I just spent hours and hours designing a panel and then realize there is no international shipping option available?
Posted By: Jan on Nov 10, 2017 12:49PM Category: Ordering
Email us at email@example.com with the error screen you are seeing. We do offer international shipping so not sure why you are given that option.
Posted By: Adrian on Nov 10, 2017 06:31PMReply
I had some panels made 5 years ago and the engraving (with white infill) looked coarse and too deep, but shallower and thinner text did not show up as well.
Can these people make a panel look silk screened? If not these people, who can make me panels about 2" x 5" inches with switch holes and legend beneath them?
Posted By: Bruce Carlson on Nov 03, 2017 08:14PM Category: Front Panel Designer
We starting offering UV printing several months ago in our designer software. If you want your graphics/engravings to be printed instead of engraved click on the 'insert print graphic' tool in the designer toolbar and import the graphic file (.jpg, .bmp, .pdf) you want printed onto your panel.
If you have any other questions or concerns email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will answer your questions.
Posted By: Adrian on Nov 03, 2017 11:54PMReply
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 email@example.com 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