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Plastic Enclosures

Plastic enclosures are boxes, containers or other shapes that are used to protect, store or otherwise control objects. A plastic enclosure can be a plastic square or rectangle as well as more unusual shapes, especially in the case of small consumer electronics. Hinged boxes drilled with holes for wire access are an example of plastic enclosures; such boxes are often suspended from the sides of buildings and allow access to telecommunications equipment by technicians.

Plastic remote controls are an example of plastic enclosures; they are first fabricated and then fitted with circuitry and plastic or rubber buttons. Plastic enclosures can be video game controllers, computer enclosures and electrical component housing. They can house televisions, wireless Internet routers, calculators, motors, coolers and an extensive variety of other industrial, commercial and consumer products.Read More…Request for Quote

Plastic Enclosures Plastic enclosures are boxes, containers or other shapes that are used to protect, store or otherwise control objects. A plastic enclosure can be a plastic square or rectangle as well as more unusual shapes, especially in the case of small consumer electronics.

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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 $$$

Belding, MI  |  616-794-0700

With over 60 years of engineering and manufacturing experience, Stahlin Enclosures offers the most extensive in-stock selection of non-metallic enclosures, including fiberglass enclosures. We serve such industries as waste water treatment, manufacturing and architectural, among many others.

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Stahlin Enclosures $$$

Avondale, PA  |  800-462-7126

Offering fiberglass wall mounted and free standing electronic and equipment enclosures, Signature Enclosures offers protection for equipment in chemical plants, refineries, electrical systems, panel shops and mass transit. We manufacture our enclosures to NEMA 4x standards. We specialize in insulated enclosures and use the highest quality materials in the industry. We can customize colors to represent your corporate image.

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Signature Enclosures $$$

Taylor, TX  |  866-936-6736

For over forty years Noren Thermal has been the industry leader in providing thermal solutions in a variety of industries and market sectors. The company is widely recognized for its ability to solve challenging design issues with its unique heat pipe technology, engineering team and fabrication expertise.

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Noren Thermal Solutions $$$

Guelph, ON  |  519-822-2960

Hammond Manufacturing is a leading supplier of transformers, racks and cabinets, as well as enclosures for the electrical and electronic industries. We combine performance manufacturing equipment and continuous improvement management techniques to maintain our reputation for quality. For more than 100 years, customers have relied on Hammond to provide a wide selection of products with unsurpassed performance and durability.

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Hammond Manufacturing Co., Inc. $$$
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Plastic enclosures offer some features that metal enclosures cannot. They are highly customizable and can be molded into a greater variety of shapes than metal. They can be more lightweight, less electrically conductive and better insulated than metal enclosures. Their lightweightness makes them especially useful in the construction of portable electronics like laptop computers. Plastic enclosures keep electronic components together and prevent them from becoming contaminated by dust or damaged by impact.

A wide variety of plastic materials are available for the fabrication of plastic enclosures. For sturdier applications, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) is often used because of its strength, durability, resistance to extreme temperatures and its relative low cost. Other sturdy plastic materials like PVC and ABS may also be used in the construction of sturdy plastic enclosures.

Each of these different materials has one thing in common: the method by which they are formed into usable enclosures. HDPE, PVC and ABS are all thermoplastics, which means that they can be formed when subject to high heat. The thermoplastic forming method most commonly used to create plastic enclosures is molding.

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During molding processes, a collection of raw plastic stock is gathered and heated to its melting point. At this point, molding methods deviate from each other slightly. During injection molding, the plastic can be injected into a mold cavity, which is a shape designed to be filled with molten plastic in order to give the plastic its shape.

In blow molding the process is similar, except that compressed air is blown into the cavity to make the inside of the plastic become hollow. In both methods, after the formation process is complete, the plastic is allowed to cool and harden, after which it is ejected from the mold as newly-formed plastic enclosure parts.

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