CNC Laser Cut & Etched Polycarbonate Overlay with Dead-Front Graphics for the Aerospace Industry
A customer in the aerospace industry was in need of a custom front panel overlay, which was to be used in an aircraft display application. This product features dead-front graphics; which are graphics that only appear when illuminated. The paint system used allows for flexibility without cracking and was applied to meet customer specifications for light transmittance.
Manufacturing of this item required the use of a various precision fabrication capabilities, the overlay and PSA backing were laser cut on our CNC CO2 laser, with spray paint applied in our spray booth with a fine-detail spray gun. The overlay was also fiber laser etched on our Ytterbium fiber laser, the finished overlay was also oven baked and cured, then assembled.
Through the manufacturing process, the panel was subject to stringent quality control measures. Prime Products produced over 10,000 of this item for an aerospace customer in Kansas.
For more information on the complex fabrication processes and materials used on this product, see the table below or contact us directly.
CNC Laser Cutting & Etching Project Highlights
||Front Panel Overlay
||This Front Panel Overlay is used on an aircraft display panel.
CNC Laser Cutting
CNC Fiber Laser Etching
|Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
|CNC CO2 Laser
Spray Paint Booth with Fine-Detail Spray
|Ytterbium Fiber Laser
Screen Print Workstation
|Overall Part Dimensions
||3.709" Long x 0.877" Wide x 0.020" Thick
|Lexan 8010 Clear Polish/Polish .020"
Black Epoxy Nazdar ADE52
Proprietary Dead-Front paint system
|White Epoxy Nazdar ADE751K
Clear Matte Polyurethane Mix
3M 9690B Sheet (Liner Added)
|Front Surface Matte Dead-Front
Rear Surface Polished
Nomenclature Light Transmittance 15-22%
|Graphics Light Transmittance 7-13%
Opaque Black per FED-STD-595 Color #37038
Translucent White per FED-STD-595 Color #37875
|In process testing/inspection performed
Photometer Light Transmission
|Industry for Use
||250 per year
|PDF Drawing Specifications
Light Transmission Specifications
FED-STD-595 Color Specifications
|2D CAD Artwork
Certificate of Compliance
AS9102 First Article Inspection Report