[time-nuts] Labeling project boxes/panels - Front Panel Express

Alan Hochhalter alanh137 at cableone.net
Sat Jan 21 19:48:46 EST 2012


I've used Front Panel Express a couple of times.  The software is pretty 
easy to use.  I've done rectangular, circular, "D" holes without 
problem.  Last fall I finally put my David Partridge divider board in a 
surplus extruded box with end panels that weren't usable as-is.  It cost 
just over $50 US for two different panels approx. 2x4 inches with 
several holes and engraved legends in black anodized aluminum.   The 
result was very professional looking.  They'll fill the engraving in 
various colors, but I didn't have mine filled.  The price seems very 
reasonable to me (I live in the US) considering the difficulty of 
accurately drilling/cutting/filing various holes and making durable 
labels to get a nice result if you don't have a shop capable of doing it.

Alan

On 1/21/2012 4:45 PM, WB6BNQ wrote:
> Charles,
>
> You could consider a company called Front Panel Express at
>
> http://www.frontpanelexpress.com/
>
> They have free software just like the PCB community but aimed at making panels
> and doing engraving.  I realize this is a bit over the top in most cases, but it
> may come in handy at some time.  Look at their examples pages to see the kind of
> work.
>
> Bill....WB6BNQ





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