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November 2013

Enclosures made to your exact specifications

METCASE has developed a new ‘Custom Enclosures Service’ based on its extensive range of metal enclosures. Many different types of enclosures can be manufactured to order including desktop, portable, wall mount and 19” rack mount cases.   The new service is designed to help design engineers develop their own unique housing which exactly matches their requirements.   By utilising standard extrusion profiles and die castings, and manufacturing special fabricated sheet metal parts, METCASE are able to achieve a unique solution for the customer at very competitive prices.

Small batch sizes are another important benefit of this service. The typical minimum order quantity is just 10 enclosures. This can be very useful for high value, low volume electronics equipment, or evaluation batches during new product development.

Working with METCASE, the design engineer can specify all the mounting parameters for their electronic components, assemblies and PCBs. METCASE will then manufacture the enclosures to the exact external dimensions required, and CNC punch or drill all the external panels with holes and cut outs to suit the connectors, PCBs, switches, displays etc.

The company can also supply special internal chassis and mounting plates for the PCB assemblies, power supplies, keyboard units etc. These special parts can be manufactured in steel or aluminium material.

METCASE offers a range of standard finishes including powder polyester and wet paints, natural or coloured anodising, and special conductive coatings such as ‘Interlox 338’. The enclosures can be painted in standard RAL colours or non-standard colours matched to a sample.

Front panels can be machined with all the necessary cut outs for the displays and controls. They can also be anodised or painted, and silk screen printed or engraved with the control legends and company logos.

More information on bespoke and customised enclosures can be found on the METCASE website.