Why Is Aluminum A Great Material for Custom Cases?
Aluminum is used as a material for all different products on the market. Think about it; you probably use aluminum every day. It’s used for parts of light bulbs, soda cans, foil, and even auto parts. It is one of the most versatile, useful metals available, which is why we use aluminum for many of our best custom cases. Aluminum is also fairly inexpensive for as durable as it is. We use aluminum for our custom cases for a few different reasons.
- Lightweight – When you’re shipping things, you don’t want to add a lot of weight to the cases. It makes them more expensive and more difficult to ship. Just because something is lightweight doesn’t mean it’s not durable. When aluminum is made into an alloy with other metals that don’t add much weight, it becomes even more useful.
- Long lasting – Aluminum does not rust or corrode in most cases because it generates its own oxide coating that protects it from the harmful effects that oxygen and water can have on some metals. If you take care of your aluminum cases, there is a good chance that they can last you for years. They’re ideal for shipping in damp and adverse conditions.
- Malleable – It’s easy to get aluminum into the shape and size you want it, which is why it’s great for case making. We’re able to easily form the aluminum so that your case is perfectly customized to your shipping or storage needs. The process to form aluminum is fairly simple and inexpensive. Since aluminum is so malleable, it’s possible to make aluminum cases that are completely seamless. Seams are generally the weakest point in any product, so a seamless case is a huge perk.
- Impermeable – Shipping sensitive medical equipment is a job that aluminum is well-designed for since it is odorless and impermeable. It does not let light, scent, or taste in or out of the packaging. Shipping food, clothing, or other sensitive equipment also works very well with aluminum cases.
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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