Minimizing Costs for Custom Sheet Metal Enclosures, Parts & Panels

One of the very first steps in making your vision a reality is knowing how much it is going to cost to have your design custom manufactured. At Protocase, we are the industry leader for custom manufactured parts, enclosures and panels made quickly, with a whole host of options so we can achieve a final product that matches your vision.…

When it comes to metal manufacturing, every type of machinery will have some limitations on the size, angles, curves and contours that can be achieved. CNC machining is no different. Beyond the size constraints of what CNC machinery can accommodate, another important consideration is corner radius. With CNC machining, it is generally not possible to achieve a perfectly sharp angle…

Bare Metal Finishes

Every week, Team Protocase is bringing you a Proto Tech Tip video, where we’ll give an informative look at a particular aspect of sheet metal fabrication and CNC Machining. This week, Cody from our Engineering & Design Services team the three options we currently offer for bare-metal finishes. If you prefer to not opt for powdercoat paint for your custom enclosures or…

Enclosure Blog - Featured Image

Here at Protocase, we can make just about any kind of sheet metal or CNC machined enclosure. Whatever you’re envisioning, we can build your design in 2-3 days (with no minimum order).  From rackmounts to consolets, L-shape and everything in between, there are many enclosure styles that we offer, which can be customized to fit the requirements of each individual…

Passivation

Every week, Team Protocase is bringing you a Proto Tech Tip video, where we’ll give an informative look at a particular aspect of sheet metal fabrication and CNC Machining. This week, Cody from our Engineering & Design Services team discusses passivation. Besides describing the passivation process, Cody also explains the instances in which you should choose it for stainless steel parts and enclosures.…

Perf Sheeet Metal

Every week, Team Protocase is bringing you a Proto Tech Tip video, where we’ll give an informative look at a particular aspect of sheet metal fabrication and CNC Machining. This week, Cody from our Engineering & Design Services team discusses perforated sheet metal, and how it can be a cost-effective way to ventilate your custom enclosure. Watch the full video below –…

Hinges

Every week, Team Protocase is bringing you a Proto Tech Tip video, where we’ll give an informative look at a particular aspect of sheet metal fabrication and CNC Machining. This week, Chris provides an overview of the three hinge types we offer at Protocase: piano hinges, lift-off hinges and adjustable torque position hinges. Watch the full video below – or, if you’d…

Raster Vs Vector

Every week, Team Protocase is bringing you a Proto Tech Tip video, where we’ll give an informative look at a particular aspect of sheet metal fabrication and CNC Machining. This week, Janelle, operations manager for the Engineering & Design Services team, discusses the differences between raster and vector files, and explains why you should always provide your graphics files in…

Chem-Film2

Every week, Team Protocase is bringing you a Proto Tech Tip video, where we’ll give an informative look at a particular aspect of sheet metal fabrication and CNC Machining. This week, Cody from our Engineering & Design Services team covers chemical film conversion coating, and how it's useful for aluminum parts and enclosures. Watch the full video below – or, if…

powdercoat Textures 2

It's a new year, which means it's a new season of Proto Tech Tips from Team Protocase, where we give an informative look at a particular aspect of sheet metal fabrication and CNC Machining. This week, Chris looks at powdercoat textures, and how each of the different textures we offer at Protocase have their own advantages. Watch the full video below…

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