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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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Leading Manufacturers

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  |  888-206-5250

Providing over 40 years of exceptional service and superior quality products, Advanced Packaging specialize in distributing stock and producing custom container solutions for military, government and industrial equipment. Our shipping cases are the strongest, most reliable transport cases on the market. We also offer computer, tool, fabricated and injection molded cases even custom case interiors.

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Advanced Packaging Inc. $$$

Hastings, NE  |  800-322-5493

Wilson Case proves that shipping cases don’t have to be heavy to be tough! As a leading manufacturer with over 30 years of designing, our transit cases protect everything from antennas to computers, delicate mirrors & plasmas, scientific instruments, an $800 million space telescope, military, athletic & event equipment. When our standard cases don’t meet your needs, try our custom case abilities!

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Wilson Case, Inc. $$$

Laurel, MD  |  800-267-1674

We offer shipping protection solutions with our durable carrying cases, keeping your equipment good as new for years. Established in 1989, we have decades of industry knowledge and experience and would love to talk to you about your carrying case requirements today. Our commitment to quality and service is evident from our first customer interaction to the receipt of the final product. Call us today!

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Specialty Cases $$$
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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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