Custom vs. Off The Shelf

Customer Application: A recent client came to us with a need for a single PCB housing. Off-the-shelf enclosures were not an option due to thier custom requirements. They intended to produce a prototype, test the marketplace with pre-production units, and then put into production long term.

Important Criteria to Address: The PCB board had connectors coming off opposite sides making it somewhat challenging for the customer to find a standard off the shelf box that worked for them. It was not hard to find the general size, color, and material grade of the off the shelf box, but to accommodate their PCB, they needed the off-the-shelf provider to machine the enclosure with additional cutouts and remove enclosure standoffs that were in the way of the PCB components upon assembly.

Envision's Solution: NMR Technology provided the solution they needed to economically get their customized product to market. We added the value of using thicker, more robust material, added exact cutouts needed, and digitally printed on text labels and customer logo. In addition, we added mounting flanges to make the installation of their automotive unit easier. Our customer got their product to market quickly and to their exact liking.

PCB plastic abs Housing with polycarbonate top and mounting flanges Snap Together Clamshell PCB Housing ABS UL94-V0 rated Custom