SIM card cutting
laforge at gnumonks.org
Wed Mar 17 03:42:06 UTC 2010
On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 11:26:05AM +0100, Sébastien Lorquet wrote:
> > SmartCardFocus has a ID0 cutting service, that can turn any card into a
> > SIM sized module: http://www.smartcardfocus.com/shop/ilp/id~82/p/index.shtml
> > This is the best option I know so far.
> Seems to be 1.20 EUR per card.
> Two options: either they may have a small punching tool, and do that by
> themselves, or they may have a subcontractor with a big laser cutter or a
> CNC or something else... There were impressive machines at the Cartes Salon,
> I would not be surprised if they had a supplier with a monster to do that.
There are big machines for professional/industrial ID-0 card punching,
I've seen them on alibaba.com and other chinese trading sites a number
of times. Unfortunately a bit too large for our purpose.
As for a laser cutter solution: Roh, I believe your Berlin hackerspace
Raumfahrtagentur now has a laser cutter. Is this one capable of cutting
through the smartcard plastic? If yes, that could be an inexpensive
solution at least for the German OsmocomBB / OpenBSC hackers...
- Harald Welte <laforge at gnumonks.org> http://laforge.gnumonks.org/
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