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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…

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,…

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…

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