Benefits of Using Aluminum Cases

When it comes to shipping and transporting delicate or valuable materials, few things beat aluminum cases.

When it comes to shipping and transporting delicate or valuable materials, few things beat aluminum cases. Custom aluminum cases are invaluable to many very different industries and come with an almost endless list of benefits. If you’re in the market for custom cases, think twice before you settle on plastic.


Despite its considerable strength, aluminum is one of the lightest materials possible for a custom case; because it is highly durable yet maintains its lightweight nature, aluminum is excellent for frequent use. Salespeople, in particular, will admire that it will hold up for years without adding extra weight or bulk.

Holds Up To Physical And Temperature Damage

From 150º Celsius to -80º Celsius, aluminum will not become brittle nor will it distort. If you are traveling in extreme weather or you need it to maintain its temperature, aluminum will hold up. Additionally, you will not have tears or cracks, and the material has incredible fracture toughness and resists significant impact stress.

Safe For Sensitive Materials

Of the potential materials for a custom case, aluminum has one of the highest electrical conductivity to weight ratios; which means it can protect its contents from RFI/EMI and control electrostatic discharge. Aluminum also has a high thermal conductivity, which allows it to transport heat away from its interior, keeping delicate electronics and other heat sensitive materials safe.  

Perfect For Harsh Environments

Along with being incredibly durable, temperature safe, and non-conductive, aluminum custom cases are easy to fit with additional features. They can be customized to be drop-proof, splash-proof, watertight and the welded seams mean that no humidity will leak through. There is no environment too tough for an aluminum case! Your case can be drilled, welded, brazed, soldered, riveted, or laser cut to fit the exact specifications you need using a base model. There’s no need for a new mold for each case which helps keep the cost of customization reasonably low.

Advanced Packaging Inc. is Here to Help

Whether you are ready to ship your large equipment soon or you still have questions, we here at Advanced Packaging Inc. are here to help. We’ll work with you to build the best custom aluminum cases for your particular needs. We will get your order completed quickly and efficiently. If you want to ask about custom case options, give us a call at 1-888-206-5250 or visit us online. For more advice and to see what we are up to, be sure to follow us on YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and now Instagram!