8 Useful New Features of Wilsonhurd.com

If you have visited Wilson-Hurd’s website sometime in the last 3 months, you might have noticed some major changes. On February 3rd, 2015 we launched our brand new corporate website, adding a variety of new features that are designed to make the product design and ordering process even easier for our customers and prospective clients. Take a look at some of the new things you can do on wilsonhurd.com:

1. Design Guidelines

Wilson-Hurd’s new Design Guidelines have been created by our Engineering department to assist you with the development of your custom Electronic Control Product. Each set of Design Guidelines features:

  • Important things to consider before designing your product
  • Construction details
  • Available materials
  • Tooling options
  • Electrical layout
  • Technical details
  • Word glossary defining important terms, and much more.

Design Guidelines are currently available for capacitive switches, elastomeric keypads, membrane switches, PiezoPanels, and Touchscreens, and can be found on their corresponding product pages.

website screenshot

Continue reading

Featured Project: Elster American Meter

Wilson-Hurd’s Nameplate & Dials, Overlays, and Panels division has worked closely with Elster American Meter to develop metal nameplates that are screen printed and cut using a compound die. Throughout the years, we have produced over 4.5 million parts for American Meter with zero defects. This accomplishment is a true testament to Wilson-Hurd’s outstanding quality and dedication.

“In the challenging world of custom manufacturing, it can be difficult for a customer to find a reliable, consistent and responsive manufacturer,” said Pete Dehne, Vice President of Operations. “We pride ourselves in our willingness to address a situation with every resource at our disposal, making it as transparent to our customer as possible.”

We hope to continue this incredible achievement and keep making our customer’s production process that much easier.

To learn more about Elster American Meter visit their website at www.elster-americanmeter.com.

For more information on Wilson-Hurd’s capabilities, click here.


Are you a current customer of Wilson-Hurd? If you would like your company’s project to be featured on the homepage of our website in our “Featured Projects” section, please e-mail us at marketing@wilsonhurd.com.

4 Common Questions Answered About Nameplates & Dials, Overlays and Panels

nameplatesdials5333Selecting a supplier for your product identification requirements may be a challenge. There are many aspects to consider and questions that may arise in the process.  Below are some common questions and answers to assist you with the design and creation of your custom product identification .

1. What is the standard lead time for Nameplates & Dials, Overlays, Panels?

Wilson-Hurd’s standard lead time is 15 business days. For orders that need artwork approval, the order is given 12 business days, but it may be delayed depending on how quickly we receive approval. Orders requiring special material may have a longer lead time. Due to the custom nature of our orders, we highly recommend you contact one of our Business Development Representatives for a lead time specific to your order.

2. What materials does Wilson-Hurd offer?

We offer a wide variety of materials for our Nameplates & Dials, Overlays, and Panels, including polycarbonate, polyester, acrylic, vinyl, aluminum, stainless steel, brass, & cold-rolled steel. If there is a material you are interested in that we do not have listed please feel free to contact us.

3. What options are available for Nameplates & Dials, Overlays, Panels?

Wilson-Hurd is able to offer domed nameplates, embossing, debossing, selective texturing, colored LED windows, folding, forming, die cutting, laser cutting, and hard-coating. To see more options, please visit our Nameplates & Dials, Overlays, Panels Capabilities page.

4. What type of aluminum finishes does Wilson-Hurd offer?

We offer a wide variety of aluminum finishes including brushed, satin, brite, cosmetic brite, linen, and mill. We can do glossy, matte, or semi-gloss on any aluminum finish, and we are able to match the color of the finish to any custom color.

To view more questions and answers about our products, click here to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or if you have a question that we have not answered visit our Contact Us page.