Datum Laser


Bespoke Laser Project

Marine Rib panel

Here is a great example of how Datum can combine our expertise in laser cut parts and micromachining. We produced a Marine Electronics RIB Control Button Panel. Designed for functionality, durability, and aesthetic appeal, this control panel is crafted using advanced laser cutting techniques and high-quality materials.

The Production Process:​

Material Selection:

For this project, we chose 0.5mm 316 stainless steel for its excellent corrosion resistance, making it perfect for marine applications. This material ensures that the control panel can withstand harsh marine environments, including exposure to saltwater.

Laser Cutting of Stainless Steel:

We employ state-of-the-art laser cutting technology to precisely cut the stainless steel foil into the desired shapes and sizes. Laser cutting allows for intricate detailing, ensuring accuracy and consistency in every panel.

Stencilled Lettering:

Our expertise in laser cutting enables us to create stencilled lettering on the stainless steel. This precise cutting gives a sleek and professional appearance to the control panel, making it easy to read and use in various lighting conditions.

Micromachined Perspex Backing:

To enhance the panel’s overall design and functionality, we use micromachining techniques to create a perspex backing with recesses to accommodate the laser-cut stainless steel pieces. The perspex backing serves as a protective layer for the electronics, keeping them safe from external elements.

Contrasting Aesthetics:

The combination of stainless steel and micromachined Perspex creates a visually striking contrast, making the stencilled lettering stand out prominently. This design choice not only adds an appealing aesthetic touch but also ensures optimal visibility and usability during operation.


Application and Installation:

Our Marine Electronics RIB Control Button Panel is specifically designed for RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) and is a perfect fit for Grand Boats RIBs fitted by Wills Marine, a reputable company based in Devon. The panel can be easily integrated into the boat’s electronic systems, providing intuitive control and operation for various marine equipment.

Benefits of Our Marine Electronics RIB Control Button Panel:

  • Corrosion-resistant 316 stainless steel ensures longevity in harsh marine environments.
  • Laser-cut stenciled lettering offers clear visibility and ease of use.
  • Micromachined perspex backing provides protection and enhances the overall aesthetic appeal.
  • Suitable for Grand Boats RIBs, widely recognized for their quality and performance.
  • Easy installation and integration into existing electronic systems.
At Datum, we are dedicated to delivering top-notch solutions. Our Marine Electronics RIB Control Button Panel is a testament to our commitment to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction. Whether you’re a boat enthusiast or a marine professional, our control panel will undoubtedly enhance your experience.

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Technical Data

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Why Choose Datum?


Oil, grease and scratch free components, produced to tight tolerances


With more than 25 years experience, Datum leads the way in innovation and technology development


Rapid prototyping and production, short lead times and fast delivery


Our thickness and tolerance controls ensure you receive precise components that meet your requirements & specifications