How long does it take to build an enclosure?
We manufacture custom sheet metal electronic enclosures, mounting hardware, and miscellaneous components. We start from your design, and build them in 5-7 days, with no minimum order requirements. Extra lead time may be required for use of non-stocked components or materials, large quantity orders, or silk screening (due to drying time). If time is critical for your job, be sure to discuss it with your account manager, and we can review your design to determine the lead time, and suggest workarounds for any design elements that may result in delays.
What types of enclosures can you manufacture?
We build sheet metal enclosures from your design within 5-7 days. We can build many different kinds of enclosures, including rackmount, U-Shape, L-Shape, consoles, machined enclosures, hybrid enclosures, custom computer enclosures, extruded aluminum, as well as panels, brackets, and copper bus bars. View our Electronics Enclosures page for full details.
What does it mean for an enclosure to be 1U?o 1U (1.73") is a standard rack enclosure height. It refers to the height of the front panel and also dictates the location of the front panel mounting holes. The following table shows the front panel height for the various standards.
Standard Nominal Front Panel height
1U 1.75 in
2U 3.50 in
3U 5.25 in
4U 7.00 in
5U 8.75 in
6U 10.50 in
7U 12.25 in
What are the dimensional tolerances of your enclosures?
The tolerance on the variation of size and position of cutouts and profiles is +-0.005". For a full list of Fabrication Tolerances, please visit our Tolerance Resource here. If you have additional questions...