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Step 2_Slide the PCB into the bottom piece

Of all of the custom enclosure styles we can manufacture at Protocase, the U-Shape is the one of the simplest to both design and build. Also known as a “clamshell” design, U-Shape enclosures are an excellent choice for printed circuit boards when a component protrudes from adjacent sides, such as a Raspberry Pi board displayed below. A U-Shape enclosure will…

CAD rendering of sheet metal panel with larger slot cutout pattern.

As an engineer, scientist or designer, you know that you need ventilation in your enclosures. Components generate heat, and that heat needs to get out – it cannot pass through solid metal, after all.  I’ve written this blog post to review ventilation design, as well as explain the options that we offer here at Protocase to create ventilation that is…

Screenshot 1_Red Enclosure with Face Editor

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…

hybrid-w-circuit-board

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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