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Hard cases are traditionally been fairly simple in design though custom and specialty cases are also widely used. Many are shaped like boxes and have packing material inside such as packing peanuts, heavy foam, special racks, shelving or a lining made of paper, foam, rubber, wood shavings, plastic or other materials. Read More…

Hard Cases Hard cases are manufactured in many sizes, shapes and materials and are very common. Hard cases may be constructed from wood, aluminum, steel or plastics such as high density polyethylene (HDPE), fiberglass reinforced polyester (FRP), carbon fiber, rotationally molded polyethylene or linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE).
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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. $$$

Poway, CA  |  800-227-3626

Caseman offers both custom & stock shipping, carrying & rackmount cases for commercial, industrial & military applications. Authorized dealer for Pelican, SKB, Anvil, Parker, Platt, Philly & more. We specialize in custom foam interiors for computer, tradeshow & sensitive equipment needs.

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Caseman, Inc. $$$

West Deptford, NJ  |  800-505-8179

For over 75 years, Philly Case Company has been a leader in the carrying cases industry. We offer a wide variety of carrying cases with customization to fit our customer's needs. Our years of experience and expert team allow us to manufacture high-quality products while continuing to grow.

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Philly Case Company $$$

Orange, CA  |  714-637-1252

SKB Corporation has been a leader in the carrying case industry since 1977. We pride ourselves on our high-quality products and expert team. SKB offers a wide range of products and customization to meet our customers' needs. Contact us today.

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SKB Corporation $$$
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Others are shaped like briefcases and have pockets and organizers inside for that specific purpose. The automotive, athletics, business, outdoor, travel, medical, emergency, optical and music industries use hard cases to protect or organize items like camping equipment, first aid supplies, hearing aids, electronics, audio production equipment, musical instruments and firearms; hard cases are most also used for electronic instruments, computers, monitors, medical supplies, important documents, jewelry and many other items.

Plastic Tool and Storage Chests Hard Cases - Custom-Pak, Inc.

Hard cases can be customized and specifically designed to accommodate the contents. The packing material inside the cases may be cut in the pattern of the item or certain materials may be used instead of others. Straps, zippered pockets, rubber gaskets, shock mounts, enhanced and fortified steel or aluminum framing, buckles, heavy duty swivel casters, twist latches, spring loaded handles and other features are available to customize the case.

Many hard cases come with handles and wheels to allow for easier handling and transportation. The materials and fabrication methods used to manufacture hard cases have an impact on the case's performance, especially in terms of strength, shock absorption and fracture resistance. Blow molding is a procedure that creates a hollow part by applying pressurized air to a stream of hot plastic. Rotational molding is the process of rotating a mold while the plastic resin is being shaped into its final form.

Plastic cases may also be formed through injection molding where hot plastic is poured into a mold cavity and left until cool. FRP plastics have fibers that must be woven, knit, braided or stitched together before they are bonded to the matrix, a tough plastic surface. Metal cases are made from thick sheets of metal that have been fastened onto a metal frame. The corners are often reinforced with steel to counteract pressure applied during transportation.

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