Archive for the ‘Custom Engineered Shipping Cases’ Category

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

Rotational Molded Single Lid Transit Cases :: Roto-Molded

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

We do not live in a one-size fits all world. So why are you relying on one-size fits all cases to protect your delicate equipment and electronics? At API our experienced engineers will match your specific product to the appropriate protective case solution based solely on its unique characteristics and requirements.

Advanced Packaging, Inc. (API) has the ability to offer a wide variety of custom case solutions in different sizes and different styles from the industries top manufacturers! One such custom protective case is the Rotational Molded Case, also referred to as a Roto-Molded Case!

These ruggedly designed transport and storage cases are made from polyurethane plastic and are manufactured to protect equipment of all shapes and sizes, from goods as smalls as a camera to as large as a jet engine.

Additional Benefits of Roto-Molded Cases

  • Roto-molded cases are ideal for both commercial and military applications
  • Roto-molded cases come in a variety of colors
  • Roto-molded cases are pad-lockable
  • Roto-molded cases feature corrosion resistant hardware
  • Roto-molded cases are easily accessorized
  • Roto-molded cases provide excellent durability
  • Roto-molded cases are shock resistant
  • Roto-molded cases are water resistant
  • And more!

Please take a moment to view API’s Single Lid Cases Gallery.

Regardless of size, quantity or style API can provide the perfect custom single lid protective case solutions faster and more affordable than anyone else.

If you have any questions Rotational Molded Single Lid Transit Cases, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 888-206-5250or 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.

The 4th of July, Military Cases, Government Cases, & Advanced Packaging Inc

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

With the 4th of July, also known as Independence Day, right around the corner, we at Advanced Packaging Inc. (API) thought we would take this time to thank all of our past and present service men and women for their dedicated service, protecting our freedom. We also thought this would be the perfect time to highlight our Military and Government Cases and Containers.

Whether you’re shipping electronic instruments, weapons, or workstations, API’s military and government shipping cases are the strongest, most reliable transport cases available.

Weapons Cases: At API, we offer the largest selection of military weapons cases from any dealer around. Additionally, API can quickly customize interior foam inserts of existing weapons cases for easy, mission specific solutions.

Office Technology & Communications Cases: In the field, communications are so important. So why trust your sensitive electronics and communications technologies in just any case? Trust API with all your Mil-Spec. communications and office technology transport case solutions.

Medical Cases: At API, we offer Medical Supply & DEPMED cases, footlockers,  trunklockers, and much more!

Our cases and accompanying cushioning systems comply with MIL-SPEC requirements and are available in over 10,000 original engineered designs to meet any need!

Please take a moment to view our Military Applications Gallery.

If you have any questions Military Cases and Government Cases, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 888-206-5250or 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.

Benefits of Custom Aluminum Cases & Containers from Advanced Packaging Inc.

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Today’s advanced metal forming technology allows companies like Advanced Packaging Incorporated (API) to quickly manufacture fully welded aluminum cases that are both incredibly durable and incredibly affordable. A fully-welded aluminum protective case from API is reusable, reparable, highly customizable and at the end of service completely recyclable. But that is just the beginning!

Additional Benefits of Aluminum Cases and Containers

  1. Light Weight: Aluminum has an incredible strength-to-weight ratio, making it not only durable, but extremely light.
  2. Incredibly Durable & Suited for Extreme Conditions: From ultra-high-end retail to critical military field applications, a fully-welded aluminum case is built to perform under extreme conditions. Not just once, but over and over.
  3. Resistant to Corrosion.: Aluminum is highly resistant to corrosion and weathering.
  4. Performs in Extreme Temperatures: Aluminum performs the same in extreme cold as it does in extreme heat!
  5. Affordable: Welded aluminum protective cases can be manufactured to any size and/or weight carry capacity. Aluminum is an excellent choice for large, complex industrial or military containers.  
  6. Beautiful Finishes. There’s something timeless and substantive about a fully-welded aluminum protective case.

Please take a moment to browse API’s custom aluminum cases and containers gallery!

Lighter, stronger and more cost effective-what more are you looking for in a reusable protective case or container solution!?

If you have any questions, please contact Advanced Packaging Inc. by calling 888-206-5250or 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.