I have a design for a thermal cold plate which has several PCBs mounted 0.05" above the plate. In the previous production the mounting was achieved by having 4-40 threaded blind holes concentric with 4.6 mm circular cavities of 0.73 mm depth. A 2 mm spacer in each cavity defined 1.27 mm mounting height.
I'd like to change mounting points to 4-40 studs with 5.08 mm depth offsets. That leaves 0.05" protruding part. My question is, what kind of variation can I expect on that height?
Posted By: Dmitry Teytelman on Oct 24, 2017 03:24AM Category: Front Panel Designer
Our machining tolerance is +/- .1mm / .004"
If you have any other questions let us know.
Posted By: Adrian on Oct 25, 2017 01:19AMReply
Thanks for your response! I do have a few more questions. If I machine a 0.73 mm deep cavity and set a 2 mm spacer in it, with +/-0.1 mm tolerance I get height above the plate of 1.27+/-0.1 mm.
With the standoffs, is there additional spread due to differences in standoff installation depth? If I take 4-40 standoff with 5/16" length and specify 6.67 mm depth offset, do I still get 1.27+/0.1 mm expected spread?
Finally, a slightly different question - is there a obvious better way of doing this that I am missing?
Posted By: Dmitry Teytelman on Oct 25, 2017 01:35AMReply
I have clear anodized panels that are approximately 3.5" X 10" and 2.5" X 12". Both sizes are 0.5" thick. Can you A) engrave and infill panels this size and B) cut through-holes in this thickness?
Posted By: Jack on Sep 14, 2017 06:51PM Category: Front Panel Designer
What do I need to specify to make sure the clamp marks from the machining are removed from the sides of the panel. 4 mil and up panels seem to have deep clamp marks in them. I need to have them milled off.
Posted By: Mark Still on Sep 06, 2017 03:09PM Category: Production
Thank you for your message! Can you please send an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org with this question and pictures of what you are referring to?
This way our customer service team can properly address your concerns.
Thank you again,
Posted By: Brooke on Sep 07, 2017 01:14AMReply
Thank You. Will do
Posted By: Mark Still on Sep 07, 2017 04:14PMReply
The 'Insert print graphic' b***on is 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 01:28PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Unfortunately UV printing is only offered on our material. The statement about printing on customer provided material will be removed since we cannot guarantee the same quality print.
Posted By: Adrian on Aug 29, 2017 08:00PMReply
1) install as root (sudo dpkg -i FrontDesign-US-5.1.1-i386.deb)
2) start from menu Graphics ...
3) create new panel (only icon are active, everything in menu does not do anything)
4) cannot save (save opend dialog, can browse directories, enter name, but does not save anything, no error is shown, everything looks ok, but file is not saved - even * is still after the file name indicating not saved)
5) cannot even exit (clicking x, crtl-q, all do nothing, have to kill from konsole)
Looks like very nice and usefull tool, but without saving is useless ...
Posted By: Robert on Aug 16, 2017 09:18AM Category: Front Panel Designer
Oki, I have found it can save designs on Kubuntu 12.04 (laptop) ... so the problem has to be some missing/broken gtk lib/config in Kubuntu 14.04
still curious, why there is no error in 14.04, will update later ...
Posted By: Robert on Aug 16, 2017 08:41PMReply
oki, found the problem ...
the package "kgtk-qt3-trinity" is causing this problem
after removal from 14.04.5 LTS the frontpaneldesigner works ok
[ sudo apt-get remove kgtk-qt3-trinity ]
hope this helps,
Posted By: Robert on Aug 20, 2017 04:32PMReply
I would like to design a panel that has a unique shape. I don't have any previous knowledge of CAD programs that support DXF type file formats, so I have been reading up on the topic. Do you recommend some simple CAD programs to help me begin to understand the process, and will allow me to design the exterior shape of a panel. Thank you for your support.
Posted By: Jon Beckett on Jul 19, 2017 08:21PM Category: Front Panel Designer