Reducing Time and Cost by Modifying Enclosures to Your Custom Design
There’s nothing more frustrating than designing a part, ordering it, and discovering the milling is incorrect or out of place. Enclosures typically require at least one cutout for power cables and additional cuts for holes, tappings, gaskets, assembly, and finishing, but with design processes having to accommodate for tight production timelines and prototyping stages, design engineers need to move quickly to accommodate for shortened design cycles while reducing costs.
Enclosure manufacturers tend to take up to two weeks for production, but highly efficient firms like ElectroBox can provide next-day service on most request. Partnering with ElectroBox means you can significantly reduce your production time and keep your overall costs down throughout every stage of the design process. In addition, there are more steps you can take to further simplify your process to reduce production time and costs:
– Incorporate your enclosure modification requirements into your product design itself. This allows you to identify any customization options ahead of time and will give you a better chance of using a stock enclosure rather than having to build one from a custom design. With this extra lead time, you can reposition your mounting screws on the power supply to line up with a stock enclosure’s existing mounting system.