...are the business cards of your valuable electronics. Flawless appearance and quality are of vital importance.
Fahrion GmbH has specialized as a front panel manufacturer in ready-to-install, customer-specific front panels. From the mechanics to the surface to the printing, everything is in our hands. This results in flexibility, fast delivery times and a reasonable price. Due to our modern CNC punching and nibbling technology we are able to produce small series as well as high quantities at low costs. Due to modern MultiShear technology, outer edges of aluminum front panels can be punched without nibbling.
Since our tool library contains over 400 tools, tool costs are rather the exception. Our large portfolio also includes some special tools like SubD, double D, HDMI, USB and various displays.
Please feel free to inquire. Often we can completely die cut a board. Anything that can't be punched, we mill in with our modern Datron machines.
For mounting printed circuit boards or other mechanical parts on the back side, we can apply welding studs or press-in studs (blind hole threaded studs) on the back side. Both allow a mechanical connection that is not visible on the printed front side. Welding studs are CNC welded by us.
In addition, the weld beard is removed without leaving any residue and each individual weld is subjected to a mechanical test. Press-fit studs or press-fit bushings (with internal thread) are pressed into a blind hole. The blind holes must be milled. Because of this, the press-fit variant is often somewhat more costly than the welded variant. If the plate is subsequently anodized, we can only use aluminum bolts. The bolts are available in many different variants (M3, M4 ... ) and lengths (10, 12, 16 ... mm).
Our in-house electroplating in connection with the screen printing department enables us to print all anodized front panels by sub-anodizing (anodizing - under-printing) without high additional costs. This is an absolutely smudge- and scratch-resistant, oil- and thinner-resistant printing process, in which the ink is not printed onto the surface of the front panel, but into the uncompacted anodized layer. This is achieved using special inks that are screen printed. We anodize silver matt and also in black. Anodized aluminum front panels are very elegant. When printing the aluminum front panels using the anodized underprinting process, HKS, RAL or Pantone® color shades can only be approximately adhered to due to the special colors in contrast to the imprint. Please contact us, we will be happy to advise you.
We can paint in some RAL colors in-house. Painted front panels have the advantage that they all look the same when assembled in a rack, whereas with anodized front panels certain variations (e.g. in gloss level) from batch to batch cannot be completely avoided. Painted front panels, however, are more susceptible to scratching than anodized ones. To mitigate this disadvantage, we offer an optional protective coating with clear lacquer, which protects both the lacquer layer and the print from scratches and finger sweat.
As a front panel manufacturer, we are also happy to process aluminum front panels supplied by housing manufacturers. We mill them according to your drawing, paint or anodize them on request and print front panels according to your design. For the special front panel, we can also engrave the lettering. Engraving is the most expensive inscription option, but also the most durable. However, since sub-anodized printing is hardly inferior to engraving in scratch resistance and chemical resistance, sub-anodized printing is usually the better and cheaper choice. Ask for our sub-anodized - sample for your scratch tests.
Modern vacuum clamping technology allows us to mill front panels in multiple-blank setups. This enables us to offer milled aluminum front panels at a reasonable price. In combination with digital printing, front panel designs are possible here that would not have been possible some time ago or would hardly have been affordable in screen printing. Milling aluminum front panels is thus increasingly becoming an alternative to front panel stamping.
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