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Metal boxes are fabrications designed to provide shelter for, store or otherwise enclose something. Aluminum enclosures, stainless steel enclosures and many electrical enclosures and cabinets are all types of metal boxes. Metal boxes are among the simplest metal fabrications, but they are also among the most important. Metal boxes are used to house electrical components in all kinds of contexts. Read More…

Metal Box Metal boxes are fabrications designed to provide shelter for, store or otherwise enclose something. Aluminum enclosures, stainless steel enclosures and many electrical enclosures and cabinets are all types of metal boxes.
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Aurora, 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.

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Equipto Electronics Corporation $$$

Allenton, 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 U.S. and Mexico, as well as partnerships in Europe. For more information, visit www.maysteel.com.

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Maysteel Industries, LLC $$$

Willoughby, OH  |  440-951-5500

For over 80 years, Mika Metal Fabricating has been a leading manufacturer of electronic enclosures. We are constantly working to improve our production and efficiency, creating lower lead times at the same great quality. Mika Metal fabricating serves a variety of industries including automotive, general industrial and manufacturing, and electrical.

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Mika Metal Fabricating $$$

Chagrin Falls, OH  |  800-747-8381

Qube Corporation is a leading manufacturer of high-quality standard and custom plastic enclosures and consoles. Innovative process allows easy customization. Please call or visit our website today for more information about our quality products and outstanding service.

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Qube Corporation $$$

Magnolia, TX  |  800-825-5805

At Bison ProFab, we provide custom fabrication to perfectly suit your needs. Custom solutions are ideal for a multitude of industries, and our staff can anticipate the needs of our customers. Our team puts a focus on the important qualities, and we tailor these products for durability and longevity. Contact us today to learn more!

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Bison ProFab $$$

Stockton, CA  |  209-234-0100

For more than a decade, Tri MAP International has been an enclosure manufacturer, designing and building standard or custom computer enclosures, plastic monitor enclosures, industrial tabletop or tower enclosures, wall-mount enclosures, chassis, keyboard drawers and more.

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Tri MAP International, Inc. $$$
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Fuse boxes and outdoor electrical meters are two examples of metal boxes that are essential to the safe and effective operation of all electronic equipment in homes. Businesses also depend on metal box-enclosed electrical equipment to keep their operations supplied with power. Especially in industrial contexts, businesses cannot do without electrical enclosures; they keep sensitive electronic components from becoming contaminated with dust and debris.

They also reduce the chances of components becoming damaged from accidental impact with machinery or workers. Metal box enclosures can be large enough to house entire electrical panels; such enclosures can be seen at many intersections where computerized traffic control software manages the tempo of traffic signals. They can also be as small as simple wall-mounts; many light switches are composed of partial metal boxes covered with a plastic plate for aesthetic and safety purposes.

The word "box" evokes rectangular and square shapes, though the words "metal box" can be used to describe metal enclosures with more than just six faces. Also, especially in the case of hand-held examples, many metal boxes feature rounded edges and corners. Depending on a given metal box's application, it may be composed of nothing but a single layer of metal, or it can feature several layers of metal insulated with another material and fitted with interference-resistant shielding.

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Standardization organizations have established ratings to indicate to professionals what kinds of boxes are suitable for certain purposes. Among the more prominent of these organizations is the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), which rates metal enclosures that are used to house electronics.

NEMA's rating scale ranges from ratings for products that provide basic protection from dust to products that can be submerged in oil. Other agencies like the International Electrotechnical Commission also produce rating systems that help professionals choose metal boxes that are appropriate for their purposes.

While metal boxes may not seem like they merit the scrutiny of international commissions for standardization, the importance of those efforts is clear in recognition of the reality that metal boxes house computers that regulate traffic flow, the hardware that keeps telecommunication lines operational and many other kinds of important equipment.

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