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ATA cases provide protection for a wide variety of items during shipping, storage and transportation. Many case companies manufacture ATA “style” cases which, although modeled after ATA guidelines, do not conform to them and are consequently considered not as safe as ATA certified cases. Read More…

ATA Cases ATA cases adhere to a generalized set of dunnage specifications laid out by the Air Transport Association. Although ATA cases are not used solely in air transport applications, ATA case manufacturing guidelines ensure that ATA cases are capable of withstanding high-impact transit for the transportation of delicate equipment and are particularly useful in safeguarding fragile items such as medical instruments, computer components and digital hardware.
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Santa Maria, CA  |  805-928-8840

One of the top carrying case suppliers, Princeton Case West provides quality carrying cases, custom cases, shipping cases, plastic cases, aluminum cases, tool cases, computer cases, instrument cases, transit cases and ATA cases.

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Princeton Case West $$$

Chicago, IL  |  773-585-1164

Our cases come in various configurations such as soft sewn cases, hard cases, model cases, exhibit cases, and more. We are experts in contract sewing and there is no project too complex for our experts. With manufacturing experience dating back to 1994 we are confident we can provide you with a top of the line custom carrying case.

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Custom Case Company, Inc. $$$

Baltimore, MD  |  410-547-7877

Packaging Strategies is a leading foam fabricator with over 30 years experience in the design and manufacturing of flexible foam packaging solutions and products. With state of the art in house engineering and computer controlled fabrication machinery PSI has become one of the leading suppliers in the industry. Services are inclusive of engineering and design, prototyping and sampling, CNC die cutting, CNC routing, CNC sawing tables, CNC laminating equipment as well as a host of conventional equipment. Foams products include flexible polyethylene’s, polyurethanes, cross linked. Specializing in case and container inserts and cushion and vibration analysis PSI is an excellent choice for your next project.

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Packaging Strategies, Inc. $$$

Denver, CO  |  303-386-0001

S3 manufactures waterproof, crushproof cases and participates in the sale of HPRC cases of Italy. All S3 cases are made in the U.S. with stainless steel pins and high impact ABS. All cases carry a lifetime warranty and are virtually indestructible. Give us a call today!

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S3 Cases, LLC $$$

Wixom, MI  |  800-935-8191

With over 20 years of industry experience and the knowledge, Nationwide Case has developed into a leading manufacturer of carrying cases that are specially made to protect items through rough conditions. Airways to highways, medical products to camera equipment, our cases protect it all because we put in the work to make sure our foams' shapes and layers are perfect for your products. Our custom case designs are made just for your equipment, keeping them safe from cracks, bumps, and more.

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Nationwide Case $$$

Oldsmar, FL  |  727-797-5823

Allcases designs, builds and distributes high quality shipping cases, custom cases, ATA cases, carrying cases, medical equipment cases, electronic instrument cases and custom computer cases. We provide cost-effective alternatives for a wide range of cases and carrying solutions.

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Allcases $$$
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Because ATA cases carry such a broad range of technical equipment of different weights, sizes and accessibility requirements, most ATA case manufacturers offer custom manufacturing while remaining within the ATA specifications. In addition to varying case designs, accessories may also be added to further enhance the product. Possibilities include telescoping handles, swivel casters, socket casters, edge casters, quick release casters, keylock latches, padlock latches and, for some models, legs that fold out to make the case into a table.

Trunk Style Case with Dividers ATA Cases - Custom Case Company, Inc.

Businesses, manufacturers, entrepreneurs and artists use ATA cases for the transportation of high value instruments and equipment, including CPUs, motor lifts, TV monitors, digital sensors, sound mixing equipment and a broad range of electronic equipment.

ATA cases have the same general structure because of the regulations they must meet from the material to the specific kind of rivets being used. Authentic ATA cases have strict rules regarding the materials used. They must be constructed of a certain plastic laminate, fiberglass or aluminum. The inner walls and partitions must be made of multi-layer plywood and should be fastened with an aluminum angle abutment bonded with steel rivets.

Any exposed wooden edges need to be covered with an aluminum cap. Extruded aluminum fittings must be pneumatically driven every three inches along the outer surface of the case. Precautions have been taken to ensure that the aluminum does not accidentally snag while the case is in transit. All eight corners of the case must have steel knuckled ball corners that are accommodating for the stacking of similarly sized cases on top.

Piano type hinging is required for ATA cases with a hinged lid. Other requirements are concerned with the latches, handles and interior lining. For example, latches may either be spring loaded twist latches or valance-spanning spring loaded draw latches. Rubber gripped recessed steel handles are to be used and attached by steel rivets. Also, the interior lining must be an esterfoam, a flexible polyurethane foam or ethafoam which is expanded polyethylene plastic.

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