What is an Injection Molded Case?

April 23rd, 2014

For the most part, there are two ways that hardened plastic cases are made: injection molding and roto-molding. This week we’re going to explain how injection molding works and what the benefits of injection molding are to start a series of learning more about how our cases are created.

Injection molding is a lot what it sounds like. A mold is created for either a stock case or a custom case, depending on your preference and your order. Once the mold is made, heated plastic pellets are injected into the mold to create the case. A clamping unit holds the mold together during this process so that the case can form properly. At this point, the pressure is controlled so that the plastic doesn’t cool too fast. This allows us to make sure that all of the cavities are filled properly and that your case is of the highest quality. Now that you’ve got a basic idea of how the cases are made, let’s talk about some of the benefits of injection molded cases!

  • Shape – Injection molded cases give us the ability to create exactly the shape of case you need and to give you a better custom product. Since we can make the molds and control the injection process, we can mold the custom case that you want and can hold on to the basic mold in case you need more of the same cases later.
  • Easy to make – Since injection molded cases are fairly easy to make and are easy to recreate down the road, they can save you a good deal of money in the long run. They don’t require a lot of labor, we can make them quickly and easily, and can even recycle the extra plastic that isn’t used for your specific case.
  • Cost – Injection molded case machines aren’t overly expensive, nor is the process to make the cases. Since we’re saving money by making these types of cases, we can pass savings on to you very easily.

Injection molded cases have many benefits and should be considered for your custom case needs. Check out our selection of cases to find out more about what kind of injection molded transit cases we can make and how they can benefit you!

If you have any questions about injection molded cases, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

Founded over 40 years ago, Advanced Packaging Inc. provides quality stock and custom container solutions for military, government, and commercial equipment manufacturers. Our in-house engineering and production staff can quickly and efficiently fabricate shipping containers to meet each and every client’s specific requirements.

API has the experience to provide you with exceptional service and superior quality for all your packaging needs.

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Source: http://www.thomasnet.com/about/plastics-injection-molded-60310604.html

 

Electronic Integrated Cases for Military Purposes

April 16th, 2014

Military duties can lead you to remote places. You need to be able to travel fairly light, while still having everything that you need to keep up with your duties. You can’t sacrifice anything vital to your mission, which means that electronics have to come along. Electronic integrated cases allow you to easily move your audio/visual system, computer, or other technological device from place to place. Since these cases are customizable, they also allow you to add wheels, handles, and other accessories for easy transportation and storage. The easier things are to move, the quicker you can get from place to place with little hassle.

Sometimes military cases undergo serious pressure and rough circumstances. Since electronics need a little bit of extra cushioning to take care of them, they are surrounded by protective casing. The cases themselves are created to withstand pressure, tough conditions, and serious blows. Some are even waterproof, depending on the type of case that you choose to use. The cases are equipped with complete metal finishing and are carefully designed to make sure that they work for exactly your needs and nothing less. We use a CNC punch to ensure that the enclosures that we create are high quality and precise.

The electronic components in the cases are wired to give you the ability to audio/video conference where you have a network available in the case of our communication system design. We also manufacture electronic integrated cases for fixed facilities, for those who need the cases to stay in one place, but still need the electronic components inside to stay safe. We create stackable cases, cases that are designed for transportation, transparent cases, and more. Military cases need to be strong and specifically made. We’ve been catering to the military for many years and can help you create the specific cases needed for whatever your electronic integration demands

. If you have any questions about Cases for Your Retail Company, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

Founded over 40 years ago, Advanced Packaging Inc. provides quality stock and custom container solutions for military, government, and commercial equipment manufacturers. Our in-house engineering and production staff can quickly and efficiently fabricate shipping containers to meet each and every client’s specific requirements.

API has the experience to provide you with exceptional service and superior quality for all your packaging needs.

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Why Should I Purchase Custom Cases for my Retail Company?

April 9th, 2014

Retail Storage CasesEvery company occasionally orders too much of something; chances are there are at least a few things that need to be stored at any given time. Storage can be a tricky thing, though. You don’t want any of your merchandise to be exposed to accidents, mice, dust, bugs, or any other detriment that could arise. Ordering and utilizing custom cases for storage purposes can be a useful addition to your retail company to avoid the various problems that arise from storing things for any length of time. Consider the following cases for safely storing your merchandise:

  • Double Entry Rack Mount Cases – These cases can be accessed from two sides and also give you the ability to stack the cases. When you’re short on space, these are the cases for you. Your merchandise will be safe from the outside elements and stored in a way that allows you to easily access everything, while still saving on space.
  • Cases with custom foam interiors – If you know that there are certain things that need to be stored frequently, custom foam interiors are a great way to keep them safe. Fragile items can be stored in foam that molds perfectly to them and helps avoid any accidental breaking that may occur from shuffling things around in the back room.
  • Fabricated Single Lid Cases – If you’re storing things like extra electronics or the like, you’ll want cases that can take a beating and not affect what’s inside the case. Single Lid Fabricated Cases are made to be tough and resist damage. These cases can be made in just about any size and to handle any weight requirement.

When considering what case is best for your retail storage needs, remember that any and all of the cases we make can be customized to fit your specific needs. We know that every company is different and we’ll do our best to find the perfect solution for you.

If you have any questions about Cases for Your Retail Company, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

Founded over 40 years ago, Advanced Packaging Inc. provides quality stock and custom container solutions for military, government, and commercial equipment manufacturers. Our in-house engineering and production staff can quickly and efficiently fabricate shipping containers to meet each and every client’s specific requirements.

API has the experience to provide you with exceptional service and superior quality for all your packaging needs.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

What are the Benefits of Custom Cases?

April 4th, 2014

Benefits of Custom Cases MarylandTransporting and storing items needs to be done carefully, especially if the items are fragile or important. Stock cases will sometimes do the trick, but more times than not, they don’t fit the exact dimensions you need for what you’re storing or transporting. The best way to safely store and transport items is to use customizable cases that can be molded to fit your exact needs and have custom foam interiors to cushion your valuables. Custom cases are available for basically any need you could have, including medical transport and storage, military uses, retail storage, and even personal travel. The benefits to custom cases are endless.

  • Accessorize – As far as customizing goes, this is a huge perk. Adding on handles, wheels, and custom foam interiors can take your custom packaging to new levels. It allows you to create the exact case for your needs, rather than using a case that is hard to move from A to B or allows your valuables to rattle around inside the case.
  • Scale – We can create nearly any size case to fit your needs out of whatever material is best suited to you. We understand that military cases need special cases that are water resistant and shock resistant, while a personal case may not require such a strong material.
  • Custom Engineering – At Advanced Packaging Inc., we make sure that every case is carefully constructed and designed to be the best case for you. We have over 40 years of experience with custom cases allows us to quickly and efficiently create cases that are economical well designed.

If you have any questions about The Benefit of Custom Cases, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

Founded over 40 years ago, Advanced Packaging Inc. provides quality stock and custom container solutions for military, government, and commercial equipment manufacturers. Our in-house engineering and production staff can quickly and efficiently fabricate shipping containers to meet each and every client’s specific requirements.

API has the experience to provide you with exceptional service and superior quality for all your packaging needs.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Did You Know You Can Recycle Old Cases?

March 28th, 2014

Going green is an initiative that most people can get behind. It’s pretty simple to do things like shut your water off when you’re brushing your teeth or turn off any unnecessary lights in your home to conserve water and energy. People are starting to use more energy efficient light bulbs, driving hybrid cars, and making a point to recycle used goods. Even thrift stores are making a come back. What is the custom case industry doing to join the green initiative? Recycling cases, of course! You already know that products like aluminum and plastic can be recycled; it should follow that cases can be recycled since those are frequently the materials we use to create cases.

A German based company recently started the initiative to start recycling old cases by melting them down and creating new ones. How does this process work exactly? Check it out!

  • First, the plastic is ground down and put through a wet shredder. It is then cleaned by friction washers, which can be operated at different temperatures using different types of cleaning agents. The plastic is then dried and separated into its different components.
  • Everything is then melted down and cleaned again by a degassing process. Any contamination that didn’t come out through the first cleaning is extracted during the second.
  • The plastic is now ready to be molded into either custom or stock cases.

The next step is to start recycling other case products. This less that goes into our landfills, the better. We could all take a leaf out of this book and reduce, reuse, and recycle more!

If you have any questions about our blogDid You Know You Can Recycle Old Cases, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

Founded over 40 years ago, Advanced Packaging Inc. provides quality stock and custom container solutions for military, government, and commercial equipment manufacturers. Our in-house engineering and production staff can quickly and efficiently fabricate shipping containers to meet each and every client’s specific requirements.

API has the experience to provide you with exceptional service and superior quality for all your packaging needs.

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Source: New Recycling Facility to Process Industrial Plastic Packaging in Germany

 

Custom Cases for Medical Equipment in the Mid-Atlantic

March 20th, 2014

Medical Equipment CaseMedical equipment is usually of a sensitive nature. It’s necessary for everything to stay intact and continue to work exactly how it was manufactured to work. When medical equipment needs to be stored or transported, it’s important that it is protected by specially molded foam to fit the exact dimensions of the equipment. When you purchase custom medical cases, you can use them for different purposes, especially since they come in all different shapes and sizes and can be molded to fit exactly to the medical equipment you need to transport or store. Some more benefits of custom molded medical cases include:

  • Customization – You can customize not only the size and shape of the case, but you can also get the case branded. We offer silkscreen printing for the outside of your case so that the name of the hospital or treatment facility can easily be seen and recognized.
  • Portability – Wheels and handles are easy accessories to add on to custom molded cases. These will make it simple to move equipment from one place to another. We can also make the cases stackable or interlocking in order to ensure that they all stay together safely.
  • Safety – Keep all of your medical equipment safe in cases meant for medical equipment. Don’t use stock cases to protect something that could save someone’s life; make sure you’ve got the very best to keep your products safe.

Check out our gallery of custom medical cases in order to see the craftsmanship and diversity available for custom medical cases.

If you have any questions about our blog, Custom Cases for Medical Equpiment in the Mid-Atlantic, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

Founded over 40 years ago, Advanced Packaging Inc. provides quality stock and custom container solutions for military, government, and commercial equipment manufacturers. Our in-house engineering and production staff can quickly and efficiently fabricate shipping containers to meet each and every client’s specific requirements.

API has the experience to provide you with exceptional service and superior quality for all your packaging needs.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Are Single Lid Cases Right for You?

March 14th, 2014

If you’re looking for a customizable case, the short answer to this question is YES. At Advanced Packging Inc., we offer many different types of cases, but single lid cases are among the most versatile and customizable cases we offer. We operate under the knowledge that everyone needs a case for a different reason, and while we carry stock cases, we can also customize a single lid case to your wants and needs very easily. Some different examples of single lid cases include:

  • Rotational Molded Single Lid Transit Cases – These cases are heavy duty for your shipping and storage needs. Made from polyurethane plastic, they are durable, easy to accessorize, and provide shock and water resistance. You never know what’s going to happen, especially if your cases are being used for military transport. Anything can happen and it’s important to be prepared with a tough customized case. We can create these cases to hold just about any size item.
  • Injection Molded Single Lid Transit Cases – Injection molded cases are known for being tough. They’re frequently used by the US military because they’re airtight, watertight, dent resistant, and shatter resistant. You can transport or store almost anything in these cases and accessorize them with handles or wheels (depending on size) to make transportation even easier.
  • Aluminum Transit Cases – Since we can make aluminum cases quickly, these are the best types of cases for those who need a quality product in a time crunch. Aluminum cases are built to handle extreme conditions, but are very lightweight for easy transport.

Essentially, any type of single lid case you could need is available through Advanced Packaging. We manufacture only the best products (such as Pelican-Hardigg) and are ready to create your customizable cases ASAP!

If you have any questions about our blog, Are Single Lid Cases Right for You?

please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

Founded over 40 years ago, Advanced Packaging Inc. provides quality stock and custom container solutions for military, government, and commercial equipment manufacturers. Our in-house engineering and production staff can quickly and efficiently fabricate shipping containers to meet each and every client’s specific requirements.

API has the experience to provide you with exceptional service and superior quality for all your packaging needs.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

What is a Double Entry Rack Mount Case?

March 7th, 2014

All of the words separately are pretty easy to figure out, but when strung together like that, it can get a little bit confusing. One of the types of custom cases we specialize in are custom double entry rack mount cases. Basically, these cases are made to be interlocking so that they are stackable and easy to ship if you’re attempting to ship more than one at a time (that’s the rack mount part). Double entry simply means that you can access the items in the container from two sides. All in all, the concept is much easier than it sounds.

There are some great benefits that come with custom double entry rack mount cases:

  • Molded rib exterior for easy interlocking pieces. When you customize your cases, you can guarantee that they’ll interlock perfectly. We only make the best products since we comply with ISO-9000 standards.
  • Comfort grip handles. We know how important it is to easily be able to transport things. The easy grip handles make it simple for you to take your case (or cases) from place to place.
  • Customizable. This is always a great feature. You can customize double entry rack mount cases nearly any way you want; from silkscreen printing to wheels, you can customize the case for your specific needs. We cater to the government, the medical industry, and the private sector. It’s important to be able to customize everything exactly how you want it.
  • Aluminum option. Aluminum welded cases are light, but incredibly sturdy. We can manufacture aluminum double entry rack mount cases quickly and affordably. It’s one of the toughest options in the business and is great for military and medical use.

Double entry rack mount cases are great for shipping and storing in any industry, and are a little simpler than they sound. Contact us about customizing cases for your company today.

If you have any questions about our blog, What is a Double Entry Rack Mount Case?, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

Founded over 40 years ago, Advanced Packaging Inc. provides quality stock and custom container solutions for military, government, and commercial equipment manufacturers. Our in-house engineering and production staff can quickly and efficiently fabricate shipping containers to meet each and every client’s specific requirements.

API has the experience to provide you with exceptional service and superior quality for all your packaging needs.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Added Customization to Custom Cases

February 28th, 2014

Custom CaseIf you know anything about Advanced Packaging Inc., you know that we create custom cases. What you might not have known is that we also can do silkscreen printing on your cases to take them to an even higher level of customization. Not only will the contents in your cases be perfectly suited to their case, but the outside will also reflect your business/cargo, or basically anything you need to customize that case and make it your own.

Because of the techniques that we use for silkscreen printing, we can provide you with a variety of colors that will last as long as your custom made aluminum welded or roto-molded case. Once we create the ink-blocking stencil with your company logo or information on it, it is very easy for us to repeatedly give you the custom service that you have come to expect!

If you’re looking to add a little bit of flare to your product, this is the way to do it. You want your brand name very visible and easily accessible. Adding screen-printing to your shipping cases or storage cases allows people to see the name or logo and associate it with your company!

If you have any questions about our Custom Shipping Cases and Silk Screen Graphics, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

Founded over 40 years ago, Advanced Packaging Inc. provides quality stock and custom container solutions for military, government, and commercial equipment manufacturers. Our in-house engineering and production staff can quickly and efficiently fabricate shipping containers to meet each and every client’s specific requirements.

API has the experience to provide you with exceptional service and superior quality for all your packaging needs.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

What Does it Mean to be ISO 9000 Compliant?

February 19th, 2014

ISO 9000 CompliantOne thing that we talk about as a company is being ISO 9000 compliant and having products that are compliant as well. The basic thing you need to know about this random smattering of numbers and letters is that it means we have a certain set of standards that we need to meet on every project and in every aspect of our company. ISO 9000 has sets of rules and guidelines that are flexible so that any company may implement them, but they center around 8 particular principles.

  1. Customer Focus
  2. Good Leadership
  3. Involvement of People
  4. Process Approach
  5. Management System Approach
  6. Continual Improvement
  7. Factual Approach to Decision Making
  8. Supplier Relationships

You can see why these 8 principles would be important to any company, but especially to us. We know it is important to work with our customers and have good relationships internally, as well as with our suppliers. Everyone has to be involved in our processes to make them work. We take pride in being ISO 9000 certified because it means that we work as a team to bring you the best possible product through a process of factual decision-making and customer focus. Since we make custom cases, our product is heavily reliant on customer satisfaction. The only way to achieve that is by implementing a standard like ISO 9000 so we can work together as a team and continue to improve for our customer base.

Advanced Packaging, Inc. was established over 40 years ago with the mission of engineering and delivering the highest quality shipping and cushioning systems available. Since then our worldwide customer base has grown to include those in the military, government, commercial and industrial business sectors, as well as many other industries. API’s local clients value our convenience to the Washington, DC tech corridor.

Not only do we make custom cases for every type of industry, API is also equipped with the latest in quality assurance and process control monitoring technology, including drop testing, protecting your electronic equipment from unforeseen accidents and events. Our team of craftsmen regularly build and then test a variety complex electronic assemblies.

If you have any questions, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 1-888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

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Source: What is ISO 9000?