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 about drawer slides. Watch the full video below – or, if you’d prefer to read his Proto Tech Tip, we’ve got…

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 from our Marketing team talks about type 2 and type 3 anodizing for your custom enclosures or parts. Watch the full video below – or, if you’d prefer to read…

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, Moataz from our Engineering & Design Services team talks about minimum bend dimensions and how far cutouts should be from bend lines. Watch the full video below - or,…

For custom enclosures or parts, self-clinching fasteners can be a designer’s best friend. They solve a whole host of challenges when it comes to mounting components, and because of their compact design and low profile, they are a win aesthetically, too. Self-Clinching fasteners are threaded nuts, studs or standoffs that are mechanically pressed into metal, becoming a permanent part of…

Here at Protocase, we make your design ideas come to life by manufacturing custom, fully finished parts and enclosures. A huge part of that “fully finished” look is having graphics applied to your part or enclosure. These graphics can be for labeling connectors and switches, displaying your logo or other branding, as well as other eye-catching symbols and artwork. In…

One of the first steps in designing an enclosure is choosing what metal you will use. In this blog post, I will first examine some factors to consider when deciding which metal is the best choice for your project. Following that, I will review each of our metal options in detail so that you can make an informed choice, as…

If you haven't used our free CAD software - Protocase Designer, there's no better time to give it a try. While there are several different ways to work with us to have enclosures, panels or parts custom-manufactured, many of our customers rely on this software. With Protocase Designer, you can easily and quickly achieve your design goals by designing exactly what you…

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…

We consistently make your custom enclosures, parts and panels in 2-3 days. And the very first step in making your designs a reality is the quoting stage – you have a design, and you want to know how much it will cost to build it. Protocase Designer, our free 3D CAD software, is ideal for this – you can instantly…

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