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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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How to Select The Right Metal Inserts for Molded Plastics

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 29, 2022 1:01:00 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Injection Molding Tooling, Plastic Injection Molding Defects, Quality, Plastic vs. metal, Choosing the right plastic injection molder, plastic enclosures

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AIM Processing is a company that is focused on quality, and we have been dedicated to giving personalized attention to each molding project for nearly 30 years. As a result, our team takes great care to ensure that every project is constructed using the best possible materials for the intended application use. Beyond plastic, however, it can also be important to choose the proper metal inserts to work alongside the molded material. Explore some factors to consider when working with metal inserts.

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Overmolding & Insert Molding: Is There a Difference?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2022 1:00:00 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Injection Molding Tooling, Plastic Injection Molding Defects, Quality, Choosing the right plastic injection molder, plastic enclosures

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Thermoplastic Injection Mold Design for Electronic Enclosures

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2022 2:01:00 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Injection Molding Tooling, Plastic Injection Molding Defects, Quality, Choosing the right plastic injection molder, plastic enclosures

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The Benefits of Injection Molded Parts

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 12, 2022 2:00:00 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Injection Molding Tooling, Plastic Injection Molding Defects, Quality, Choosing the right plastic injection molder, plastic enclosures

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Plastic Injection Molding: Step by Step at AIM Processing

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 27, 2022 3:00:00 AM / by Jon Gelston posted in Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Injection Molding Tooling, Plastic Injection Molding Defects, Quality, Choosing the right plastic injection molder, plastic enclosures

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Most Common Injection Molding Defects and How to Prevent Them

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2022 5:12:14 PM / by Jon Gelston posted in Plastic Injection Molding, Plastic Injection Molding Tooling, Plastic Injection Molding Defects, Quality, Choosing the right plastic injection molder, plastic enclosures

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