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  • panel thickness, material

    I'd like to have a panel that is about 43" long and 12" wide fabricated from .062" (about 1.5 mm)6061 T6 aluminum, powder coated with filled engraved labels. Front Panel Designer won't allow anything thinner than 2.5 mm. Is this possible? Do I need to supply the material?

    Posted By: arcture on Jan 08, 2014 03:27AM Category: Production



    Front Panel Designer limits the size because of the way we hold the panel during the machining process.


    This doesn't mean that we can't machine it. It depends on your design. If it is very complex we would need to use additional support in holding the part and would charge a setup fee. However, in most cases a simple modification is possible, free of charge.


    All you need to do is to design it in 2.5mm and leave us a note in the box of 'Front Panel Properties' to change the thickness to 1.5mm. We will contact you prior to processing your order if additional charges apply.


    Our aluminum alloy is 5005. We can special order 6061 for you if it is crucial for your application.


    Kind regards,


    Posted By: DianeHaensel on Jan 08, 2014 09:15PM


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