Products & Services

Protocase manufactures fully finished custom electronic enclosures and associated parts from a wide variety of materials and components, in 2-3 days with no minimum order. Protocase also provides expert and affordable enclosure design services.

Materials, Components & Finishes

Cold Rolled Steel

Protocase recommends cold rolled steel for general purpose enclosures. It offers a good combination of cost and structural integrity (stiffness).

If corrosion resistance is required, consider galvanneal, stainless, or aluminum. Likewise consider aluminum where minimum weight and/or corrosion resistance is a consideration.

Finish:
Powdercoat or Unfinished

Fasteners:
Typically use zinc plated steel PEMS and fasteners

Welding:
Highly weldable with seam or spot processes

Stocked Gauges for Cold Rolled Steel

Designation CRS A1008 CS TP B
  • 11 gauge (0.120" | 3.05 mm)
  • 12 gauge (0.105" | 2.67 mm)
  • 13 gauge (0.090" | 2.29 mm)
  • 14 gauge (0.075" | 1.91 mm)
  • 16 gauge (0.060" | 1.52 mm)
  • 18 gauge (0.048" | 1.22 mm)
  • 20 gauge (0.036" | 0.91 mm)
  • 22 gauge (0.030" | 0.76 mm)
  • 24 gauge (0.024" | 0.61 mm)
Cold Rolled Steel Sheet Stock
Cold Rolled Steel Sheet Stock

The gauges shown above are based on American CRS sheet steel manufacturers gauge thickness. These will vary from british gauges with some exceptions.

Hot Rolled Steel

Hot rolled steel features a scaly black finish, and more rounded/less precise corners than cold rolled steel. For these reasons, hot rolled steel is more ideal for applications wherein aesthetics and extremely precise dimensions are not required.

Hot rolled steel bars offer excellent general-purpose structural quality, and are easily welded and machined.

Stocked Hot Rolled Steel Flat Bar Stock

  • (0.25" x 2" | 6.35mm x 50.80 mm)
Hot Rolled Steel Flat Bar Stock
Hot Rolled Steel Flat Bar Stock