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Custom Panels

We offer a wide array of options and materials, including custom aluminum and steel enclosures. Lead time for Custom Enclosures is typically 3-5 days. Complex designs, large batches, and some finishing options can require a little additional time. Our custom enclosures are perfect for use in prototyping electronics or protecting sensitive equipment in boats, vehicles, and more. Contact us about ruggedized and weatherproof ratings, including IP67 and NEMA. Design an enclosure fully from scratch, or customize an existing rack enclosure, expansion bay, or equipment box. Our enclosures are produced in-house by an experienced team of professional engineers and machinists.

  • Professional engineering support available
  • Fast quote turnaround
  • No minimum quantities
  • Rush production available
  • Laser marking & engraving
  • Rigorous QA and inspection
Please contact our Sales department with any questions!






Related Services:


Online Plate Creator
Custom Case Panels
Custom Panels
Custom Rack Mount Solutions
Gang Plates, Rack Panels, Pelican Case Panels and more can be created online using our Custom Plate Creator!
We make panels for rugged cases including Pelican, Storm, Nanuk, and Seahorse.
Looking for Custom Panels? We do those! Check out or comprehensive Custom Panels page here.
Rack Panels and Rackmount Enclosures can be customized or fabricated to spec.




Gallery


Check out some of the finished products we've made for our customers!

Custom Panel Gallery






Quoting


To request a quote, just email us your requirements. For the quickest and most accurate quoting, we'll need the following vital pieces of information about your project:
  1. Quantity
    We have no minimum order quantity, but larger batches make for a lower per-unit price. Why not get some spares?
  2. Manufacturing Method   (more information)
    Enclosures can be manufactured using one of three basic techniques:
    • Machined - The enclosure is hollowed out of a single piece of material.
    • Metal Bending - The enclosure is milled out of a flat piece of metal, then bent into shape on a metal brake.
    • Enclosure Modification - If you have an existing enclosure, we can customize it with cutouts, replacement panels, and more.
  3. Material   (view options)
    We stock a variety of popular materials and in multiple thicknesses and colors. If you have a specific requirement that isn't listed here, email us!
  4. Anodizing   (more information)
    Enclosures cut from bare aluminum can be anodized after milling. This is most economical for orders of multiple enclosures, as it incurs a minimum batch charge.
  5. Engraving and Laser Marking   (more information)
    If desired, indicate the type (engraving or laser) and placement on your drawing. If you have a preference for size or font, please include that as well. Otherwise we'll default to Helvetica and pick an appropriate size to fit.
  6. Drawing
    To give you the most accurate quote possible, we request that a drawing be submitted with your quote request. This drawing does not need to be to be overly technical, or to scale, but must include the following information:
    1. Dimensions of the enclosure
      Height, width, depth, etc.
    2. Location of standard cutouts
      Indicate roughly where you'd like your cutouts to be. If the location is specific, include its distance from two edges of the panel.
    3. (Optional) Dimensions, clearances, and locations of nonstandard cutouts
      If your panel includes any cutouts that are not on our list of standard cutouts, please include as much information about them as possible. We may also request a sample of the connector that will be installed in the cutout.


Custom Aluminum Enclosure





Manufacturing Method



CNC Subtractive Machining

CNC Subtractive Machining

With this method, the enclosure is hollowed out of a single piece of material.
Metal Bending/Braking

Metal Bending/Braking

Using this style, we first mill the flat outline of the enclosure, then bend it into shape.
Enclosure Modification

Enclosure Modification

We can add cutouts, accessories, internal structure, and other modifications to an existing enclosure.



Available Options


DataPro offers a number of finishing and marking options, as well as accessories.


Marking & Labeling:


Logo Marking

Logo Marking

We can convert, optimize, and laser mark your logo for sharp, professional branding.
Laser Marking

Laser Marking

For clean lines and maximum precision, laser marking is the perfect solution. Take a look at our Laser Marking Sample Gallery
Engraving

Engraving

This durable marking method looks great on any material with a contrasting surface treatment such as anodized aluminum or layered acrylic.
Paint Infill

Paint Infill

Engraving can be infilled with paint for a colorful and high-contrast marking solution.


Finishing:


Aluminum Anodizing

Anodizing

While pre-anodized aluminum is available, we can also anodize your panels post-cutting to provide a full-coverage durable finish.
Powder Coating

Powder Coating

Protect your panel with a high-quality powder coat applied as a final step.
Painting

Painting

Get creative with painted finishes! Available in a range of colors and textures.


Accessories:


Press-Fit Fasteners

Press-Fit Fasteners

Mount PCBs, attach mounting hardware, and more with press-fit fasteners built into your panel. Concealed-head and flush-head available. Flush-mount nuts available on panels 0.090" and thicker. Perfect for adding windows and vents too!
Panel Hardware

Switch Guards & Hardware

We carry switch guards, panel handles, fasteners, and more. Check out our Accessories & Hardware section, or contact us if you have something specific in mind.
Panel-Mount Connectors & Cables

Panel-Mount Connectors & Cables

Need to mount connectors on your enclosure? We carry a huge array of panel-mount cables, couplers, and connectors; all of which are guaranteed-compatible with the cutouts on your enclosure.






Materials


We stock a variety of common materials in multiple colors and thicknesses, but can source nearly anything with a very short turnaround. If you don't see what you're looking for here, just contact us.


  0.048" 0.050" 0.063" 0.090" 0.125"
Acrylic
Matte or Glossy Black, 75% or 90% opaque White
       
Layered Acrylic
Black with White Core or White with Black Core
       
6061 Aluminum
Bare or Black Anodized
   
5052 Aluminum
Clear or Black Anodized
       
Steel
4130, A366/1008, and T-304 available
Brass    


Acrylic

0.125" Acrylic

This acrylic material is lightweight and durable, with outstanding resistance to sunlight and weathering.
Engraving Plastic

0.125" Layered Engraving Acrylic

Made of three layers, with a contrasting color sandwiched between two shell layers. This makes for excellent, high-contrast direct engraving.
Anodized Black Aluminum

6061 Anodized Black Aluminum

An affordable and sharp-looking alternative to batch anodizing. This pre-anodized black aluminum lasers beautifully. The only downside is the bare aluminum showing on the edges. For a fully anodized panel, see our Post-Cut Anodizing option.
6061 Aluminum

6061 Aluminum

A popular and durable material, available in a variety of thicknesses.
5052 Aluminum

5052 Aluminum

An exceptionally corrosion-resistant variety of aluminum. Available in clear or black anodizing.
Steel

Steel

A durable structural material available in a number of styles and thicknesses.
Brass

Brass

A beautiful material that polishes up wonderfully and has antibacterial properties.






Standard Cutouts


Custom Panels DataPro's standard plate and panel cutouts are designed to be compatible with our panel-mount cables and couplers.

Below you'll find a list of cutouts, their compatible components, and associated drawings. If you need something not listed here, please contact us!
Cutout Name Compatible Cable Compatible Coupler Drawing
AC Power Panel-Mount AC Power Extension (9298-01W) - -
BNC - BNC Coupler F-F (CCP-BNC) -
C13 PC Power Outlet - C13 Solder-on Connector (XX-PWR-C13) -
C14 PC Power Inlet - C14 Solder-on Connector (XX-PWR-C14) -
C20 PC Power Inlet - C20 Solder-on Connector (XX-PWR-C20) -
DB9 RS232 Serial DB9 Panel-Mount Extension M-F(1023)
DB9 Panel-Mount Extension F-M (1122)
Weatherproof DB9 PM Extension F-M (1122W)
DB9 Coupler F-F (CCP-D09FF)
DB9 Coupler M-M (CCP-D09MM)
PDF PDF
DB15/DA15 Gameport - DB15 Coupler F-F (CCP-D15FF)
DB15 Coupler M-M (CCP-D15MM)
-
DB25 DB25 Panel-Mount F-M (1013) DB25 Coupler F-F (CCP-D25) -
DB37 - DB37 Coupler F-F (CCP-D37FF) -
Decora Custom Decora Inserts USB/AC Power Insert (75PWRUSB) -
DisplayPort 1170 (P/M Female to Male)
1174 (P/M Female to Male Mini DisplayPort)
DisplayPort Coupler F-F (CCP-DSP) PDF PDF
Mini DisplayPort Mini DisplayPort PM Extension F-M (1178)
Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort F-M (1176)
- PDF PDF
DVI 1143 (P/M Female to Male) CCP-DVI PDF PDF
Ethernet CAT5/CAT6 Cable Cat5e Panel-Mount Extension F-M (1770)
Cat6 Panel-Mount Extension F-M (1771)
Cat6 Shielded PM Extension F-M (1771S)
RJ45 Cat5 Coupler F-F (CCP-C5E)
RJ45 Cat6 Coupler (CCP-C6)
RJ45 Cat6 Shielded Coupler (CCP-C6S)
PDF PDF
Waterproof IP67 Cat6 Ethernet - Cat6 Waterproof IP67 Coupler (CCP-C6R) -
Fiber Optic SC - SC-SC Coupler F-F (1443-FF)
SC-ST Coupler F-F (1443-FF)
-
F-Type Coaxial (TV Cable) - F-Type Coupler F-F (CCP-FTV) -
FireWire 400 FireWire Panel Mount F to Header (1390)
FireWire Panel Mount Extension F-M (1398)
FireWire Dual Panel Mount F-F (1388)
- -
FireWire 800 - FireWire 800 Coupler F-F (CCP-FW800) -
1-inch Grommet Grommet included - -
1.5-inch Grommet Grommet included - -
HDMI HDMI Panel Mount Extension F-M (1160)
HDMI Dual Panel Mount F-F (1168)
HDMI Coupler F-F (CCP-HDMI) PDF PDF
Keystone Snap-in - All Keystone parts -
Keystone Snap-in (Dual) - All Keystone parts -
Neutrik XLR 1/4" TRS Panel-Mount Extension F-M (1225)
XLR Panel-Mount Extension F-M (1231)
XLR Panel-Mount Extension M-F (1232)
XLR Dual Panel-Mount F-F (1236)
Neutrik RJ45 Cat5e Coupler (CCP-NEC5E)
Neutrik HDMI 1.3 Coupler (CCP-NHDMI-FF)
Neutrik RJ45 Cat6 Coupler (XX-NEC6-F-PM)
Neutrik USB 2.0 A-B Coupler (CCP-NUSB-AB)
Neutrik USB 3.0 A-B Coupler (CCP-NUSB3-AB)
Neutrik XLR F Solder-on (XX-XLR-F-PMD)
Neutrik XLR M Solder-on (XX-XLR-M-PMD)
Switchcraft BNC Coupler (CCX-BNC)
Switchcraft RJ45 Cat6 Coupler (CCX-C6)
Switchcraft RJ45 Cat6 Shielded Coupler (CCX-C6)
Switchcraft S-Video Coupler (CCX-CSV)
Switchcraft VGA Coupler (CCX-VGA)
Switchcraft DB9 Coupler (CCX-D09)
Switchcraft Toggle/Rocker Switch (CCX-xS-DPDT)
PDF PDF
N Type - Panel Mount Type N Coupler F-F (CCP-NTYPE) -
Light Switch - - -
Power 120V Duplex - Household Duplex Power Outlet (ZZ-PWR-X2) -
PS/2 PS/2 Panel Mount Extension F-M (1169) PS/2 Coupler F-F (CCP-PS2) -
QMA Antenna - QMA Coupler F-F (CCP-QMA) -
RCA - RCA Coupler F-F (CCP-RCA) PDF PDF
RP-SMA (F-F) - RP-SMA Coupler F-F (CCP-SMA-RPFF) -
RP-SMA (M-F) - RP-SMA Coupler M-F (CCP-SMA-RPMF) -
SMA SMA Panel Mount Extension F-M (1877) SMA Coupler F-F (CCP-SMA) -
Speaker Binding Post/Banana Jack - Binding Post Coupler F-F (CCP-PST)
Not recommended for use with conductive materials
-
Stereo 3.5mm (1/8in) 3.5mm Panel Mount Extension F-M (1224)
3.5mm Dual Panel Mount F-F (1223)
3.5mm Coupler F-F (CCP-3.5) PDF PDF
Stereo 1/4in 1/4" Panel Mount Extension F-M (1225)
1/4" Dual Panel Mount F-F (1226)
- -
S-Video S-Video Panel Mount Extension F-M (1164) S-Video Coupler F-F (CCP-CSV) -
TNC TNC Panel Mount Extension F-M (1874)
TNC Coupler F-F (CCP-TNC) -
RP-TNC - RP-TNC Panel Mount Extension F-M (1872) -
Toslink Optical (via Keystone) - TosLink Optical Coupler F-F (CCK-TOS) -
USB 2.0/3.0 Type-A USB 2.0 A to 4-Pin Header F-F (1490)
USB 2.0 A to Micro B F-M (1582)
USB 2.0 A to Panel Mount B F-F (1587)
USB 2.0 A to A Dual Panel Mount F-F (1588)
USB 2.0 A to 5-Pin Header F-F (1590)
USB 2.0 A to A F-M (1598)
USB 2.0 A to B F-M (1599)
USB 3.0 A to 20-Pin Header F-F (1610)
USB 3.0 A to USB-C F-M (1679)
USB 3.0 A to Panel Mount B F-F (1687) (P/M Female to P/M Female B 3.0)
USB 3.0 A to Panel Mount A F-F (1688)
USB 3.0 A to A F-M (1698)
USB 3.0 A B F-M (1699)
USB 2.0 Flexible Coupler F-F (CCP-USBA-FLX)
USB 2.0 Coupler F-F (CCP-USB-A-FF)
USB A 2.0 to Micro B Dual Coupler (CCP-USBB)
USB A 3.0 to Panel Mount B 3.0 Dual Coupler F-F (CCP-USB3-AB)
PDF PDF
Waterproof USB 2.0 Type-A USB-A to USB-B Panel Mount F-F (1587W)
USB-A Panel Mount Extension F-M (1598W)
- -
USB 2.0 Type-B USB 2.0 B to 5-Pin Header F-F (1580)
USB 2.0 B to Micro-B F-M (1581)
USB 2.0 B to Panel Mount A F-F (1587)
USB 2.0 B to A F-M (1589)
USB 2.0 B to B F-M (1591)
- PDF PDF
USB 3.0 Type B USB 3.0 B to Panel Mount A F-F (1687)
USB 3.0 B to B F-M (1691)
USB B 3.0 to Panel Mount A 3.0 Dual Coupler F-F (CCP-USB3-AB) PDF PDF
USB Micro B USB 2.0 Micro-B to A Dual Coupler F-F (CCP-USBB)
USB 2.0 Micro-B to Micro-B Extension F-M (1584)
- PDF PDF
USB Type C USB-C 3.1 to 20-Pin Header F-F (1670)
USB-C 3.1 to USB-C Extension F-M (1678)
- PDF PDF
VGA VGA Panel Mount to VGA F-M (1152)
VGA Waterproof Panel Mount to VGA F-M (1152W)
VGA Panel Mount to VGA w/Pigtail F-M (1154)
VGA Panel Mount to VGA Panel Mount F-F (1156)
VGA Panel Mount to VGA Panel Mount w/Pigtail F-F (1157)
CCP-VGA PDF PDF