MPC’s plastic front panel overlays are a popular choice for a multitude of machinery and equipment applications that require a durable and lightweight alternative to heavy metal front panel overlays. Our plastic instrument and control panel overlays are ideally suited for heavy and light industrial and electronic applications, serving both a decorative and functional role in the machine-user interface.
Metalphoto of Cincinnati offers nameplates in a variety of standard material options, including our proprietary Metalphoto® substrate. Metalphoto is photosensitive anodized aluminum, which features a silver and black photographic image that is embedded within the sapphire-hard anodic layer of the aluminum. This combination gives a Metalphoto part an outdoor life of over 20 years, and makes it extremely resistant to damage or degradation from environmental factors like abrasion, UV fading, harsh chemicals, extreme temperatures, and corrosion from saltwater exposure. The National Association of Graphic and Product Identification Manufacturers (GPI) Industry Standards and Practices Manual identifies Metalphoto as the most durable printed aluminum substrate available, and it has been trusted by industry, government and military organizations like Caterpillar, The US Navy, NASA, and Boeing for over 50 years. Metalphoto offers many unique features including:
Request a free Metalphoto evaluation kit today and we will send you a sample kit to test our durable identification products in your own operating environment.
Looking for other material options? MPC has the fabrication capabilities to custom build your nameplates out of many standard materials, including aluminum, anodized aluminum, stainless steel, brass, polyester, polycarbonate, and vinyl. Not sure which material is best for your application? Contact our expert sales engineers now and we’ll help you build the perfect nameplate for your project.
We have no minimum piece requirement. Our minimum production run is $400 per part number, excluding set-up fees/tooling. Contact us regarding your project.
Our overlay prototypes arrived ahead of schedule, were accurate and cost less than what we paid with our previous supplier.
MPC has been great to work with. We are very happy with the quality and service MPC offers.