Choosing the Right Interior for Your Military Custom Case

January 20th, 2017
Military Custom Case

Foam inserts are one way a military custom case can protect your delicate cargo.

Whenever essential equipment needs to be shipped to members of the military, it is crucial that the cargo does not arrive damaged in any way. Damage to the equipment during transport could end up proving fatal. Service members may be under fire or in a critical situation where the success of the mission depends on the successful delivery of this equipment. If the equipment is malfunctioning when it reaches its destination, it could quite literally be a matter of life and death. When you need to ship equipment and keep it protected from damage, the best course of action is to ship it with a military custom case. The interior of this case can be designed to accommodate any need your equipment requires. What are the kinds of things you should consider when choosing the right interior for your military custom case? Read the rest of this entry »

The Importance of the Prototype Custom Case

January 13th, 2017
Prototype Custom Case

A prototype can help you identify any design flaws in your custom case or add special features to the finished product.

A key milestone in the development of any product, from iPhones to clothing, is the manufacture of a prototype. Prototypes are also useful in the development of custom cases. A prototype is a precursor to the making of a final product. They are often used for photo shoots, trade shows, customer feedback, and design verification and they allow manufacturers and customers to understand the product. What are the benefits of a prototype custom case? Let’s dig in. Read the rest of this entry »

What is a Custom Case Load Spreader?

January 6th, 2017
Custom Case Load Spreader

A load spreader reduces the strain on the materials that a custom case is made of.

If you have a heavy cargo that needs to be transported in a custom case, you may be thinking about the human toll required for its transportation. Certainly, when possible, custom cases loaded with cargo need to be light enough to be able to be handled by humans or machinery. But you may not be thinking about the toll that heavy cargo can put on the custom case itself. Stress is defined as the measure of a load divided by area, and this stress can damage even the toughest materials. For very high payloads that need to be transported in a small area, a load spreader may be the solution. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Should You Pick a Case With Thermoelectric Cooling?

December 20th, 2016
Thermoelectric Cooling

Thermoelectric cooling systems can help get your delicate equipment to its destination safely without the added weight of a refrigeration system.

In many situations, custom cases are expected to be able to protect their cargo in a wide variety of scenarios. Most of the time people think of the specific shock absorption needs for their cargo to survive impacts and blows. But those dealing with extreme climate conditions need to also be aware of the temperature within the case as well. For desert-like conditions, traditional refrigeration technology is giving way to thermoelectric cooling because it is more versatile. Here’s why. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Great Veterans Charities to Donate To This Holiday Season

December 16th, 2016
Charities to Donate To

Thank our troops this holiday season… donate to one of these military charities.

We support our troops here at Packaging Strategies Incorporated. If you’re looking for a great way to give back to those who made sacrifices to defend our freedom, consider donating to a charity focused on helping our veterans. The following 5 charities are great places to donate to this holiday season. Read the rest of this entry »

Which Material Should You Use for a Medical Device Custom Case?

December 9th, 2016
Medical Device Doctors

When you need a sensitive medical device transported safely, a custom case can get the job done.

If you are transporting sensitive medical equipment or a medical device, it’s incredibly important that the packaging can get it to and from the destination safely. Custom cases are a great way to keep your medical devices safe and shock protected, but how can you make the choice between metal and plastic? Here are some of the pros and cons of each custom case material. Read the rest of this entry »

Moisture Control in Custom Cases

March 2nd, 2016
Moisture Control Cases

Cases with moisture control can help you protect your delicate medical supplies.

Part of why you are purchasing a custom case is to protect the valuable or delicate products inside, so moisture control should be of the utmost importance to you. Obviously, you can never completely protect your medical devices from encountering moisture, as it is in the air around us, but you can do a great job at moisture control with a little bit of effort. Read the rest of this entry »

How Tall Can Your Rack Mount Case Be?

February 22nd, 2016
Rack Mount Case

How tall can your rack mount case be? They do have specifications you need to keep in mind.

How much wood could a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood? Today we are answering a similar question: how tall could your rack mount case be if your rack mount case could be tall? Okay, maybe we’re pushing it here, but here are some of the requirements to keep in mind while deciding how tall your rack mount case should be. Read the rest of this entry »

Hard vs. Soft Custom Cases

February 15th, 2016
Hard vs soft custom case

Hard custom cases are better for protecting sensitive equipment than soft custom cases.

Choosing the perfect custom case for your product involves a ton of decisions—what material to use, how to properly pad the inside, and when to do package testing. Today we will be dealing with one of the earliest questions you will have to answer, do you want a hard custom case or a soft custom case? Read the rest of this entry »

Rotational vs. Injection Molding

February 8th, 2016
Rotational vs. Injection Molding

There are a few differences between custom cases made by rotational molding and those made by injection molding.

There are two primary types of molding used for making custom cases for your product, rotational molding and injection molding. Both processes have their strengths and downsides, so here is a brief summary of the differences between the two. Read the rest of this entry »