Some time ago I was looking for 3D printing/laser cutting facility. Finally found one. Case design is based on existing cases I found here and on the Internet. Case is made from 4 layers of 3mm laser cut black acrylic. All text is engraved and filled with white paint. Buttons are cut from the same material, and they are mounted with double sided tape to the top cover (each button is actually a sandwich of two buttons and double sided tape - it touches a little those small switches on board). Smaller light guides for diodes are made from elastic light pipe, cut with Xacto knife and flame-polished, bigger ones are just 3mm light guides I had in a drawer). How much did it cost? €6 enclosure €1 engraving €1.5 filling with white paste €3 shipping
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I have small issue - I'm finishing design for OLS case, cut from 3mm acrylic (sturdy layered build) and looking for possibly cheap service to cut it out. Seeed was one of the options, but there is minimal order of 5 pieces. Ponoko was second choice, but as I was pleased with material+cutting cost (around $8 in Germany fab, $14 in UK), that first positive impression was killed by shipping. I live in Ireland and minimum cost of shipping was $40. If anyone can recommend a place with cheap cutting and cheap shipping, I will be very grateful.