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Thank you for your interest in Custom Enclosures!
We offer a wide array of options and materials, including custom aluminum and steel enclosures. Lead time for Custom Enclosures is typically 3-5 days. Complex designs, large batches, and some finishing options can require a little additional time.
Our custom enclosures are perfect for use in prototyping electronics or protecting sensitive equipment in boats, vehicles, and more. Contact us about ruggedized and weatherproof ratings, including IP67 and NEMA. Design an enclosure fully from scratch, or customize an existing rack enclosure, expansion bay, or equipment box.
Check out some of the finished products we've made for our customers!
To request a quote, just email us your requirements. For the quickest and most accurate quoting, we'll need the following vital pieces of information about your project:
We have no minimum order quantity, but larger batches make for a lower per-unit price. Why not get some spares?
- Manufacturing Method (more information)
Enclosures can be manufactured using one of two basic techniques:
- Machined - The enclosure is hollowed out of a single piece of material.
- Metal Bending - The enclosure is milled out of a flat piece of metal, then bent into shape on a metal brake.
- Enclosure Modification - If you have an existing enclosure, we can customize it with cutouts, replacement panels, and more.
- Material (view options)
We stock a variety of popular materials and in multiple thicknesses and colors. If you have a specific requirement that isn't listed here, email us!
- Anodizing (more information)
Enclosures cut from bare aluminum can be anodized after milling. This is most economical for orders of multiple enclosures, as it incurs a minimum batch charge.
- Engraving and Laser Marking (more information)
If desired, indicate the type (engraving or laser) and placement on your drawing. If you have a preference for size or font, please include that as well. Otherwise we'll default to Helvetica and pick an appropriate size to fit.
To give you the most accurate quote possible, we request that a drawing be submitted with your quote request. This drawing does not need to be to be overly technical, or to scale, but must include the following information:
Dimensions of the enclosure
Height, width, depth, etc.
- Location of standard cutouts
Indicate roughly where you'd like your cutouts to be. If the location is specific, include its distance from two edges of the panel.
- (Optional) Dimensions, clearances, and locations of nonstandard cutouts
If your panel includes any cutouts that are not on our list of standard cutouts, please include as much information about them as possible. We may also request a sample of the connector that will be installed in the cutout.
With this method, the enclosure is hollowed out of a single piece of material.
Using this style, we first mill the flat outline of the enclosure, then bend it into shape.
If you have an existing enclosure, we can customize it with cutouts, replacement panels, and more.
Recommended for use on any material with a contrasting surface treatment such as anodizing.
Paint-filled engraving is an attractive, durable, and high-contrast marking method.
While pre-anodized aluminum is available, we can also anodize your panels post-cutting. Anodizing is available in a number of colors, and provides an attractive, protective finish.
Need to mount connectors on your enclosure? We carry a huge array of panel-mount cables
, and connectors; all of which are guaranteed-compatible with the cutouts on your enclosure.
Mount PCBs, attach mounting hardware, and more with press-fit fasteners.
We stock a variety of common materials in multiple colors and thicknesses, but can source nearly anything with a very short turnaround. If you don't see what you're looking for here, just contact us.
An affordable and sharp-looking alternative to batch anodizing. This pre-anodized black aluminum lasers beautifully. The only downside is the bare aluminum showing on the edges. For a fully anodized enclose, see our Post-Cut Anodizing option
A popular and durable material, available in a variety of thicknesses.