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Front Panels, Back Panels, Custom Control Panel Plates

Rugged Front Panels & Back Panels Built to Last in Harsh Environments

MPC's metal and plastic front panels, control panel faceplates and metal back panels are all about protection - shielding your critical assets in light or heavy industrial and electronic applications from weather, chemicals, cleaning products and extreme temperatures.

Best yet, our custom front panels remain readable for the life of the part, with the kind of durability that helps them meet many Department of Defense and aerospace specifications, as well as other industry standards.

Our equipment control panel faceplates and supportive back panels are fabricated of heavy-gauge metal, crafted by precision fabrication. Features are dictated by your specifications - metal or plastic substrates; forming or bending as needed; mounting with studs, adhesives or fasteners; machine countersink and counter bore holes; and digital or screen-printed graphics.

A durable front panel, back panel or custom control panel that will last the life of the part at a competitive price - that's our guarantee.

Contact us today for help with your application.

MPC Front Panels / Panel Faceplates

  • One-part metal front panels utilize thick substrate and graphic elements
  • Two-part metal front panels use thinner substrate with graphic elements, assembled to a second thicker metal layer for rigidity and support
  • Plastic panel faceplates are two-piece construction with plastic overlay on supportive metal panel

NEW UltraColor™ | Metalphoto | Anodized Aluminum | Aluminum
Stainless Steel | Polyester | Polycarbonate | Custom Front Panels & Faceplates

MPC Back Panels

  • Typically constructed of aluminum or stainless steel
  • Provide rigidity to electronic and control panels
  • Easy fabrication and durability to protect your assets

 

 

Aluminum | Stainless Steel

 
 

Front, Back and Custom Control Panel Choices for Any Application

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    Metalphoto® Front Panels

    Our most durable and popular material for front panels, providing extreme durability in virtually any environment.

    • High-resolution graphics are sealed beneath an impenetrable sapphire-hard anodic layer, with superior resistance to chemicals, abrasion and solvents.
    • Built to withstand exterior exposure in harsh environments such as extreme cold, heat and UV. Expected exterior life of 20+ years. Colors options have limited UV resistance.
    • Most cost-effective for small to medium volumes.
    • Available in one- or two-piece front panel constructions.

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  • Anodized Aluminum Front Panels

    Anodized Aluminum Front Panels

    An ideal choice for use in the aircraft/aeronautical, automotive, marine and military industries, with an anodized surface with built-in protective finish.

    • More durable than regular aluminum, with excellent abrasion and corrosion resistance, high resistance to chemicals and solvents, and moderate outdoor durability.
    • Most economical in higher-volume applications.
    • Graphics are screen printed and sealed beneath the anodic layer. Black graphics possess the greatest durability, with expected exterior life up to 10 years. Color options have limited UV resistance.
    • Available in one- or two-piece front panel constructions.

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  • Aluminum Front Panels

    Aluminum Front Panels

    A lightweight yet strong material that is easily formed, aluminum is a popular choice for front panels because of its machinability and versatility.

    • Commonly used in such applications as aircraft, marine, military and transportation.
    • Moderate outdoor durability and heat resistance. A protective coating increases abrasion resistance. Expected exterior life is up to 10 years.
    • Less expensive than many other metal front panel materials.
    • Available in one- or two-piece panel constructions. Graphics may be printed on the surface or chemically etched.

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  • Stainless Steel Front Panels

    Stainless Steel Front Panels

    A dense metal with exceptional resistance to chemicals, corrosion, and high temperatures; ideal for use in marine, heavy industrial and food processing applications.

    • Frequently used for front panels in highly caustic and acidic environments that would otherwise attack aluminum.
    • Offers low maintenance, and dent and scratch resistance.
    • A relatively inexpensive material when lifetime cost is examined. Expected exterior life of up to 20 years.
    • Available in one- or two-piece front panel constructions. Graphics may be printed on the surface or chemically etched.

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  • Polyester Front Panels

    Polyester Front Panels

    High tensile strength makes it ideally suited for printing and die-cutting.

    • Ideal for a front panel or overlay application because of its chemical and abrasion resistance, and resistance to tears. Expected exterior life of up to seven years.
    • Used in two-part panel construction as an overlay to a supportive back panel or to cover a membrane switch application. Graphics are screen or digitally printed on the second surface.
    • Frequently found on industrial controls, medical equipment, commercial and household appliances as well as other electronics.
    • More durable than polycarbonate in certain applications and less expensive for higher volumes.

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  • Polycarbonate Front Panels

    Polycarbonate Front Panels

    High mechanical strength and superior optical clarity, used often in industrial controls, medical equipment, commercial and household appliances as well as other electronics.

    • High impact strength and resistance to stains, heat, abrasion and corrosive chemicals. Expected exterior life of up to five years.
    • Used in two-part construction as an overlay to a supportive back panel or to cover a membrane switch application.
    • Best suited for applications with minimum or no flex requirements. Graphics are screen or digitally printed on the second surface.
    • Less expensive than polyester in higher volumes.

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  • Aluminum Back Panels

    Aluminum Back Panels

    A lightweight yet strong material that is easily formed, aluminum is a popular choice for supportive back panels because of its machinability and versatility.

    • Almost exclusively used to provide rigidity and support to many types of control and instrument panels that have a thinner metal or plastic overlay. Back panels are most commonly bare aluminum.
    • Moderate outdoor durability and heat resistance. Expected exterior life of up to 10 years.
    • Additional corrosion and abrasion resistance may be obtained with a formulated paint, alodining or anodizing treatment.
    • Less expensive than many other metals for back panels.

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  • Stainless Steel Back Panels

    Stainless Steel Back Panels

    A low-weight metal with high strength, durability, and corrosion resistance.

    • A good choice for back panels because it is easily fabricated to form any desired shape.
    • Remains dimensionally stable even after many years in extreme environmental conditions. Expected exterior life is up to 20 years.
    • Additional corrosion and abrasion resistance may be obtained with special paints.

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No minimum quantity. Get a quote for any size job.

Get a quote for any size job - 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.

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