Published on: April 12, 2017 by Blair Haas
For those of us in the Electronic Enclosure Industry, there is nothing more beautiful than a well-executed modified electronic enclosure. In fact, the holy grail of enclosures is how to provide the modifications as fast as an off-the-shelf standard product. We are not there yet, but we are definitely making progress. Today, at Bud Industries, we can do major modifications to our standard products in only 5-6 days including holes, slots, and cut outs – even if they are on multiple surfaces of the same box. While 3d printing may provide the ultimate solution, at this point it is only helpful for units in small quantities. Another problem is that if a product is UL certified, changing the production methods (i.e. printing versus molding) will invalidate the certification. The use of updated but traditional equipment is still the most cost and time effective approach.
The other piece in the “Search for the Grail” is to make all of this happen easily and again, we are making significant progress there. From the first steps, Bud can help out by assisting in the design process. Whether it is taking your needed dimensions and finding a box that works (such as by using our search by size tool) or working with your design team to insure that your modifications work effectively with your components, Bud’s design team is ready to support you. We even have an easy to follow modification brochure which can be downloaded here, or several videos on our web site including this one.
Today, it is no longer necessary to trade efficiencies in modification for time. A quick modified enclosure from the manufacturing source is now within your grasp with amazing speed and ease of development. Contact Bud Industries today or your favorite local distributor for complete details and a rapid quotation.