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ELECTRONIC ENCLOSURES - PLASTIC BOXES

Why are we selling Plastic Boxes?

It's tough dealing with US electronic enclosure manufacturers!

S-6 Plastic BoxRounded Plastic BoxRounded Plastic Box with Screw Mounts

We used to buy similar boxes here in the US, but we didn't get a warm feeling from US box manufacturers. If we wanted holes in the box, the machining made an expensive box painfully expensive, and the delivery times were outrageous. I think they thought they had us over a barrel?

Since many of the products we manufacture aren't consumer oriented, we usually can't make two thousand of a single item - even if they're cheap in that quantity.

The devices we manufacture are certainly needed, but they're impossible to manufacture in China due to high minimums - and the minimums are going up every year. Chinese factories want to set up a line and make as many as they can, before changing the line for the next product.   I can't blame them!   American manufacturers have to adapt to this reality.

Our type of manufacturing used to be called Guerilla Manufacturing, but these days it's called Short Run Manufacturing. We're making stuff in the quantities we need to, when we need to, as economically as possible. As long as we can find suppliers who are on the same page, we'll make money while satisfying our customers.


These are the boxes we use for our own products.

          They're made right here in the USA!


Need to make holes or notches in boxes? Depending on the quantity needed, machining the openings with CNC machines is often the least cost effective way.

A local toolmaker charges us about $1,000 for a punch to make rectangular openings:

Click to see a bigger picture of an S-6 Box PunchClick to see a bigger picture of an S-6 Box Punch, with the box loaded

We paid for the punch in the first 2,000 boxes we ran, but more importantly we
do it ourselves without being tied to a CNC machine's schedule.

Round holes are easy with a drill, and a simple drill fixture:

Click to see a bigger picture of a simple drill fixtureClick to see a bigger picture of a simple drill fixture

You can also make a jig to drill holes, that fits inside the box

We don't make a living selling plastic boxes, but we do manufacture stuff every day. Call us and let us know your needs, and we'll see if our experience can help you bring your product to market. If your stuff will fit in one of these boxes, your life just got a lot simpler!

S-6 SIZE PLASTIC BOX - IVORY

Click to see a bigger picture of the S-6 Box closed


S-6 Size Plastic Enclosure in Ivory

2.25 by 1.6 by .75 inch Plastic Enclosure

Small plastic box is the perfect size for many small electronic products.
Includes Screw.

S-6 Box Open




CLICK HERE to see a drawing (PDF)
of the S-6 Box







Part Number: ASY6E   Price: $1.29    |||    100+ Price:   $0.99


S-6 SIZE PLASTIC BOX - BLACK

Click to see a bigger picture of the S-6 Box closed


S-6 Size Plastic Enclosure in Black

2.25 by 1.6 by .75 inch Plastic Enclosure

Small plastic box is the perfect size for many small electronic products.
Includes Screw.

S-6 Box Open




CLICK HERE to see a drawing (PDF)
of the S-6 Box









Note the T and B inside the box, which indicates Top and Bottom to make punching or drilling the boxes quicker and easier.

Part Number: ASY6M   Price: $1.29    |||    100+ Price:   $0.99


ROUNDED PLASTIC BOX - BLACK

Click to see a bigger picture of the Rounded Box


Rounded Plastic Enclosure in Black

Circuit Board Size 3.75 by 2.15 inches

Plastic box is the perfect size for many small electronic products.
Includes four screws.



Rounded Box with an Example Circuit Board








Example of a Circuit Board in
Rounded Box, with Mounting Holes







Rounded Box Open








Inside of Rounded Box

ABS 747 Material



Click to see a bigger picture of the drawing

Click to see a bigger picture of the opening dimensions


If you can't use the openings on our stock boxes, an alternative is an insert for the
plastic mold. This mold has several possibilities for inserts, which includes adding text.
Custom inserts run around $600. The minimum run is 1,000 pieces in one of the
molder's standard colors. Custom colors may get expensive since there's a minimum
amount of colored plastic that must be purchased.


Part Number: ASY7G   Price: $2.29    |||    100+ Price:   $1.69


ROUNDED PLASTIC BOX - GRAY with MOUNTING HOLES

Click to see a bigger picture of the Gray Rounded Box with Mounting Holes


Rounded Plastic Enclosure in Gray with Mounting Holes

Circuit Board Size 3.75 by 2.15 inches

Plastic box is the perfect size for many small electronic products.
Includes four screws.



Rounded Gray Box with Mounting Holes








This Box has a Single Offset Opening for a Modular Jack





ABS 747 Material














Click to see a bigger picture of the opening dimensions


If you can't use the openings on our stock boxes, an alternative is an insert for the
plastic mold. This mold has several possibilities for inserts, which includes adding text.
Custom inserts run around $600. The minimum run is 1,000 pieces in one of the
molder's standard colors. Custom colors may get expensive since there's a minimum
amount of colored plastic that must be purchased.


Part Number: ASY7H   Price: $2.19    |||    100+ Price:   $1.99