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Out of all of the finishing options we offer here at Protocase, none are more popular than powdercoat for custom metal parts and enclosures. Engineers, designers and scientists choose it as a finish because it’s durable, striking and offers a wide range of options in terms of color, reflectivity and texture. This guide about powdercoat for custom metal parts and…

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.…

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…

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…

Protocase Designer 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…

Here at Protocase, we turn your design ideas into functional custom electronic enclosures, parts and components as quickly as possible. To ensure we manufacture exactly what you envisioned, we have carved out certain steps in our procedures, the most important of which is the drawing approval process. After you have submitted your design, your Protocase account manager provides it to…

I wanted to share some of my experience and knowledge of how to design enclosures that protect against water and debris. This inevitably brings up the issue of NEMA or IP standards, but sometimes there is confusion as to how these work. I’m writing this to give some direction to designers who are tackling this subject. For simplicity’s sake, I’m…

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