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Design Tip for Efficient Custom Enclosure Manufacturing

When creating a new custom enclosure take time to consider which parts, or hardware, you can share between designs. For example, if one preexisting design has specific studs or latches, you might use the same ones for multiple enclosures when appropriate. Designing with intentional commonalities can benefit both you and your customers, and here’s why.
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Modifying Standard Enclosures vs. Custom Enclosures: What’s the Right Option for You?

Are you having a hard time deciding whether you should modify a standard enclosure or have a new custom enclosure built for your industrial redesign project? Here’s some information to help you choose the right option for your needs.
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Understanding Powder Coat Paint Specification Standards

Each manufacturer has different powder coat paint specification standards. Be sure to discuss your manufacturer’s specification options before you place an order, so you can gain a better understanding of the paint quality your product will receive. Read more

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Communicating Surface Finishing Standards to Your Manufacturer

When working with a manufacturer, it’s important to understand your options when it comes to surface finishing standards. If you leave your finishing expectations up to your manufacturer to decide, you’ll end up paying for parts that are overpriced because they’ve been over processed. On the other hand, you could also receive parts that are under processed and have to be reworked. The following guidelines will help you communicate your finishing needs, so you can cut costs on your industrial products.

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Powder Coat Finish: Aesthetics for Your Industrial Product

Choosing a color for your industrial product may not be an exceedingly difficult issue. Many customers already have a custom color scheme that reflects their brand. However, the extensive options for powder coat finishing may throw you through a loop. No worries! Here’s a basic guide on glosses and textures, thanks to our consultant Dan Wolf from Akzo Nobel Powder Paint.

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How Do You Test Powder Coated Paint Finish for Industrial Products?

Many of the industrial products HUI manufactures have a powder coated paint finish. As with any finish applied to any product, the powder coating we apply needs to be tested to ensure that the finish is going to last. The following is a brief description of some of the tests we commonly use to validate that our powder coated finishes are in-tolerance, properly cured and ready to stand up to the usage and environmental conditions your products will be used in.
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