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Aluminum Chassis with Walnut Side Panels


Hammond Manufacturing offers a series of retro chic desktop chassis


Hammond Manufacturing's series of aluminum chassis with walnut side panels are ideal for consumer-facing products where appearance is as important as function and for retro-styled instrumentation. The HWCHAS consists of a complete walnut frame fitted with aluminum top and optional base panels, available with either a black powder coat or natural finish. The 1444CWW and the 1441CWW families are fabricated from aluminum or steel respectively, fitted with walnut end panels to the shorter sides. The aluminum version has a natural finish; the steel has a black powder coat finish.

The HWCHAS is available in two sizes, either 13" x 10" x 3" (330 x 254 x 76 mm) or 17" x 10" x 3" (432 x 254 x 76 mm). The chassis corners are of dovetailed construction, reinforced with corner posts fitted with brass inserts to take the panel fixings. The 2 mm thick top panel will support heavy components such as transformers without bowing. The 1444 and 1441CWW units come in six sizes ranging from 7" x 5" x 2" (178 x 127 x 51 mm) to 17" x 10" x 4" (432 x 254 x 102 mm). The rigid chassis is spot welded for strength and rigidity and is complete with an integral top panel, so there are no visible fixings to mar the sleek appearance.
Aluminum Chassis with Walnut Side Panels

Features
  • Spot welded - heavy duty construction chassis
  • Natural aluminum or satin black powder finish
  • Side panels are made from solid walnut and routed out to fit over ends of chassis (pre-punched for easy mounting)
  • Optional bottom plates are punched with 4 holes – 3/16" diameter
  • Bottom plate hardware not provided, please order separately
  • Walnut side panels attach with four machine screws and lock washers (included) into metal inserts to avoid wood damage
  • Usable surface of chassis front, back, and top are reduced by roughly 7/8" (22 mm) due to inset in walnut sides

*Please note Hammond's steel chassis covers (1451 series) are NOT compatible with this series.

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Digi-Key P/N Hammond P/N Thickness Description
HM397-ND HWCHAS1310BK 0.778" (19.76 mm) BOX ALUM 13 X 10 X 3" Datasheet
HM398-ND HWCHAS1710BK 0.778" (19.76 mm) BOX WALNUT CHASSIS 17 X 10 X 3" Datasheet
HM399-ND HWCHAS1310AL 0.778" (19.76 mm) BOX WALNUT CHASSIS 13 X 10 X 3" Datasheet
HM400-ND HWCHAS1710AL 0.778" (19.76 mm) BOX WALNUT CHASSIS 17 X 10 X 3" Datasheet
HM401-ND 1444-12CWW 0.040" (1.02 mm) BOX ALUM CHASSIS 7 X 5 X 2" Datasheet
HM402-ND 1444-16CWW 0.040" (1.02 mm) BOX ALUM CHASSIS 10 X 6 X 2" Datasheet
HM403-ND 1444-22CWW 0.051" (1.30 mm) BOX ALUM CHASSIS 12 X 8 X 2" Datasheet
HM404-ND 1444-24CWW 0.051" (1.30 mm) BOX ALUM CHASSIS 12 X 8 X 3" Datasheet
HM405-ND 1444-32CWW 0.051" (1.30 mm) BOX ALUM CHASSIS 17 X 10 X 3" Datasheet
HM406-ND 1444-33CWW 0.051" (1.30 mm) BOX ALUM CHASSIS 17 X 10 X 4" Datasheet