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…
Princeton Case WestSanta 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.$$$
Midwest Case CompanyPickerington, OH | 800-515-1055
For over 30 years, Midwest Case Company has been a leader in delivering high-quality, affordable custom-carrying cases in any size or configuration. Our expert team works with our customers to ensure our products fit their needs and that they receive the personalized service they deserve. We specialize in distributing all major brands of carry cases like Pelican, SKB, Storm and Nanuk and we...$$$
Custom Case Company, Inc.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.$$$
Calzone Case Co.Bridgeport, CT | 800-243-5152
Founded over 25 ago, Calzone Case Co. is a legend in manufacturing cases for the Rock & Roll business. Our product lines include transit cases, ata cases and monitor cases. We continue to follow our founder’s goal, “to build the highest quality custom case in the world, at a fair price with on time delivery”. We provide a national support team with our Connecticut, Texas, and California...$$$
Gemstar ManufacturingCannon Falls, MN | 800-533-3631
Gemstar Manufacturing has been an innovative manufacturer of a wide variety of custom carrying cases, like plastic cases, transit cases and shipping cases that are watertight and chemically resistant. Call us today for the most durable and reliable cases available!$$$
Fuerte CasesEl Cajon, CA | 619-660-5200
Fuerte Cases is a supplier of waterproof protective cases. We offer the highest-quality products, competitive-pricing and industry expertise to ensure procurement of the most appropriate products for military, telecommunications, sports, travel and electronic applications.$$$
Hard Cases Manufacturers List
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.
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.