Hard Cases

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Hard cases are traditionally been fairly simple in design though custom and specialty cases are also widely used. Many are shaped like boxes and have packing material inside such as packing peanuts, heavy foam, special racks, shelving or a lining made of paper, foam, rubber, wood shavings, plastic or other materials. Read More…

Hard Cases Hard cases are manufactured in many sizes, shapes and materials and are very common. Hard cases may be constructed from wood, aluminum, steel or plastics such as high density polyethylene (HDPE), fiberglass reinforced polyester (FRP), carbon fiber, rotationally molded polyethylene or linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE).

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Uxbridge, MA  |  888-883-0107

New World Case provides multiple styles of carrying cases from respected case manufacturers like Platt, Hardigg, Pelican, Orbus, Nanuk, Smartpak, Ultraform, Nanuk, Zarges & Jelco.

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New World Case, Inc. $$$

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.

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Princeton Case West $$$

Chicago, IL  |  773-585-1164

Over the years we have manufactured custom cases for just about any application. We will adhere to your exact specifications and our staff is very flexible to work on your time table. We can repair, fasten or reinforce any case that you may need worked on. It is our goal to exceed your expectations. For hassle-free custom cases turn to Custom Case Company, Inc.

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Custom Case Company, Inc. $$$

Telford, PA  |  215-703-0130

Case Design Corp. has been serving the case industry for 80 years. Through our innovatively designed and manufactured equipment cases, we offer carrying solutions for anything and everything that is carried or shipped. We make quality stock or custom cases to accommodate all your carrying case needs.

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Case Design Corp. $$$

Raleigh, NC  |  800-648-8474

With 25 years of experience, U.S. Case is sure to be able to manufacture the custom case you need. Our custom trunks and ATA transport cases are durable and versatile. We serve the government, military, environmental, computer, communications, lighting and other industries.

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Others are shaped like briefcases and have pockets and organizers inside for that specific purpose. The automotive, athletics, business, outdoor, travel, medical, emergency, optical and music industries use hard cases to protect or organize items like camping equipment, first aid supplies, hearing aids, electronics, audio production equipment, musical instruments and firearms; hard cases are most also used for electronic instruments, computers, monitors, medical supplies, important documents, jewelry and many other items.

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Hard cases can be customized and specifically designed to accommodate the contents. The packing material inside the cases may be cut in the pattern of the item or certain materials may be used instead of others. Straps, zippered pockets, rubber gaskets, shock mounts, enhanced and fortified steel or aluminum framing, buckles, heavy duty swivel casters, twist latches, spring loaded handles and other features are available to customize the case.

Many hard cases come with handles and wheels to allow for easier handling and transportation. The materials and fabrication methods used to manufacture hard cases have an impact on the case's performance, especially in terms of strength, shock absorption and fracture resistance. Blow molding is a procedure that creates a hollow part by applying pressurized air to a stream of hot plastic. Rotational molding is the process of rotating a mold while the plastic resin is being shaped into its final form.

Plastic cases may also be formed through injection molding where hot plastic is poured into a mold cavity and left until cool. FRP plastics have fibers that must be woven, knit, braided or stitched together before they are bonded to the matrix, a tough plastic surface. Metal cases are made from thick sheets of metal that have been fastened onto a metal frame. The corners are often reinforced with steel to counteract pressure applied during transportation.

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