A complete CNC service for laboratory designers and contractors

Whether you are refurbishing an existing laboratory or are looking for worksurfaces and furniture to create a new one, then we have the expertise in materials and fabrication to help.

With over 30 years’ experience in working with OEMs, academic institutions and building designers, our team can provide the highest quality of materials and fabrication services for your laboratory project.

You may already have an idea of the design of your laboratory worksurfaces, but if you need assistance, we can accept drawings and use our CAD experience to create a layout that is user-friendly, productive and fully functional.

We can also advise on choice of materials.

Take, for example, Trespa TopLab Base and Trespa TopLab Plus.  These are two durable high quality multi-functional panel materials that are widely used in medical and educational laboratories.  Trespa TopLab and TopLab Plus is highly effective for chemical, physical and analytical laboratories. These materials are easy to clean and have excellent resistance to most aggressive chemicals and cleaning agents. In addition, they do not support bacterial growth. Trespa Toplab can be CNC routered for sinks, basins, taps, mortices and edge designs. The material is ideal for worktops and cabinetry where scratch and wear resistance are very important.

We know that laboratories have strict hygiene regulations, so tests and experiments can take place without contamination. That’s why all surfaces need to be antibacterial and chemical resistant, and here, again, Trespa TopLab provides an effective solution for specifiers and contractors. For many laboratories, it offers all the benefits required of worktops that are to be used within a demanding environment.

We recently supplied Trespa TopLab for the refurbishment of a world class university laboratory in the North East, where we machined the material, routed grooves for sink drainers and cut all the panels to size.  The project was a great example of a laboratory that will benefit from low maintenance, great aesthetics and durability.

As well as Trespa TopLab, we offer a complete range of hardwearing, scratch resistant and low maintenance materials, such as Compact Grade Laminate, and liaise closely with our customers to identify the most appropriate for their application.

We also maximise material usage and minimise wastage through our innovative Magicut optimisation software which means you are keeping costs down and reducing waste to landfill for environmental benefit.

All part of the service

Our extensive CNC services mean we can cut the surface material to any size, creating a layout that is functional and convenient for your laboratory. This also includes machining the panels into U and L shapes to create working tables, surfaces and splashbacks that are tailored to size, creating a modern and highly functional laboratory environment.

Worktops are precision-cut to customers’ requirements, whichever material is chosen.

We work with a number of reputable contractors that are experienced in fitting laboratory surfaces with fewer gaps and joints, which is another factor that helps to minimise bacterial growth. Our CNC and routing services means we can incorporate sink drainers into laboratory surfaces, making them the perfect fit to create a fully hygienic solution.

In addition, laboratory worktops are available in a range of colours, including pastels, whites and speckled effect, which work well with complementary areas of colour such as blues, greens and greys.

Here at Panel Systems, we have fully equipped factories including the latest 3D CAD/CAM software plus extensive 5-axis CNC equipment, which allows us to produce worktops and laboratory furniture to meet bespoke requirements. For more information call 0114 275 2881 or email acp@panelsystems.co.uk.