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Instrument Panels

Instrument panels are a vital part for complex machines and vehicles. Here at Matt Black Systems, we combine expertise and the most innovative machinery to produce intricate instrument panels that are tailored to a client’s exacting specifications. Find out why we should be your first choice by reading on below.

Introducing our instrument panels

If you’re looking for an engineering company to design and manufacture the instrument panels for your latest project, lookInstrument Panels no further than Matt Black Systems. All of our instrument panels are made entirely bespoke to your specifications and can be manufactured to be non-illuminated or illuminated.

We complete the entire process, from design to construction, in-house, which helps us to offer our clients one of the fastest turnaround times in the industry. Our capacity to complete each stage of the manufacturing process under one roof ensures that strict deadlines are kept to, and miscommunication is avoided.

In the past we have manufactured instrument panels for the following land, sea and air vehicles:

  • Titan Bridging Tank
  • Submarines – including the Trafalgar Class
  • Pilatus PC12 Turboprop
  • Tornado Fighter Jet

What can you expect when you use our service?

Here at Matt Black Systems, we take pride in our service and ensure that our clients benefit from our expertise and passion whether they require the smallest piece of technology or an entire machine. When you choose us to design and manufacture your instrument panel, you can expect the following from our conscience and hardworking team:



First off all, our design team will sit down with you to discuss your vision for your instrument panel. They’ll use innovative 3D computer design technology to build a digital representation of your panel, from which they’ll create a 3D model and stunning visuals.

During the design stage, we’ll use experiments, prototyping and innovative ideas to identify design faults and eradicate error risks. We’ll then present your final prototype to you and wait for the green light of approval.



We will use a number of innovative machines to manufacture your instrument panel.  Our CNC machine converts the data that we input into our design software and prints it onto the chosen material to a pinpoint accuracy.

We also use laser cut and laser marking technology to make sure that your design is engineered and assembled to the highest standard. We’ll collaborate with you throughout the project to ensure that you’re satisfied with how we’re manufacturing your instrument panel. Our design software allows us to modify or amend any of the details at any point throughout the printing process.


Assembly and testing

Once each part of your instrument panel has been printed, our engineers will assemble all electronic and mechanical elements and put it through multiple tests to ensure that it’s working exactly to your specifications. We want the end result to be perfect, so we’ll make sure that there are no unnoticed design faults or evidence of machine faults before we send it through to the spraying and coating workshop.


Painting and spraying

Our highly trained staff will use the most innovative painting and spraying equipment to add all the finishing touches to your instrument panel. Our spraying and coating services include:

  • Component hand spraying
  • Wet spray and stove enamelling
  • Two pack paint
  • Cellulose paint
  • Plastic and metal products and materials spray finishing

Why should you choose Matt Black Systems?

As a leading specialist in the manufacturing of instrument panels for the aerospace, defence and simulation sector, you won’tInstrument Panels be able to find a more qualified company elsewhere.

Using a combination of modern equipment and quality materials, our skilled engineers work to meet superior standards.

We realise that the manufacturing process in only one side of our business. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the highest level of customer service. Each client is allocated a project manager who will serve as their point of contact throughout the entire process. They’ll be on hand to answer any questions and keep you updated at every stage.

Our approach to ‘lean business’ allows us to provide our clients with the best prices and lead times, making us your first choice if you’re looking for a company to design and manufacture instrument panels for your vehicle.

When you choose Matt Black Systems, you’ll benefit from:

  • Word-class operations and capabilities
  • A direct dial to your project manager
  • Superior levels of quality
  • Meeting deadlines with our ‘on time in full’ policy
  • Ultra-competitive prices

Contact us

If you’re looking for a company with a dedicated and passionate team to design and manufacture your instrument panel, get in touch with Matt Black Systems today.