Shapebox 22: Customized plastic enclosures without tooling costs

April 28, 2016

Wetzikon, Switzerland – January 27, 2016 – With the Shapebox 22 Elma offers a customized plastic enclosure for electronic packaging. A tool-free method makes costly molds unnecessary and ensures rapid production of prototypes and series.

Thanks to innovative manufacturing processes that make costs for molds redundant, Shapebox 22 can be fully customized in shape, color combination, labeling and component integration. Custom-made enclosures are therefore available even in small and medium quantities. The tool-free method makes it possible not only to meet personal design requirements, but also to implement subsequent adjustments, usually without major expense.

The innovative manufacturing technology of Shapebox 22 is based on a special tongue-and-groove connection that facilitates the assembly of both individual enclosure parts and complete modules.  The absence of customized tools throughout the entire production process leads to enormous flexibility.  This manufacturing process is worthwhile even for small and medium quantities. The prototypes are readily available and series can be started in a timely manner – all at low initial costs.  Following initial sampling, serial production can start immediately.

The applications of Shapebox 22 are as diverse as the design options: desktop and wall enclosures, laboratory and control enclosures, monitor enclosures, control panels and much more. Shapebox 22 not only offers functional diversity, EMC protection and integration of membrane keyboards, it also allows great flexibility to create enclosures with visual appeal.  The final product stands out in look and feel from its competitors.

For further information regarding the Shapebox 22 please visit the product page: Shapebox 22 

About ElmaElma Electronic AG continously convinces with innovative, custom-specific solutions and developments to meet the highest requirements in terms of quality, reliability and performance.Electronic PackagingWe are a leading provider of electronic packaging solutions. Our product portfolio ranges from components, storage boards, backplanes and chassis platforms to fully integrated subsystems. Furthermore we offer enclosure solutions as well as a frontpanel service with digital printing.HMI and Rotary Switch SolutionsWith our vast portfolio of Rotary Switches, Selector Switches, Coded Switches and Encoders as well as our HMI-Solutions we offer our customers a comprehensive range of high qualitative solutions. Elma’s history in rotary switches, coded switches and encoders is written in the pages of our customer’s success stories.

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