PCB Enclosure

Custom PCB Enclosure Specialists

Looking for a custom PCB enclosure to ensure a perfect fit and finish for your circuit board?  We can help. As plastic casing and enclosure manufacturers and PCB custom assembly experts since 1986 we have the technical expertise to deliver a custom PCB enclosure to meet your requirements.

 

Why use a custom PCB enclosure?

  •  There are no moulding and tooling costs
  •  Prototypes are available quickly
  •  Aesthetically pleasing designs
  •  Changes can be made painlessly at minimal cost

For more information about our custom PCB enclosure service read our FAQs or see what our customers have to say.

 

Your one-stop PCB enclosure manufacturer…

We have over 25 years of experience in the design and manufacture of circuit board enclosures, casings and boxes.

Our tooling free method means no expensive moulding tools. Prototypes are developed quickly and changes are easily accommodated. This means that you are not stuck with an expensive, obsolete injection mould tool. Or that you have to start from scratch developing your next model because technology changes.

We work with you to ensure the circuit board is securely mounted using a variety of methods. These include slide-in side wall grooves, slots, standard pillars, bosses or standoffs with threaded inserts to secure to or mounting in side wall grooves.

We stock a wide range of materials to suit your printed circuit board. Furthermore we can provide a choice of screen printing or digital printing. Plus, the option of RFI shielding to your casing if required. Also check out our popular custom PCB assembly and custom keypad services.

Why not ask about N2U enclosure? This is a simple and cost-effective way of creating a custom PCB enclosure. It features two U-sections which can be clipped together and secured with screws.

 

What next…

For an immediate quote or to discuss your requirements call your UK PCB enclosure expert today on 01280 845530. Alternatively complete the contact form below and we will be in touch.

 

 

 

In the meantime why not check out our custom PCB enclosures FAQs

How can I mount my printed circuit board (PCB) in the box?

The simplest way to mount a PCB is in 2 parallel machined slots. They are square in profile and are perfect for a standard thickness PCB. Alternatively, and at extra cost, pillars can be specified. These are useful in situations where assembly is awkward and the PCB needs to drop in, or if the PCB is populated right up to the edges and therefore allows no margin to engage in slots. For specialist requirements, we can custom design special clamping strips secured by metal inserts; useful for touch screens and keyboard PCBs which are likely to be subjected to abusive downward pressure.

 

Can you provide a battery compartment?

Yes, we simply supply a bulkhead in the box to separate the battery area from the PCB. We can supply a friction fit slide out battery cover or a screw-on cover if preferred.

 

What types of plastics can I use for my PCB enclosure?

We stock a wide range of plastic materials including ABS, HIPS, Polycarbonates, Acrylics, and Carbon Fibre effect. To find out what plastic would best suit your next custom plastic PCB enclosure project please contact us.

 

What design features have the greatest impact on the box price?

The main factors that affect the cost of the plastic box or enclosure (apart from paint, RFI and screen printing) are elements like a large label recess which will increase the cost of machining the part because of the time involved for the cutter to mill it out. Similarly, if a part needs machining on both sides this means twice as much CNC time is needed.

Also, if a box needs pillars for PCB mounting, or other manual operations like fitting metal inserts, clear windows and bonding of assemblies – these labour-intensive activities will push up the price.

 

What are the tooling or set up costs?

Our set up charge covers the initial design and subsequent CAD-CAM programming of the box. Minor changes to the design in the future will not attract an additional charge. Our set up charges range in price depending on the complexity of the project ranging from a few hundred pounds to a few thousand pounds for a very complex design.

FYI there is no tooling costs because no tooling is necessary.

 

How long does a quote for enclosure take?

We try to turn quotes around within 48 hours, although special consideration is given to urgent requests. Quote turnaround times do depend on the complexity of the project.

 

How soon can you deliver a prototype or initial production run?

As a general rule of thumb, we can produce an enclosure prototype in one to two weeks from order. Production can then take 4 to 6 weeks depending on complexity, additional processes and the quality required. We can accommodate rush jobs depending on the requirements. Do contact us to discuss this further.

 

If you have any other questions not covered here please do call us on 01280 845530 – we will be happy to answer them.