Posts By Christa Carey

Douglas Ronne, Lead Software Developer at Protocase

Last month, we launched the newest version of Protocase Designer (4.6) – exciting, right? Since I’ve been with Protocase since the very early days, I’ve seen the company grow and expand in so many ways. One of the major ways we've grown has been our development and launch of Protocase Designer. Throughout the past decade, I have seen it continually improve,…

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While there are several different ways to work with us to have enclosures, panels or parts custom-manufactured, many of our customers rely on our free CAD software – Protocase Designer. Because Protocase Designer offers dozens of templates for enclosures, panels and brackets, each customizable by material, size, color and more, it allows our customers to easily and quickly achieve their design…

Enclosure CAD File

Here at Protocase, we turn your design ideas into functional custom electronic enclosures, parts and components as quickly as possible. To ensure we manufacture exactly what you envisioned, we have carved out certain steps in our procedures, the most important of which is the drawing approval process. After you have submitted your design, your Protocase account manager provides it to…

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For more than a decade, our How to Design Custom Enclosures for Motherboard-Based Systems guide has been vital for designers looking for guidance on how to properly integrate standard form factor motherboards into their custom enclosure design. For many of our customers, this resource has become a staple, outlining how to design custom enclosures for ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards (and…

PD Enclosure

    Many Protocase users are specialists in their field of engineering or science but don’t necessarily have specific training in metal fabrication or design. Creating optimal enclosure designs that reflect your requirements and intent can be challenging at the best of times, let alone when it’s unchartered territory. That’s why, over the past decade, we’ve created resource material to…

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I wanted to share some of my experience and knowledge of building enclosures that will withstand environmental hazards. This inevitably brings up the issue of NEMA or IP standards, but sometimes there is confusion as to how these work. I’m writing this to give some direction to designers who are tackling this subject. For simplicity’s sake, I’m going to limit…

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At Protocase we are in the business of turning the design visions of engineers and scientists into real functional professional grade enclosures and parts as quickly as possible. We are always trying to expand our capabilities in a way that aligns with what our customers want to achieve. In recent years we have had more and more requests for plastic…

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