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To best protect a delicate or intricately designed product, we recommend custom foam inserts over stock foam inserts. This is because they can so easily and so thoroughly be manufactured to fit your product. Read More…

Custom Foam Inserts Foam inserts are inserts made from materials like polyurethane, polyester and polyethylene. Their main objective is to provide a cushion to products in transition, such as cameras, laptops, knives, telescopes and virtually anything else that needs to be held when not in use. It is quite common to find foam inserts inside both carrying cases and shipped boxes. They range from light duty to heavy duty. Examples of carrying cases designed with foam inserts include: tool cases, instrument cases, shipping cases, medical instrument cases, presentation cases and tradeshow cases.
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Santa Maria, CA  |  805-928-8840

One of the top carrying case suppliers, Princeton Case West provides quality carrying cases, custom cases, shipping cases, plastic cases, aluminum cases, tool cases, computer cases, instrument cases, transit cases and ATA cases. Princeton Case West offers custom foam inserts for varying applications. From design to delivery, Princeton Case West offers the complete package at affordable pricing.

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Princeton Case West $$$

Baltimore, MD  |  410-547-7877

Packaging Strategies is a leading foam fabricator with over 30 years experience in the design and manufacturing of flexible foam packaging solutions and products. With state of the art in house engineering and computer controlled fabrication machinery PSI has become one of the leading suppliers in the industry. Services are inclusive of engineering and design, prototyping and sampling, CNC die cutting, CNC routing, CNC sawing tables, CNC laminating equipment as well as a host of conventional equipment. Foams products include flexible polyethylene’s, polyurethanes, cross linked. Specializing in case and container inserts and cushion and vibration analysis PSI is an excellent choice for your next project.

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Packaging Strategies, Inc. $$$

Pickerington, OH  |  800-515-1055

For over 30 years, Midwest Case Company has been a leader in delivering high-quality, affordable custom-carrying cases in any size or configuration. Our expert team works with our customers to ensure our products fit their needs and that they receive the personalized service they deserve. We specialize in distributing all major brands of carry cases like Pelican, SKB, Storm and Nanuk and we manufacture ATA Cases under the brand name of Cabbage Cases. Give us a call, we will treat you like family.

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Midwest Case Company $$$

Chicago, IL  |  773-585-1164

Our cases come in various configurations such as soft sewn cases, hard cases, model cases, exhibit cases, and more. We are experts in contract sewing and there is no project too complex for our experts. With manufacturing experience dating back to 1994 we are confident we can provide you with a top of the line custom carrying case.

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Custom Case Company, Inc. $$$

North Highlands, CA  |  760-947-9579

With over 30 years of experience, we are the premiere manufacturer of custom cases here at Space Case Company. Our main focuses are on medical cases, product packaging, and industrial shipping cases. We continue to work hard and make improvements to ensure our customers are receiving high-quality products.

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Space Case Company $$$

West Deptford, NJ  |  800-505-8179

For over 75 years, Philly Case Company has been a leader in the carrying cases industry. We offer a wide variety of carrying cases with customization to fit our customer's needs. Our years of experience and expert team allow us to manufacture high-quality products while continuing to grow.

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Philly Case Company $$$
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First, custom foam inserts can be made using a great many processes. These include CAD routing, hand prototyping, steel rule die cutting, convoluting and waterjet cutting. All of these processes allow for custom foam inserts with precise dimensions. For extra deep cuts and exceptionally large products, manufacturers can make wire cut foam inserts. They can make them as thick as 50 inches or more.

In addition, manufacturers can design them with special properties, like anti-staticity, or special additions, like an adhesive backing. Foam properties like polyethylene can range in appearance from nearly transparent to opaque. Because of this, and because they accept modifications, custom foam inserts can also be infused with a wide variety of colors.

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Custom foam inserts provide products on the shelf, products in transit and regularly stored products with the best possible shock absorption rate, the ideal density and the longest service life. Manufacturers can make them durable and safe enough even to cushion potentially dangerous items like rifles, firearms, hand grenades, bows and crossbows. They can also fabricate them with special shapes, like those that hug the curves of stethoscopes or pressure gauges. This diversity makes custom foam inserts ideal for use in many industries, including military and defense, music, art supply, medicine, electronics, biotech, sports, retail and trade, engineering and IT.

In contrast to all of this, stock foam inserts are often ill-fitting and not made with the right material for the products they are meant to house. This leads to them wearing out relatively quickly. It also opens up products to the possibilities of dislodgement and/or damage. Neither are stock foam inserts attractively colored. With them, you get what you get. This is why, if you want the best protection and the best look, you will seek out custom foam inserts.

To begin work on your custom foam insert, we recommend that you connect with a reputable custom foam insert manufacturer and then do one of three things: 1) send in a drawing, 2) construct and send in CAD layout or 3) send in the part you need protected and let the manufacturer design the insert for you. Find the right manufacturer for you by checking out the list of top quality companies that we have listed below. Good luck!

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