Archive for the ‘Custom Engineered Shipping Cases’ Category

What to Look for in A Case and Packaging Company

Monday, December 8th, 2014

CaseIf you’re interested in investing money in a new aluminum, rackmount, plastic, or steel case for your Maryland business, you’re first step is finding the right case manufacturer. While there are many packaging manufacturers to choose from, and the decision can seem difficult, by asking yourself, and potential packaging companies, the right questions the process can be very easy. Advanced Packaging is here with factors to keep in mind when choosing a case manufacturer.

Company Reputation

When choosing a case manufacturer it’s important to look at their standing in the business community and among their clients. Look for companies that have a long and proven record of success and customer satisfaction. Companies that do a lot of repeat business are generally companies that treat their customers well and provide quality cases.

Staff Knowledge and Experience

A company is only as strong as its employees are.  Superior case manufacturing companies will employ skilled workers with plenty of industry experience. By choosing a company that hires exclusively talented and proven engineers, designers, and technicians, you’re virtually guaranteed an end-product that will meet your needs and their specifications exactly.

Custom Built Cases

While pre-made cases and packaging solutions will work in a tight spot, they’re nothing like custom made ones. Truly great case manufacturers offer complete customization in the case design process, helping you to craft a case that’s perfect for your needs resulting in a final product that will safeguard and transport its product far better than any pre-built solution.

Top Quality Materials

While the skill of the designers and technicians behind the manufacturing of your case is crucially important, nothing is more vital to an effective packaging solution than top quality materials. Choose a case manufacturer that offers you the best in aluminum, hardened thermoplastic, and other materials.

Extra Options

Top-notch case packaging and case manufacturers will give you possibility of employing additional options for your custom cases that extend beyond size, dimension, and material. The best case manufacturers will offer environmental controls, extra protection on the case’s exterior shell, interior linings, shock-absorbers, electronics integration and more.

Advanced Packaging Features All of The Above, And Then Some

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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Airline Shipping Container Don’ts

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

shippingWhen shipping your products across the country or even the globe via airplane there’s one thing that should be foremost among your concerns: Will my cargo survive the trip? Obviously, the most important element to guaranteeing cargo safety is the shipping container itself. It’s easy to fall for the allure of cheaper shipping containers made of wood or plastic but while they may seem to be less expensive initially, the cost of damaged materials and replacement containers swiftly adds up. Advanced packaging is here with some of the reasons why you may want to reconsider using other materials in favor of aluminum shipping containers for your next shipment by airplane.

Plastic

We’ve all seen bags and containers ruthlessly hurled about by airline personnel, crammed under the weight of thousands of pounds of other goods to be jostled about an airplane’s freight compartment. Do you think low-grade plastic will repeatedly stand up to that kind of abuse? Plastic also suffers during extreme weather conditions, becoming brittle and easily cracking in the cold, and weakening dramatically when subjected to repeated changes in temperature.

Plywood

While plywood can be strong, it’s also incredibly susceptible to water and moisture damage. Plywood can gradually warp and rot over time once it’s been exposed to a sufficient level of humidity. Once plywood has begun to rot there’s little hope of salvaging the container and new shipping containers must be purchased.

Wood Laminate/ Composite Materials

Suffering from many of the same weaknesses as plywood, wood laminate often breaks down once exposed to extreme weather conditions, bowing and bending. While these materials certainly have their usefulness, as airplane cargo containers they simply don’t cut the mustard.

Aluminum Containers Provide Cargo Protection

If you’re shipping any kind of equipment or cargo by airplane that requires real protection from the elements, humidity, and impact, there’s only one way to go: Aluminum containers. At Advanced Packaging we manufacture custom aluminum containers designed to stand up to the toughest physical and elemental conditions over and over, making them ideal for shipping cargo by airplane. Light, strong, and cost effective, our aluminum shipping containers can be quickly manufacture to any specification ensuring your cargo is protected during airplane travel time and time again.

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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Why Use Aluminum Shipping Cases for Mining Equipment?

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

aluminum shipping caseLet’s not mince words: Mining can be an extremely hazardous occupation. Working deep inside the earth extracting valuable resources with advanced, and powerful machinery is simply an inherently dangerous task. Staying competitive in the mining business means being able to quickly and safely transport mining equipment across large distances. Whether you’re above ground or below, being able to depend on your mining equipment is vital. Advanced Packaging is here to talk about the advantages of using custom aluminum shipping cases to transport sensitive mining equipment.

Wear and Tear

The beating a shipping case undergoes could often be comparable to the force routinely doled out by an industrial grade mining drill. Between slips in handling, sliding around an unsecured truck or aircraft, and exposure to the sun, rain, wind, and snow while it waits on a tarmac, your average shipping case undergoes a lot on its way to your destination. And that’s just the journey there, once your equipment arrives on site it has to contend with coal dust, powdered minerals, and bombardment from chunks of sediment routinely dislodged during blasting.

Protection

An aluminum shipping case not only protects against the raw force of sheer explosives, but is corrosion resistant, virtually immune to weather degradation, solar-radiation proof, and mitigates the effects of sudden temperature changes. A fully welded aluminum shipping case offers an impermeable barrier against water, airborne particles, dangerous chemicals, and almost all physical harm. The same can’t be said for wooden or low-grade plastic cases, which can easily chip, splinter, warp, dissolve, or be otherwise compromised by the extreme conditions faced on a daily basis in mining.

Protect Your Mining Equipment with Aluminum Shipping Cases Today

Call Advanced Packaging, Inc. Advanced Packaging 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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The Advantages of Rotational Molding

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

 

Advanced Packaging offers custom rotational molded single lid transit cases that are suitable for both military and commercial applications. Roto-molded cases can be used to hold anything from a camera to a jet engine, and come in a variety of colors, are pad-lockable, and feature corrosion resistant hardware.

Rotational molding is a technique used to mold cases that makes for a strong and highly customizable case. Low roto-molding production costs mean we get to transfer these savings to you, the consumer. It allows for intricate contours and undercuts while minimizing cross-sectional deformation and warping. The procedure itself ensures uniform wall thickness as well as allows for double wall constructions. Cases that are roto-molded are practically stress free and can be molded in any shape or size.

We’re precise about our cases, because we know that you’re precise about your requirements for a case. That’s why custom roto-molded single lid cases are great for those looking for a case they can’t get anywhere else. Let roto-molding work for you and we’ll provide you with a case built to your exact specifications.

 

Advanced Packaging

 

 

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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http://www.lyondellbasell.com/techlit/techlit/Brochures/Guide%20to%20Rotational%20Molding%205717.pdf

Types of Single-Lid Transit Cases: Protective Packaging & Custom Cases

Friday, December 14th, 2012

single lid transit caseIn an ever-evolving marketplace with continually developing products, protective packaging used to store and ship goods must make shifts in order to accommodate the changes and innovations products undergo. Countless industries make use of a myriad of cases in order to safeguard sensitive equipment, from government agencies to medical suppliers to military branches. Single lid transit cases are reusable and rugged – ideal for shipping and protecting industrial, commercial, military equipment, and more. This might include computers, tools, electronics, and the like. Below, see our quick rundown on the various types of single lid transit cases, designed to help facilitate the decision of which is appropriate for your particular equipment.

Rotational Molded Single Lid Transit Cases

Made of durable polyurethane plastic, these cases are shock and water resistant, and offer customizable lock and safety accessories. Roto-molded transit cases provide the notable benefit of being incredibly lightweight yet incomparably strong.

Injection Molded Single Lid Transit Cases

Frequently used by the military because of their extreme protective offerings, single lid injection molded transit cases are airtight, watertight, dent resistant, shatter resistant, lockable, and long-lasting. Known for their ability to handle low temperatures and provide impact resistance, injection molded cases provide robust protection.

Welded Aluminum Single Lid Transit Cases

Efficiently made at affordable prices, welded aluminum single lid transit cases are a classic standard in protective shipping and storage gear – they are manufactured to withstand extreme conditions and environments and last for years to come, while still being completely recyclable when they’re ready to be retired.

At API our experienced engineers will customize your protective case solution based on its unique characteristics and requirements. Regardless of size, quantity or style, API offers custom single lid protective case solutions faster and more affordable than anyone else.

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Double Entry Rack Mount Cases

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

All double entry rack mount cases from Advanced Packaging meet MIL standards, a defense ordouble entry rack mount cases military standard put in place to achieve standardization under the U.S. Department of Defense. These standards help to ensure reliability, performance, and maintanability of the equipment in question for both defense and non-defense government organizations and technical industries.

Rack mount cases provide both mobility and protection for sensitive electronic equipment, safeguarding against:

  • Shock
  • Vibration
  • Humidity
  • Dust
  • Moisture

Available in both stock and custom selections, rack mount cases can be designed to withstand varying levels of shock mount weight bearing capacities.

Distinctive features of API’s rack mount cases include:

  • Molded-in rib exterior to safely stack and interlock cases together for reliable transport and convenient storage
  • Patented wide-design Comfort grip handlesTM for easy lifting
  • Corrosion proof hardware for lasting and secure fastening

The engineers at Advanced Packaging can design and manufacture a custom case to safely store and transport delicate electronic equipment used by the military, private sectors, and industrial customers. With over forty years of experience, our mission at API is to deliver the highest quality shipping and cushioning systems on the market at affordable price points.

For more information about our rack mount cases – from rotomolded and composite to welded aluminum – please browse the informational page on API’s website here.

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

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Advantages of Aluminum as a Shipping Case Material

Friday, October 26th, 2012

aluminum caseBenefits of Aluminum

Like many other metals – notwithstanding steel, brass, copper, zinc, lead, and titanium – aluminum can be melted down, molded, and formed into a variety of objects, like durable shipping cases to house sensitive items, whether medical, military, or otherwise. There are several characteristics of aluminum in particular that make it advantageous as a material for custom cases, however.

Lightweight

Aluminum is especially lightweight, coming in at a mere 2.7 g/cm 3, which is a third of what steel weighs – while still remaining incredibly strong. Aluminum is used in automotive making, for instance, to reduce deadweight and energy usage while simultaneously increasing load capacity.

Corrosion Resistant

The protective oxide cover that aluminum naturally produces is well adept at resisting corrosion. Surface treatments can be applied to the metal, like anodising, painting, and lacquering to further up the anti-corrosive abilities of aluminum.

Ductility 

Aluminum is not only ductile, but also has a low melting point and density. Because of its pliability, it can be formed into its desired shape towards the end of the product manufacturing process.

Impermeable, Odorless

Aluminum, a watertight and airtight metal, doesn’t let substances pass in or out of it. It is also non-toxic and doesn’t release aromas or taste substances, meaning it works well in the shipping and packaging of items like food and pharmaceuticals.

Recyclability

Aluminum can be recycled completely without being downgraded in quality, and melting it down uses only about 5% of the energy used in producing the original metal to be reused continually over time.

As a light but strong and sustainable and anti-corrosive metal, aluminum is just one aspect of API’s cases that make them exceptional. Our in-house manufacturing and expert engineers mean that your custom case from API will keep your products protected even in the harshest situations.

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

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Aluminum – Advantages and Properties of Aluminum

Engineering and Manufacturing Cases for Medical Equipment

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Medical equipment’s sensitivity and intricacy requires them to have well-engineered protective cases – not only to store and safeguard them, but also to add functionality and value to the devices themselves.

Developing container solutions for specialized medical equipment requires a comprehensive understanding of not only mechanical and materials engineering, but also ergonomics and biological and medical functions. This means that a carrying case becomes more than just a storage option, providing ease of access and visibility, while considering cleaning and sterilization needs, and more.

In designing and manufacturing cases for medical equipment, the following are taken into consideration:

1. Organization: From the inside out, the design must incorporate a compelling way to keep various elements and parts of equipment organized.

2. Sanitation and Maintenance: Because disease and infection are a serious concern within the medical industry, the cases must be easily cleaned to lower the risk of spreading problematic health issues through the equipment itself.

3. Protection: Whether in emergency rescue situations or hospital settings, costly medical equipment needs to be carefully protected, combating regular wear and tear and shielding against damaging elements like rain and dust.

4. Aesthetics: Beyond functionality, a pleasing physical presentation prevents patients and employees from being surrounded by unsightly and bulky storage containers.

5. Practical Design Solutions: In order to avoid economic waste and blowing budgets, design and manufacturing have to be seamlessly integrated to be sure that the case is not only highly functional, but also affordable. Production line setup, mold making, assembly techniques, material availability, and more must be taken into consideration to create the most advantageous carrying solution

Following these guidelines allows for the creation of a cohesive and integrated case solution that will optimally protect fragile medical equipment, while enhancing their usability.

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

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Tips of the trade: Selecting materials & optimizing manufacturing for medical device carrying solutions

ISO 9000 Compliance and Advanced Packaging, Inc.

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

At Advanced Packaging, Inc., we talk a lot about how our company and the shipping containers we produce are ISO 9000 compliant – but we bet to a lot of people that combination of letters and numbers is insignificant – meaning that they don’t know what it means. We’d like to take a moment to clarify.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), developed a series of standards labeled “ISO 9000,” that seek to define, put into place, and upkeep quality assurance in the manufacturing and service industries. In order to be considered ISO 9000 compliant, an organization must undergo an assessment from an external reviewer, which consists of staff interviews to test employee understanding of what maintaining ISO 9000 standards encompasses. Should any problems be apparent, the company at that time must agree to smooth them over within a predetermined time frame.

The idea behind ISO 9000 is to create accountability on the management level, promoting customer satisfaction and quality products that are consistent in their level of standards.

At Advanced Packaging, Inc., we are committed to demanding excellence in order to create the best product possible while staying ahead of advancements in technology and in the sector. We strive to grow continually to provide the best in shipping solutions.

If you have any questions about our Custom Shipping Cases or ISO 9000 compliance please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 888-206-5250 or visit our website today!

At Advanced Packaging, Inc., we specialize in manufacturing quality stock and custom containers and cases for a wide variety of industries. We create our products in-house, ensuring fast, efficient, and specialized treatment of your shipping needs.

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ISO 9000 Compliance

ISO 9000

A History of Durability, Part III: Welded Aluminum

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Welding metals is a process that can be traced back to the Middle Ages with the rise of artisans like blacksmiths, but the melting and forging of aluminum didn’t come about until the twentieth century.  In 1944, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) was developed to weld aluminum, which revolutionized the act of utilizing aluminum as a structural material, and is still used today in certain applications on these alloys.

Though a process known as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), has since taken over as the primary method of welding aluminum, GTAW is considered particularly relevant for welding thinner gauges of aluminum and in projects where aesthetics are essential.  The rise of the GMAW method can primarily be attributed to its speediness in welding thick sections of aluminum.

The metal forming technology widely practiced today allows for fast and affordably produced fully welded aluminum cases, largely due to the fact that they require no molds or special tooling.  At Advanced Packaging, Inc., we believe there is something timeless about aluminum protective cases, which are built to subsist continually in even the most extreme conditions.  Whether dealing in high-end retail or critical military field applications, welded aluminum cases from API are reusable, reparable, customizable, and recyclable when usage is over.

Welded aluminum cases are incredibly lightweight and here at API, we have the capability to manufacture them to any size or weight carry capacity.  A cost-effective packaging solution, fully welded aluminum cases will protect your products, tools, and equipment no matter the circumstances.

If you have any questions about our Fully Welded Aluminum 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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A short history of welding aluminum