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  • Quality of panel back side finish

    I just recently received an order for an enclosure using the housing profiles. Everything appeared to be excellent until I flip the panels over and noticed everything from scratches to rub marks. In most cases this turned out not to be a problem. However on an inner enclosed area to save money, I did the cavities on the front side, thinking I could simply flip them over when I assembled it. Well luckily I had opted to use counter sunk screws on the outer main panels, so this required that I did the cavities on the reverse side, thus saving the day.


    Anyway I've had panels made before and never noticed such poor quality on the back side, nor have I seen anything mentioned about it in the FAQs or on this forum. Has something changed, or did I just get something that slipped through QC? As it turned out since this is only an issue with the flipped inner panels, it won't be apparent when the enclosure is fully assembled. But then again this was a very expensive project at nearly $1,400 and it caught me by surprise.


    So I guess my bottom line question is: Are there no guarantees on the finish quality for the panel back side, and/or is there an option to specify that both sides of the panel should have a high quality finish?


    Posted By: Michael St. Pierre on Sep 10, 2012 08:21AM Category: Production

  • Spacing Between Cutouts

    Is there a recommended minimum spacing to use between rectangular/circular cut outs?


    I have a few rectangle cutouts to place next to each other and want to make sure I'm not putting them to close together to avoid any problems during/after cutting.



    Posted By: Shaun Ortolano on Sep 08, 2012 05:13PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • graphics on top of each other

    hi, i have a black panel...and i would like to write black text on top of a white box on the panel.


    ive made a white box. and the black text. but how do i choose which is going to be printed on top of the other? ie. so how do i choose which goes to the forefront ..where is the "foreground"..."background" setting for the box and text. At the moment i am unable to bring the text to the front. i would not want the panel to come back and there be a blank white box there wit the text hidden underneath


    many thanks,


    Posted By: Black Out on Aug 18, 2012 05:59PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Housing Profile Colors

    I was wondering if it is possible to get the housing profiles in something other then Natural or Black anodized?


    In my upcoming project I am looking at creating an internal box within the main enclosure. The main enclosure will be black, but I was thinking of making the internal box out of gold anodize paneling. I will be using two Housing Profile#1's as part of this internal box. It would be great if they too could be gold anodize to match the panels. Is this possible? And if so, what would be the extra cost?


    Posted By: Michael St. Pierre on Aug 17, 2012 07:17AM Category: Production

  • Partial Panel Replacement

    I have an older partial panel that I would like to replace as is. Could I just send that partial panel in to you and have you make me one just like it?

    Posted By: Rolf Grandstaff on Aug 14, 2012 03:15PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Adobe Illustrator Import ?

    Hi all I do a front panel via Adobe Illustrator and I would want to import in FrontDesign for factoring.


    It seems to be not possible !!! does anyone have an experience for Importing ?


    Thanks by advance




    Posted By: Ritchie Ritchie on Aug 08, 2012 05:59PM Category: Front Panel Designer

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