Posts By Christa Carey

When it comes to CNC machining, planning is critical. Often, CNC machining designs and projects can get unnecessarily complex – and as with almost everything in life, time is money. Here at Protocase, we understand that some designs require precise detail that cannot be simplified, but if you want to reduce costs AND have the design flexibility to change features…

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 sheet metal enclosures, parts & panels made quickly, with a whole host of options so we can achieve a final product that matches your…

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. A CNC Machining corner radius refers to the internal radius of the corners of your part. Beyond the size constraints of what CNC machinery can accommodate, another important consideration is…

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…

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). We have plenty of templated sheet metal enclosure styles for you to choose from. From rackmounts to consolets, L-shape and everything in between, there are many enclosure styles…

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.…

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 talks using perforated sheet metal for ventilation of custom sheet metal enclosures. Perforated sheet metal can be a cost-effective way to ventilate…

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 types of hinges for your sheet metal enclosures. At Protocase, we offer: piano hinges, lift-off hinges and adjustable torque position hinges. Watch…

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 graphics files, and explains why you should always provide your graphics files…

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 for sheet metal, and how it's useful for aluminum parts and enclosures. Watch the full video…

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