Custom enclosures house electronic equipment and protect it from pollutants, weather and other damaging interactions. There are indoor and outdoor enclosures, and they are used to protect their contents from dust, dirt, dripping water, rain, sleet, snow and ice formation according to the type of enclosure. Read More…Custom Enclosures Custom enclosures house electronic equipment and protect it from pollutants, weather and other damaging interactions. There are indoor and outdoor enclosures, and they are used to protect their contents from dust, dirt, dripping water, rain, sleet, snow and ice formation according to the type of enclosure.
Equipto Electronics CorporationAurora, IL | 800-204-7225
We are committed to excellence and our innovations in enclosure technology is an example of our commitment. Our unparalleled electronic enclosures are specialized for various tasks and our facility is ISO 9001:2008 certified & RoHS compliant.$$$
Maysteel Industries, LLCAllenton, WI | 262-251-1632
Maysteel provides complex sheet metal fabrication with a focus on design for manufacturing. Founded in 1936, we combine our extensive engineering experience and market knowledge with an expanding supply chain footprint, allowing us to fabricate products that others can’t. We design, engineer and manufacture custom OEM sheet metal enclosures, kiosks, cabinets and racks. We have locations in the...$$$
Electro-Space Fabricators, Inc.Topton, PA | 610-682-7181
Since 1962, our electronic enclosures have served the telecommunications and computer manufacturing industries. As the nation’s top metal enclosure producer, our plastic enclosures, computer enclosures and sheet metal enclosures are designed, engineered and fabricated for customized solutions.$$$
CSI ElectronicsKokomo, IN | 800-823-5588
CSI Electronics is a dedicated leader in the electronic enclosures industry. We offer a large selection of electronic enclosures in order to serve a wide range of industries. Our team is dedicated to advancing our company and creating innovative strategies and solutions.$$$
Pro-Type Industries, Inc.Sterling, VA | 888-776-8973
Pro-Type Industries, Inc. has been designing and manufacturing sheet metal fabrications since 1969. We are dedicated to creating high-quality, innovative products for our customers. Pro-Type Industries, Inc. has a wide range of sheet metal fabrications with customization options available to ensure our products meet our customer's needs.$$$
Ometek, Inc.Columbus, OH | 877-663-8352
Ometek specializes in sheet metal fabrication. Since 1977, we have functioned as a full-service source for precision-based electronic enclosure products to industries such as telecommunications, electronics, and the medical field.$$$
Custom Enclosures List
Electronic enclosures are generally box-like in shape but custom-made enclosures tend to have more variety because customization allows curves, contours and complex shapes that otherwise are not available. Generally, aluminum, stainless steel or galvanized steel are used for their strong and durable properties. Some enclosures are made from plastic because it is easier to work with when creating small or complicated enclosures.
Though the range of applications is broad, there are 5 basic categories of enclosures. Portable enclosures are small enough to fit in a pocket or be held in a hand, like a remote car starter. They may incorporate a battery compartment or LED. Desk top enclosures can be customized with foot pads, removable stands and engraving.
Boxes with clear windows and touch screens are common display enclosures that can be adjusted for size and mounting configuration. Wall mounted enclosures can be customized to make installation and access easier while maintaining security and safety. Lastly, cabinet enclosures usually house standard 19 inch audio and video equipment or computers but can be modified to fit virtually any need.
Custom enclosures are necessary when readymade enclosures are the wrong size, shape, material or finish. The electronic industry (or any industry that uses electronic equipment) is constantly making innovations and developing new technology that requires new housings in order to maximize space and minimize costs. The process of customizing enclosures begins with design and product engineering. A punch, mold or die is created, depending on the material, and the product is formed.
Plastic or composite materials can be molded or punched. Some metals are cold-rolled into sheets then spot or seam welded; others are cast or extruded. Extrusion forces a bar of steel or aluminum through a die and is used when complex cross sections are required. Knockouts and openings are cut and removed, and vents are added if necessary.
The enclosure is then cleaned and deburred to leave a smooth surface. Some receive a finish such as powder coating, enamel or silk-screening or may be left plain, depending on the aesthetic requirements. The enclosure is assembled and given its final hardware and accessories, which can include handles, slides, shelves, panels, drawers, fans, blowers, power strips, wire management, doors and more.