hobby :D


    Continuing with the entrance into the workshop ... it had happened a lot.
    The insulation-box has already been set up and the control PCs with monitors have been installed.
    Works in comparison to the old workshop really lost in the space
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    But before the CNCs were able to move back in the box, they had to be serviced in first.
    btw, this is me :D
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    The Model-aluminum CNCs dont tolerate the coolant for miling and the copper in any way.
    The CNC base are totally corroded. Thus, a AluCNC is nothing for eternity if one manufactures waterblocks.
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    Then the machines into the box, and production begins ^^
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    Large workshops want to accommodate large machines :D
    our new helper
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    handy :)
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    although we have windows in the new workshop, one should not be missed,
    The poster out of the first workshop... this now become indeed the third workshop ^^
    hope we can stay in there for a longer time as in the other workshops -.-
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    regards [ΛF] Andreoid aka André
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    This whole thing is just bad ass! Subscribed!
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    here sth new out of the new workshop :)

    can you see, what this is going to be?
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    furthermore one need this caps
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    and a big strong vice
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    our Anfi-tec Logo as positiv form
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    made out of brass
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    and a opposite side out of plastic
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    in complete this is a logo-die ;D
    put a cap in it
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    put the finger away
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    and turn off strong
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    finished :)
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    made this some more times
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    now you've seen the cover ... but the other part of the cap (the can) is still missing ...
    but that does not remain unfilled

    one take for each can:
    an empty can
    an eXFRS CPU Waterblock
    with montingmaterial
    and manual
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    here the block
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    padding the can a bit
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    put the block inside
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    some more padding
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    finished is the most exclusive waterblock-packaging of all times :)
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    regards [ΛF] Andreoid
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