Custom Phone Case Production

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  1. airplane100000

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    I will soon be in need of a custom phone case design, which will house a PCB beneath the phone.
    That is, it will have some space between the phone and the case where a circuit board is placed.
    Is anybody familiar with any potential manufacturer which could produce a cheap phone case (or a variant of an existing case) to these parameters?
    If I find one that's suitable a mass procurement may be involved...
     
  2. OBW0549

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    If you Google "electronic enclosures" a whole bunch of manufacturers come up-- Serpac, Bud, OKW, PacTec, Hammond, Polycase and many, many more. I've only dealt with PacTec for custom work, but I think many of the others do custom enclosures, too.
     
  3. cmartinez

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    I've bought their enclosures too ... they ain't cheap, but they're good quality
     
  4. airplane100000

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    Thanks for the tip, I looked briefly at the results and I'm not sure that these enclosures are suitable.
    What I need is a literal cellphone case, similar to any case that one has on his smartphone for protection.
    Only I need space to install a PCB in said case.
    This is for a commercial product, so I would need to procure these cases in large number for a low price.
     
  5. cmartinez

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    One place only: China
     
  6. airplane100000

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    Well that's pretty much a given. Looking for specifics...
     
  7. cmartinez

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    You're right, sorry for my succinct answer.

    The only person that knows the specifics of what you want is yourself. Therefore, I suggest you do a search in www.alibaba.com. I'm pretty sure you can pick it up from there.
     
  8. Alec_t

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    Perhaps mock one up first with a 3D printer? I expect that would be the cheapest way of getting the design optimised before committing to a bulk order. Surely even Chinese suppliers would demand a big minimum order quantity to justify making moulds etc?
     
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