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Plastic Electronic Enclosures: Expectations vs. Reality

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 7, 2023 11:26:01 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Electronic Enclosures, Quality, Plastic vs. metal, Waterproofing, Outdoor enclosures

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When it comes to manufacturing custom electronic enclosures, many customers have a misperception about the utilization of plastics versus metal materials. Perhaps this is because metal is the default material for so many manufacturing applications, or because plastics were traditionally inferior to metal for many products.

However, decades of engineering and innovations in materials science have substantially improved the strength, reliability, and longevity of specialized plastics. As such, custom injection molded plastics are now the preferred material for electronic enclosures in a number of unique applications.

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The Most Common Uses for Plastic Electronic Enclosures

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 18, 2023 2:00:00 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Electronic Enclosures, Quality, Plastic vs. metal, Waterproofing, plastic enclosures, Outdoor enclosures

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For many applications, specialized plastics are the ideal material to use for manufacturing electrical enclosures. That’s why plastics have become the standard for a wide range of modern electronics applications. Below, we discuss some of the most common uses, along with some of the advantages of plastic electronic enclosures for these applications.

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Protecting Electronics with Plastic Enclosures: Advantages and Applications

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 9, 2023 10:00:37 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Electronic Enclosures, Quality, Plastic vs. metal, Waterproofing, Outdoor enclosures

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Specialized plastics are generally the ideal material used in today’s manufacturing of electronics enclosures. Compared to metal enclosures, plastic electronic enclosures offer a number of unique advantages such as enhanced durability and resistance to extreme temperatures. Additionally, production cost savings are often possible due to the efficiency of custom plastic molding design and manufacturing processes.

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What to Look for in Outdoor Electrical Enclosures to Ensure Reliable Performance

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 21, 2022 8:24:34 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Electronic Enclosures, Quality, Plastic vs. metal, Waterproofing, Outdoor enclosures

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Weatherproof, Waterproof, and What Else?

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Custom Injection Molding: The Only Guide You Need

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 30, 2022 12:00:00 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Electronic Enclosures, Quality, Plastic vs. metal, Waterproofing, plastic enclosures

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How To Choose The Right Outdoor Weatherproof Enclosure

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 11, 2022 11:31:04 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Electronic Enclosures, Quality, Plastic vs. metal, Waterproofing, plastic enclosures

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4 Tips for Waterproofing Electronic Enclosures

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 18, 2022 10:06:33 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Electronic Enclosures, Quality, Waterproofing

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When Should You Waterproof Your Electronics Devices? Here’s An Answer.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 5, 2022 2:03:14 PM / by Jon Gelston posted in Electronic Enclosures, Quality, Waterproofing

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Simple Design Tips for Injection-Molded Parts with Complex Features

[fa icon="calendar'] May 16, 2022 8:26:42 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Electronic Enclosures, Quality, Waterproofing, Assemblies

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Mistakes To Avoid When Waterproofing Electronic Devices

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2022 10:16:05 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Electronic Enclosures, Quality, Waterproofing, Assemblies

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