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OKW – Bespoke plastic enclosures can be produced in small or large numbersOct 11 2012 - Subs & Systems [More Subs & Systems Articles]
OKW has announced its standard enclosures can now be custom modified at a dedicated service centre which offers a range of processing options including CNC machining, painting, EMC coating, water transfer printing, chromium finishes, printing, picking and packing, graphic overlays / membrane keyboards, and production in special colours and materials.
It is not always possible to meet all of the requirements with a standard enclosure – for such eventualities, OKW also offers the option of creating individual housing solutions – from the development phase to series-type production.
Depending on the requirements, a choice of many different manufacturing processes is available. With the company’s 3-D UV printer, prototypes and small series of up to 50 units can be produced quickly and at a reasonable price.
For pilot and small series, the vacuum casting process is also available. Depending on requirements, series of up to 500 pieces can be produced using milling, bending or deep drawing technology. It is also possible to combine custom enclosure components with standard parts from the OKW range – a particularly cost-effective solution.
For series-type production of up to 50,000 units, two solutions are offered: Tool inserts in the standard enclosures (e.g. for individual cutouts), or tool inserts for custom designs which are then inserted in OKW’s own basic moulds. Besides the processes described above, it is also possible to produce tool moulds for quantities of up to 250,000 units (and more), says the company.More news from OKW Enclosures