Products & Services

Protocase manufactures fully finished custom electronic enclosures and associated parts from a wide variety of materials and components, in 2-3 days with no minimum order. Protocase also provides expert and affordable enclosure design services.

Aluminum 6063 Extrusion

Aluminum is corrosion resistant and light weight.

It has a lower structural stiffness than steel (about 1/3), which must be compensated for by thicker gauge.

Our Aluminum 6063 Extrusion allows you to create a custom extruded aluminum enclosure that fits your exact specifications. The aluminum extrusion (or side rail, as it's also known) we stock is ideal for creating PCB enclosures, because the extrusion's slots allow for easy mounting of printed circuit boards.

Powdercoat, No Finish and Chem Film Conversion

The top, bottom, rear and front panels in an extruded aluminum enclosure can have several additional finishes applied.

Typically, stainless steel fasteners are used with aluminum. However, in some cases, zinc-plated fasteners are used, depending on the application.

Self-clinching fasteners cannot be inserted into aluminum extrusions unless the area is CNC machined in order to insert the fastener.

Additional Notes for Fasteners with Aluminum: Aluminum fasteners are very soft and therefore have low physical durability. As a result, we do NOT stock them. However, there are some applications where they are useful, such as parts that have service in corrosive liquids such as salt water. Other combinations of dissimilar metals can cause galvanic corrosion.

Stocked Aluminum 6063 Extrusion:


  1U Extruded Enclosure 2U Extruded Enclosure
Extrusion Dimensions Download (.pdf) Download (pdf)
Side Extrusion Download (.zip) Download (.zip)