Custom Front Panels and Plates

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Thank you for your interest in our Custom Panels!

To begin the quoting process, we'll need to gather some information about the panel or panels you'd like to create. Lead time for Front Panels is typically 3-5 days, plus additional time for complex panels, large batches, and some finishing options. Final quoted prices will include programming, setup, and milling time. Please contact our Sales department with any questions.

  • Professional engineering support
  • Fast quote turnaround
  • No minimum quantities
  • Rush production available
  • Laser marking
  • Custom Lamacoid tag engraving

Gang Plates, Rack Panels, Pelican Case Panels and more can be created online using our Custom Plate Creator!
Looking for Custom Enclosures? We do those! Check out or comprehensive Custom Enclosures page here.
Custom Panels

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

Custom Panel Gallery
Quoting 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:

Download our RFQ Form  Download our interactive quote request form in .PDF or .DOCX.
  1. Quantity
    We have no minimum order quantity, but larger batches typically result in a lower per-unit price. Why not get some spares?
  2. Material
    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!
  3. Panel Corners
    The corners of your panels can be left square, or milled into an angled or rounded shape.
  4. Edge Treatment
    Depending on the material, the edges of a panel can be chamfered at a 45° angle, or milled into a rounded fillet. If you have a specific radius in mind, include that with your drawing. Otherwise, we can pick one that will work best with your chosen material.
  5. Anodizing & Finishing
    Panels cut from bare aluminum can be anodized after milling, eliminating the silver edge seen on panels cut from pre-anodized aluminum. This is most economical for orders of multiple panels, as it incurs a minimum batch charge.

    Due to standard manufacturing processes, panels will sometimes show small blemishes or imperfections on the non-display side of the unit. If you require consistent aesthetics on both the front and back of your panel, please let us know.
  6. Engraving and Laser Marking
    If desired, indicate the type (engraving or laser), exact placement, and copy 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.
  7. Drawing
    Please read carefully: To accurately quote a panel, we'll need a drawing that shows a few vital pieces of information about the project. Our engineers are happy to work with any kind of drawing you can provide (napkin sketches included), or we can create a professional production-quality drawing for a very competitive fee.

    Quoted project costs include the time it takes to convert your drawing or model to a format we can use for manufacturing. For minimum design and conversion time, submit your drawing in one of the following formats: DXF, DWG, S/DPRT, STP/STEP, STL, or 3DM.

    Your satisfaction is our #1 priority! So before manufacturing, we'll ask for your written sign-off on the final version of the drawing, to make sure you're getting exactly what you want. Once that's done, production can begin!

    Please include the following information on your drawing:
    1. Width and height of the panel
      If your panel is an irregular shape, please include the lengths of each edge.
    2. Size and location of mounting holes
      We'll need to know the diameter and location of mounting holes.
    3. 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.
    4. (Optional) Usable area of panel
      This should indicate the area in the back of your panel in which components can be installed. It is generally within the perimeter of the mounting holes, and may be determined by the dimensions of the enclosure the panel will be mounted over.
    5. (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.

Options Options

Panel corners are squared by default, but can also be cut at a 45° angle, or rounded.

Edge Finishes
The perimeter of the panel can be left square, chamfered at a 45° angle, or rounded into a fillet.
Edge Finishes

Laser Marking
For clean lines on almost any type of material, laser marking works best. Text or graphics can be applied in sharp relief to the material.

[Laser Marking Sample Gallery]
Laser Marking

Recommended for use on any material with a contrasting surface treatment. Works best on anodized aluminum and sandwich plastics.

While pre-anodized aluminum is available, we can also anodize your panels post-cutting. Anodizing is available in a number of colors, and provides an attractive, protective finish.

Powder Coating
Protect your panel with a high-quality powder coat, available in a variety of colors!
Powder Coating

Angled flanges, brackets, and panels can be created by milling the material flat, then forming it in our metal brake.
Metal Bending/Braking

Press-Fit Fasteners
Mount PCBs, attach mounting hardware, and more with press-fit fasteners.
Powder Coating

Materials 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"
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 Aodized
5052 Aluminum
Clear or Black Anodized
4130, A366/1008, and T-304 available

0.125" Acrylic
This acrylic material is lightweight and durable, with outstanding resistance to sunlight and weathering.

Color Filleting Chamfering Engraving
Glossy Black Yes Yes No
Matte Black Yes Yes No
Glossy White 90% Opaque Yes Yes No
Glossy White 75% Opaque Yes Yes No
Matte White 75% Opaque Yes Yes No

Plastic Sandwich
0.125" Layered Acrylic
Made of three layers, with a contrasting color sandwiched between two shell layers. This makes for excellent, high-contrast direct engraving.

Color Filleting Chamfering Engraving
Black (White core) No No Yes
White (Black core) No No Yes

Anodized 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.

Thickness Filleting Chamfering Engraving
0.125" Yes Yes Yes
0.090" Yes Yes Yes
0.063" Yes Yes Yes

Bare Aluminum
6061 Aluminum
A popular and durable material, available in a variety of thicknesses.

Thickness Filleting Chamfering Engraving
0.125" Yes Yes Yes
0.090" Yes Yes Yes
0.063" No Yes Yes
0.040" No No No

5052 Aluminum
5052 Anodized Aluminum
Available in clear or black anodizing.

Thickness Filleting Chamfering Engraving
0.090" Clear Anodized Yes Yes Yes
0.090" Black Anodized Yes Yes Yes

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

Material Filleting Chamfering Engraving
0.050" 4130 Chromoly Steel Yes Yes Yes
0.125" 4130 Chromoly Steel Yes Yes Yes
0.048" A366/1008 Steel Yes Yes Yes
0.048" T-304 Stainless Steel Yes Yes Yes
0.063" T-304 Stainless Steel Yes Yes Yes

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

Thickness Filleting Chamfering Engraving
0.063" Yes Yes Yes
0.090" Yes Yes Yes
0.125" Yes Yes Yes

Cutouts Cutouts

The following cutouts are guaranteed compatible with our full array of panel-mount couplers and cables. If you need any cutouts not listed here, just include them on your drawing with as much detail as possible.

Cutout Name Compatible Coupler Compatible Cable
C13 PC Power Outlet XX-PWR-C13 -
C14 PC Power Inlet XX-PWR-C14 -
DB9 RS232 Serial CCP-D09MM 1023 (P/M Male to Female)
1122 (P/M Female to Male)
DB25 Parallel CCP-D25 1013 (P/M Female to Male)
Decora 75PWRUSB USB/AC Power Insert Custom Decora Inserts
DisplayPort CCP-DSP 1170 (P/M Female to Male)
1174 (P/M Female to Male Mini DisplayPort)
DVI CCP-DVI 1143 (P/M Female to Male)
Ethernet CAT5/CAT6 Cable CCP-C6
CCP-C6S (shielded)
1770 (Cat5e)
1771 (Cat6)
F-Type Coaxial (TV Cable) CCP-FTV -
FireWire 400 -
1390 (P/M Female to header)
1398 (P/M Female to Male)
1388 (P/M Female to P/M Female)
FireWire 800 CCP-FW800 -
1-inch Grommet Grommet included -
1.5-inch Grommet Grommet included -
HDMI CCP-HDMI 1160 (P/M Female to Male)
1168 (P/M Female to P/M Female)
Keystone Snap-in All Keystone parts -
Keystone Snap-in (Dual) All Keystone parts -
Household Light Switch - -
Power 120V Duplex ZZ-PWR-X2 -
PS/2 CCP-PS2 1169 (P/M Female to Male)
Speaker Post/Banana Jack CCP-PST* -
Stereo 3.5mm (1/8in) CCP-3.5 1224 (P/M Female to Male)
1223 (P/M Female to P/M Female)
Stereo 1/4in - 1225 (P/M Female to Male)
1226 (P/M Female to P/M Female)
S-Video CCP-CSV 1164 (P/M Female to Male)
SMA Antenna CCP-SMA -
TNC Antenna CCP-TNC -
Toslink Optical (via Keystone) CCK-TOS -
USB Type A CCP-USBA-FLX (P/M Female to Female
CCP-USB-A-FF (P/M Female to Female)
CCP-USBB (P/M Female to P/M Female Micro-B)
1490 (P/M Female to Header)
1588 (P/M Female to P/M Female)
1590 (P/M Female to Header)
1598 (P/M Female to Male)
1698 (P/M Female to Male 3.0)
1688 (P/M Female to P/M Female 3.0)
1687 (P/M Female to P/M Female B 3.0)
1699 (P/M Female to P/M Male B 3.0)
USB Type B - 1580 (P/M Female to Header)
1589 (P/M Female to Male A)
1591 (P/M Female to Male)
USB 3.0 Type B - 1691 (P/M Female to Male)
1687 (P/M Female to P/M Female A)
USB Micro B CCP-USBB-MIC 1584 (P/M Female to Male)
USB Type C Available soon! -
VGA CCP-VGA 1152 (P/M Female to Male)
1154 (P/M Female to Male w/pigtail)
1156 (P/M Female to P/M Female)
1157 (P/M Female to P/M Female w/pigtail)
Neutrik XLR View all Neutrik-compatible couplers 1231 (P/M Female to Male)
1232 (P/M Male to Female)

*Not recommended for use on conductive (metal) panels. We recommend using a CCK-PST with a Keystone cutout instead.