I want to cut a 4 x 20mm slot, 3mm deep, in a 4mm thick anodized panel (which is 60 x 85mm). Into this slot I want to slide (and later bond) a 4 x 20 x135mm anodized panel, so that this thin panel will be perpendicular to the 60x85mm panel.
My question concerns the tolerances of the slot and 4mm stock thickness. I was planning on making the 4x20mm slot 4.06 x 42.0 mm (with 0 radius corners); should the 4.06mm width be sufficient for the 4mm thick stock?
Posted By: rjones on Jul 22, 2013 04:31AM Category: Production
4.06mm is a little tight. I usually recommend 0.2mm tolerance for a not to loose fit. A snug fit should have 0.1mm tolerance (in your case a slot of 4.1mm width.)
We can make sure that the parts fit. Just leave us a note in the fpd file (panel properties) or in the order program. The additional check in our QC department is complimentary.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Jul 24, 2013 04:27PMReply
Hi I am wondering if you will anodize a raw aluminum panel I send in for milling and engraving. If so how do I compute the charge...or can you just send me an additional bill.
Also, the raw aluminum currently has a lightly brushed finish. I don't care if the brushed aspect of it will be lost, just wanted to mention in case it can't be anodized if it's already brushed.
Posted By: willamp on Jul 13, 2013 04:02PM Category: Production
Unfortunately we do not have any anodizing capabilities at our shop. All our materials are pre-anodized and we can't anodized customer supplied material.
We offer in-house powder-coating as additional finish option. Maybe this is something you are interested in as well. Let me know if you would like us to send you some samples with powder-coated finishes.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Jul 16, 2013 08:14AMReply
Thanks Diane, sorry for the slow response.
I ended up getting the parts anodized locally. I'll be sending one of them in for machining and engraving.
I'll keep powder coating in mind for the future also,
Posted By: willamp on Jul 23, 2013 09:05PMReply
When I try to print to 100% size on panels that require more than one sheet of paper FPE will only print the first page. It will not tile print. Sometimes it will not even show a preview and tell me zero pages required. This is recent and only started happening when I updated to the latest version.
Posted By: Blackdog on Jul 11, 2013 03:43PM Category: Front Panel Designer
I tried to reproduce the error you described but everything worked fine on my end. I doubt that has anything to do with the file itself rather than printer settings. However, we should rule that out first. Can you please email me the file you were trying to print? I would like to see if it works for me.
Do you have another printer in your setting you could try? A pdf printer maybe? What operating system do you use?
I am sorry for the inconvenience and hope we can resolve this issue quickly.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Jul 16, 2013 08:03AMReply
I've sent off the last two files I tried to print, as well a pdf of one of them. The pdf is fine.
I'm using an HP printer, OS is windows XP
Posted By: Blackdog on Jul 19, 2013 03:42PMReply
I am trying to generate a macro or set of macros for TYCO CPC connectors. I do not see a clear description of how you go about doing this.
Posted By: tescalmike on Jun 27, 2013 07:08PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Duh, never mind.
Posted By: tescalmike on Jun 27, 2013 09:30PMReply
I hope it all worked out for you. We have a tutorial about macro objects.
You can also create your own for future use. Just group all the objects you would like to save as a macro, select 'create macro object' from 'selection' and follow the dialog.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Jun 27, 2013 10:23PMReply
I can only find M3 Studs or Stand-offs in the Drop down.
Is a M2 Standoff available
The 4.20 software release notes talks about other standoffs coming in June 2013 . . . since it is the end of June are they coming soon ?
Posted By: vulcanski on Jun 27, 2013 02:50AM Category: Front Panel Designer
We received #4-40 and #6-32 studs and standoffs. We are currently in the process of preparing everything for a new Front Panel Designer update. Still two more days ;-)
You can already order it if you like and leave us notes about diameter and length.
Here is what will be available in addition to M3:
Stud #4-40 length: 1/4" 5/16" 3/8" 7/16" 1/2" 5/8" 3/4"
Stud #6-32 length: 1/4" 5/16" 3/8" 7/16" 1/2" 5/8" 3/4"
Standoff #4-40 length: 1/4" 5/16" 3/8" 7/16" 1/2" 5/8" 3/4"
Standoff #6-32 length: 1/4" 5/16" 3/8" 7/16" 1/2" 5/8" 3/4"
M2 is not planned at this time.
Thank you for your patience.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Jun 27, 2013 03:28AMReply