My current stage: 19" 2U panel,Aluminum Powder-Coated( Jet Black) with a number of holes.
The question is : do you make the holes first before coating the panel or is it the opposite? in other words do I have to make larger holes to account for the coatings?
Posted By: Mohammed on Feb 09, 2017 05:11PM Category: Production
You can choose to have your holes milled before or after powdercoating. Select 'mill after surface finishing' in the properties window if you want the holes milled after powdercoat (this option is going to be added for drill holes soon) so leave a note in the order and we will manually change them for you. The holes will show outlined in red in your design indicating milling after powdercoat. If you want them milled before powdercoat leave it unchecked. The powdercoat thickness is .1mm
Let us know if you have any other questions.
Posted By: Adrian on Feb 10, 2017 01:00AMReply
Can I get panels folded?
I am working on a project where I need some panels (8.5 x 11) folded in half at a 90 degree angle. I attached a picture of what I'm trying to do.
Attached File: NW_DonGarber-1230x832.jpg
Posted By: Mark Still on Feb 01, 2017 08:35PM Category: Production
We unfortunately do not offer bending services. We can help with machining and engraving of your panels but you will have to bend them on your end or find someone who can help you.
Posted By: Adrian on Feb 02, 2017 06:49PMReply
Hi, how do I place unicode characters in any FPD font? Something like 水石 shows up as ?? I've tried importing an hpgl object of the unicode but it clips out just that part of the hpgl while leaving the rest.
Posted By: Scott Rider on Jan 30, 2017 09:48AM Category: Front Panel Designer
Unicode for Chinese characters might be difficult to do so send us an email with your HPGL file to email@example.com and we will try and help you import it correctly.
Posted By: Adrian on Feb 02, 2017 06:46PMReply
Are other fonts available such as Chalet-Tokyo?
Posted By: Lawrence Repking on Jan 03, 2017 11:31PM Category: Front Panel Designer
The fonts we offer in our software are currently the only ones we have. If you want a specific font you will have to convert it into an HPGL (.plt) file. If you have any other questions or need help with conversion email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted By: Adrian on Jan 06, 2017 10:35PMReply
Hi again Lawrence,
Another thing I should have mentioned is we added an option for digital printing of graphics on panels so if you can import a graphic file (ie, .jpg, .tiff, .bmp, .pdf) of your font we can print it on the panel for you instead of having it engraved.
Posted By: Adrian on Jan 06, 2017 10:53PMReply
On 5.1. I can't insert a Graphic for printing my labels. Not sure why the option is greyed out.
Posted By: Monte Nickles on Dec 30, 2016 07:24AM Category: Front Panel Designer
The insert print graphic will only work if your panel is anodized as material. It will be greyed out if your material is Perspex or Powdercoated. Let us know.
Posted By: Adrian on Jan 06, 2017 09:24PMReply
It is also grayed out if the 'Customer provided material' option is enabled, even if that material is anodized aluminium.
However, in the UV printing, Source material topic of the Online Help it states:
"UV printing can in principle be applied to any material. We only guarantee the perfect adhesion of the print on anodized aluminum however. As white is also available as a color, colored panels can also be printed. Under these conditions, it is also possible in principle to carry out UV printing on customer-supplied material."
Can you print on customer supplied anodized aluminium panels?
Posted By: Colin Parker on Aug 23, 2017 01:18PMReply
Does anyone know of a difference template for the Seahorse 520 case bottom.
Posted By: Donald on Dec 16, 2016 12:22AM Category: Front Panel Designer
We unfortunately do not provide templates for the Pelican cases. I would recommend you download the .dxf of the template from their site and then import that into our software using the insert free contour feature in our toolbar.
Posted By: Adrian on Dec 23, 2016 08:31PMReply