Cut a cut-out on the lid of a diecast aluminium enclosure with WAZER

1602 text LCDs are handy for some quick and simple projects. In the latest project I need to mount one of this LCD on a diecast aluminium enclosure, here I recorded my method and process.

The size of the cutout is 72x25mm, I first marked the shape on the lid.

My WAZER does not have a laser crosshair to tell where the exact 0,0 is, so I first put a piece of paper on the cutting bed to create a “soft origin”. Later I found paper is too soft for this task.

Position the lid and fix:

The error is about 1mm, which is acceptable.

I’m happy with the result.