Black Powdercoat Options in subsitute for RAL 9005 Jet Black

July 2022 Update: RAL 9005 Jet Black powdercoat is now back in stock! This blog post may still be helpful, as you can compare each of our black powdercoat options. At Protocase, we strive to stock the materials and components needed in order to achieve our lightning-fast manufacturing leadtimes and manufacture your custom parts in the timeline you require. This…

CNC Turning at Protocase

Our mission is to help you source professional-quality prototypes and low- to mid-volume custom parts so that you can meet your critical deadlines and keep your projects moving. We do that by offering a one-stop shop for custom manufacturing, which includes CNC milling and CNC turning. Protocase can manufacture your custom CNC parts and enclosures in as little as 2-3…

Self-clinching fasteners are a crucial part of custom sheet-metal enclosures and parts. They solve many challenges for mounting components. Plus, self-clinching fasteners provide high push-out and torque-out resistance, as well as strong threads in very thin material. Since self-clinching fasteners have fewer parts, you do not require extra hardware such as washers and loose nuts for final assembly. This gives…

We lead the industry as custom manufacturer of sheet metal and CNC machined enclosures, parts and panels, with a mission of helping engineers, researchers and innovators keep their projects on track and meet their deadlines. But, we never pass up an opportunity to celebrate Halloween. In the past several years, we've put our spin on Halloween with a special ProtoPumpkin,…

Gaskets are mechanical seals that fill the space between two or more mating surfaces. Engineers and designers use gaskets in electronic enclosures to protect the internal components against dust, debris, and moisture. When trying to create a proper seal for your enclosures, there are many factors to consider, such as the type of enclosure design, environment, temperature, and more. Here…

Fun fact: The term “bus bar” comes from the Latin word omnibus, which translates to “for all” in English. And when you think about it, that makes sense, since bus bars carries all of the currents. Here at Protocase, we custom manufacture copper bus bars, which are formed strips of copper for distributing current, mounting components and dissipating heat. These…

Sheet metal hinges

At Protocase, we are a one-stop shop for custom sheet metal and CNC machined enclosures, parts and panels. Our goal is to make exactly what you envision and require as quickly as possible, so we offer a full roster of materials, fasteners, finishes and components in-house. One of those components are hinges for sheet metal enclosures. A hinge is a…

Protocase Design Services

Turning your design concept into reality is Protocase’s speciality. If you have a project that requires custom sheet metal or CNC-machined low-quantity parts, we’re here to help make the process as simple as possible with awesome customer service, fast quoting and design resources. However, sometimes the act of turning your concept into a part-in-hand can be challenging. For instance, mechanical…

Cold Metal Transfer Welding at Protocase

When it comes to custom sheet metal parts and enclosures, welding can solve a whole host of design challenges. That’s why we offer various welding processes as part of our custom manufacturing, including spot welding, seam welding, fillet welds, plug welds, and tack welds. But without deploying the right welding methods, the process of welding light-gauge sheet metal can be…

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