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  • Perspex Application

    I have an application where the perspex material might make sense.


    It is a build-to-print job that has a 17"x10" panel with test points, switches, etc and significant labeling.


    It is a rush job.


    I am thinking of using FrontPanelExpress to make a clear perspex overlay.


    That way I can cut the holes, make the labels and then mirror image the whole thing to put the engraving on the reverse side.


    Then use Spray Adhesive to adhere the label sheet to the panel.


    I suspect this is a typical application for FrontPanelExpress. However, I would like confirmation in case I am missing something.


    I also have some questions...


    1. Do you have a recommended adhesive?


    2. Is there a reason that a 16.5"x9.5" can't be 2mm thin?

    (Front Panel Designer would let me do it)


    Thank you in advance.



    Posted By: David Petticord on Jun 10, 2009 03:26AM Category: Production

  • Blind Hole limit

    I need to attach a hinge to our front panel.


    I would prefer to attach the hinge to the back side of the panel using ten #6 tapped holes.


    While it would probably be ok to use through holes, I would like to use blind holes to hide the end of the #6 screws.


    I am using 4mm black anodized material.


    How deep can I make the blind hole without breaking through?


    3.9mm ?



    David Petticord

    Complete Networks, Inc.


    Posted By: David Petticord on Jun 05, 2009 04:09PM Category: Production

  • Connector Templates

    I would love to see templates for G-Subminiature connectors (9-, 15-, 25-, 37- and 50-pin), Telco 50 (AKA, CHAMP connectors) and Neutrik chassis connectors.




    Posted By: John Scoggin on Apr 24, 2009 12:58AM Category: Whishes

  • Pelican case panels

    Would any kind soul out there have something I could use as a template for an 1150 or 1400 case panel template?


    I'm not a mechanical guy, and I would prefer to take as much uncertanity out of this as possible. Thanks! :D

    Posted By: David VanHorn on Apr 23, 2009 03:08PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Templates

    Templates for commonly used enclosures would be a good thing.

    For example, I'll be needing Pelican 1400 and 1150 panels soon. I'd love to be able to start with a known template, and just add the bits I need. Stormcases, etc would be a very good idea.

    Posted By: David VanHorn on Apr 23, 2009 03:06PM Category: Whishes

  • Recommendation for off-the-shelf 2U and 3U enclosures?

    I would love to use FPD to make custom front and rear panels for otherwise-off-the-shelf rackmount boxes. We currently use the ET series from ConnectTech, but I don't think that will work as-is, because their front sub-panels and their rear panels have bent flanges for attaching to the rest of the box.


    I can't send the included panels to FPE because they're steel.


    I can't use a FPE-fabricated panel as-is because I don't have the ability to bend the metal afterward.


    Does anyone have a recommendation for a 2U and 3U box (19" rackmount) with front and rear panels that can be machined by FPE and used without further processing?



    Posted By: Steven Kan on Mar 26, 2009 09:20PM Category: Production

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