Front panel with engraving and photo print
FRONT PANELS
Our program provides endless flexibility when designing your front panel. Information about the design options available is provided on this page.
Enclosures
ENCLOSURES
Front Panel Designer can also be used to design complete enclosures. We offer different enclosure solutions that can all be customized to meet your individual requirements. Our program and webshop also make it easy to order all the necessary assembly components needed to make your enclosure ready to put together upon arrival.
Milled part
MILLED PARTS
Machine Elements, Prototypes, Special Parts: Make use of the full range of features included in Front Panel Designer to design customized milled parts for every conceivable area of application. Material thickness up to 10mm is available, inner and outer contours can be easily designed using the DXF import feature.
Labelling Sign
SIGNS
Use Front Panel Designer to create company signs and doorbell nameplates, rating plates and warning plates for machinery and equipment, information signs for buildings, and for anything else you might need. Our UV printing process is also perfect for decorative printing with a metallic character. Practically any conceivable shapes and dimensions are possible.
MATERIALS AND COLORS
Although we primarily work with anodized aluminium, we also offer other surface finishes and materials. Try out a combination of different surfaces and engraving colors here:
Front Panel with Material and Color Selection
YOUR SELECTION
Anodized Aluminium
Brushed Anodized Aluminum
Powder-coated Aluminum
In-fill Color
Luminous Yellow (RAL 1026)
Pastel Orange (RAL 2003)
Raspberry red (RAL 3027)
Signal Red (RAL 3001)
Light Blue (RAL 5012)
Sky Blue (RAL 5015)
Gentian Blue (RAL 5010)
Night blue (RAL 5022)
Turquoise blue (RAL 5018)
Luminous green (RAL 6038)
Mint Green (RAL 6029)
Ochre Brown (RAL 8001)
Jet Black (RAL 9005)
Graphite grey (RAL 7024)
Signal Grey (RAL 7004)
Pure White (RAL 9010)
OTHER MATERIALS
Raw Aluminum
Raw aluminum is unfinished. The surface is unhardened and the front may have scratches. It is an inexpensive alternative for front panels, enclosures or milled parts if the front does not have to be aesthetically perfect.
Available Material Thicknesses (mm):
1.5 – 2 – 2.5 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 8 – 10
Perspex
Acrylic glass (Plexiglas®) is particularly suitable for display windows, but can be used for other purposes. We stock transparent acrylic glass in the material thicknesses 2, 3 and 4 mm and red acrylic glass (semi-transparent) in 3 mm.
Others
We can machine the following materials on request:
Plastics
Polyoxymethylene (POM)
PTFE (Teflon®)
PVC
Epoxy Resin
Engraving Materials
Non-Ferrous Metals
(Thickness Up to 6mm)
Brass
Copper
Bronze
Aluminum Types
Want to use another type of aluminum, e.g., cast aluminum or particular alloys of ‘aircraft aluminum’? Reach out to us!
We cannot machine steel, elastomers, or epoxy resins containing fiberglass.
Materials in Online Help
19" front plate, pre-fabricated electronics enclosure, heat sink
Customer Provided Material
Got your own material that you would like us to machine? No problem! We also machine customer-supplied material including finished or semi-finished parts (e.g., front panels, profiles or housing lids). Our CNC machines can machine all the materials listed on this page. If you cannot precisely categorize your material, just let us know and we’ll be happy to test it out for you.
19" front plate, pre-fabricated electronics enclosure, heat sink
Powder-coated Front Panel with Engraving
ENGRAVING
Engraving is an elegant and long-lasting marking method for applying fonts and designs. Front Panel Designer provides a wide selection of fonts and simple graphic elements. The HPGL import function can also be used to position complex objects such as graphics, alternative fonts, or your company logo on your front panel.
We have many RAL colors available for powder-coating in Front Panel Designer to use on your project. We’ll also be happy to procure any RAL color that you want.
So that we can guarantee the impeccable quality of your engravings, these areas are in-filled by hand.
Engraving in Online Help
Information About Engraving File Design Service: Engraving Manual
Want us to create the engraving file? Engraving services
More Questions? Contact Us Here
Front panels with threaded standoff
STUDS AND STANDOFFS
You can position threaded studs and standoffs on your front panel. We also offer heavy-duty load studs/standoffs, which are suitable for heavier parts (such as transformers), in addition to the standard version. Both versions are available in different lengths with M2.5, M3, UNC #4 and UNC #6 threads. Simply select them in Front Panel Designer and place where needed.
Studs/Standoffs in Online Help
Side profiles and screws for enclosure
ACCESSORIES
Our webshop has everything you need to assemble your enclosures, from side and housing profiles in any length to assembly kits and screw packs. We have our customer service representatives check your enclosure design to make sure everything fits and will reach out if we spot something that might need adjusting.
Comprehensive information on enclosure design and accessories in the Enclosure Manual