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In light of the video we recently produced, we thought we'd walk any potential first-time customers through our streamlined and individualized design, production, and quality control processes. Watch the video and check out some of our machines in action, then we'll get started.

Step 1: Download Front Panel Designer 

Even if you're unsure about committing to a front panel or custom part from our company, it won't hurt to give Front Panel Designer a try. Free, constantly updated, and easy to use, Front Panel Designer is meant to accommodate first-time designers and experienced CAD professionals alike. A bevy of custom options like text, color fill, and instant price quotes are just the tip of the spear, so go wild - we can't wait to see what you come up with.

Step 2: Order Received, Preparation for Processing 

Once we've received your order at our Seattle production facility, we get started right away. Your chosen material is cut to size and prepared for production on our state-of-the-art machines. Once it's set, the machine automatically selects the right tool for each cut and gets to work. Front Panel Express uses vertical milling machines to reduce overall cost and ensure quality control during operation. Once it's wiped down and checked for imperfections, it's placed on the assembly line. 

Step 3: Coloring and Final Touches

If you specify custom colors on panel parts or accessories, be it text, logos, or required lettering, a technician applies the requested colors using a hyper-accurate syringe and cleans any excess paint off the panel before completion. Then we'll match the final product with the initial design and send it off for shipping. 

Step 4: Order Fulfillment

Your custom front panel is then affixed to cardboard, vacuum-sealed, and packaged securely for shipping. Expedited shipping is available; please request it in the checkout section within Front Panel Designer.

Questions about our process? Wondering about custom options or services? The team at Front Panel Express is happy to consult with our customers prior to ordering, so don't hesitate to contact us using the form or calling us at 206-768-0602 or 800-373-9060.

Download Front Panel Designer here.