Got any nice project boxes?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by ErnieM, May 10, 2012.

  1. ErnieM

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    I'm working my way thru a new test fixture. Traditionally, these have been ugly metal boxes in every place I've worked and I just hate that. Whenever possible I use nice plastic enclosures such as this one from PacTec:

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    It has external dimensions of 8.1 x 10.1 x 2.1 in and the recess makes a nice place to hold a custom label I can make on a printer and overcoat with a clear plastic Contac self-adhearing sheet. Always makes a nice presentation with switches marked, company logo, job number, the works.

    My latest project needs something perhaps twice the size and I'm lost finding sources.

    Got source?
     
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  4. ErnieM

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    OKW is an awesome source, I was not aware of them.

    As far as the others, I was never good at "searching" these things, it's one of the reasons I sorely miss printed catalogs.
     
  5. wayneh

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    Ha ha well just buy something from Mouser and you'll get a 3" thick catalog in your mailbox.
     
  6. ErnieM

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    The Hammonds have a neat size and slope. I can work around the recess as the only switch on this is the ON button, the rest pops up on a graphic touchscreen.

    The metal will need some work as each unit under test sits in a bed of nails that cannot touch the panel, but I could do a secondary plastic panel over each position.

    And I do so like the walnut. Very 70's but I still likey, This is going to rate a re-paint of the panel.
     
  7. strantor

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    Have you ever used any of those enclosures? They are much less expensive than I anticipated them to be, which makes me wonder if they are very low quality. Are they surdy, good quality?
     
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