Common Mistakes when Choosing a Medical Case

February 17th, 2017
Medical Case

Don’t make these mistakes when choosing a custom medical case!

Custom cases for different industries may require different design and execution strategies, but the underlying principle remains the same. These cases must be able to protect its cargo from the various hazards in the outside world such as moisture and shocks. In the medical industry, these concerns are amplified because the cargo in these custom cases could be the difference between life and death. When you’re in an ambulance or transporting someone on a helicopter, you don’t want to worry about whether your equipment will work. Medical case design, however, can be tricky. It’s critical to avoid making mistakes when choosing a medical case for your needs. Let’s examine some of the more common mistakes that some have made. Read the rest of this entry »

What Are the Benefits of Rotational Molding?

February 10th, 2017
Rotational Molding

Rotational molding can offer many benefits for custom cases.

When it comes time to design the perfect custom case for your product, there are countless choices to make—what type of molding process to use, what shock protection measures to take, what shape the case should be, and whether or not to conduct package testing. Choosing the type of molding for your case is an important decision that directly affects the effectiveness of the case and your bottom line. Here are some of the many benefits of rotational molding. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Use a Custom Case to Protect Your Electronics?

February 3rd, 2017
Electronics Custom Case

Your electronics need adequate protection – transport them in a durable custom case!

Valuable electronics are delicate and need adequate protection when they need to be transported. The danger is not just that they will break in transit – they might still arrive in one piece, but the shock and jostling could cause them to become disassembled in the process. Even though a custom case requires an initial investment, that investment will pay for itself over time. You won’t need to worry about your delicate electronics breaking in transit, and you can rest easy knowing that your mission-critical items will arrive to their destination ready for use. Read the rest of this entry »

Single-Lid or Double-Entry Rack Mount: Which is Right for the Job?

January 27th, 2017
Single-Lid Custom Case

A single-lid case is highly customizable and can serve many needs.

When it comes time to choose the right custom case for your product, there are countless decisions to make from which type of molding to use, to the design, to the right configuration for maximum shock protection. Here are some of the core differences between single-lid custom cases and double-entry rack mount cases. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »