ENCLOSURE DESIGN SERVICE
Custom Enclosure Design & Development.
As a design-led product development company, we leverage our design skills to create well-crafted product enclosures and develop them all the way to manufacturing.
INDUSTRIAL & MACHINERY
We design enclosures for various types of machines, including testing and measuring instruments, analytical devices, tools, electrical enclosures and more.
CONSUMER PRODUCT ENCLOSURES
Various consumer products including consumer electronics, appliances, home and kitchen, health & fitness, wearable devices and more.
MEDICAL DEVICE ENCLOSURES
Various medical devices and equipment enclosures including diagnostics, monitoring, therapeutic and imaging devices.
OUTDOOR/ RUGGED ENCLOSURES
Enclosures subjected to harsh environment and needing protection against water ingress, impact, exposure to UV, chemicals and more.
Trusted by startups, manufacturers and brands across 15+ countries
"Outdesign managed the project excellently, their quality of communication was high and they were accurate in terms of timeline. Outside of being a very professional team with talented engineers and great customer service, they're very personable."
CEO | WonderTrack
"Excellent detail and follow-up. I would hire them again or recommend to anybody who needed diligent work. Went above and beyond what was requested of them.
Co-Founder | SmartMat Inc
"Extremely bright and talented team. Communication is excellent - prompt, precise and concise. Delivery was on time. Have enjoyed working with them. Will definitely hire again if the need arises."
CEO | SigTuple Technologies
Why choose our enclosure design services?
Complete Design & Development
As a product design & development company, we provide the complete design and development of various product and machine enclosures.
Sleek, Manufacturable Design
Our talented engineers & designers work together to ensure a sleek looking enclosure that is also cost-effective to manufacture.
Wide Range of Industries Served
We design and develop metal and plastic enclosures for a wide range of industries including consumer, industrial and medical.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are some types of product enclosures?
Product enclosures can be classified by material, operating conditions or industry. Based on material types, product enclosures are usually made of metals or plastics, sometimes wood and other materials. Based on operating conditions, product housings can be rated to prevent dust and water ingress, sustain extreme temperatures, UV rays, chemicals and more. By industry type, product enclosures can be made keeping in mind the needs of various industries like consumer electronics, medical devices, industrial etc.
What does custom enclosure design service include?
At Outdesign Co, our custom enclosure design service involves 4 steps: 1) Research: Researching and gathering the various technical, regulatory, functional and design requirements for a product enclosure. 2) Concept Design: Designing concepts and solutions for how the final product enclosure might look and work like. 3) Engineering: 3D CAD and engineering simulations to integrate the internal components and turn the concept design into a reliably engineered 3D CAD model ready for prototyping. 4) Prototyping: Using the 3D CAD documentation, we create actual physical prototypes of the product enclosure.
Can electronic product enclosures be customized?
Yes, product enclosures can have customizations that can be minor like placement of a logo, addition of graphics or decals, color changes and other minor modifications. Major customization of enclosures requires starting from scratch to create a new design concept and bringing it to prototyping and production.
How much does a custom product enclosure cost?
The cost of custom enclosure design services depends on the scope of services requested and engineering requirements of the enclosure, so its best to get a quote for your specific project. In general, a product in the consumer electronics industry requires an additional service of industrial design to create a sleek looking enclosure, this adds cost when compared to a product that is not customer-facing and does not require industrial design service. Similarly, for engineering requirements, an enclosure that requires IP68 water resistance will cost more than a simple housing that does not need any type of water-resistance.
What locations do you serve?
We serve clients worldwide and have worked with startups, entrepreneurs and businesses in 15+ countries, providing them with the best enclosure design services. The majority of our clients are based all across the US, from California to New York.
What are some commonly used materials for product enclosures?
The most commonly used materials for product enclosures are various types of plastics: ABS, HDPE, Acrylic, PP, Polycarbonate etc and metals like Aluminium, Steel sheets etc. Wood is used mainly for audio product enclosures. Plastics offer the freedom to design enclosures with beautiful shapes, scalability and cost-effectiveness. For electronics enclosures that require EMI waves to pass through, plastic enclosures are more practical. While metal enclosures offer durability, a full metal enclosure will result in a Faraday cage and will not allow EMI waves to pass through. Full metal enclosures for electronic devices make wireless communication challenging which is why plastic is a preferred choice for enclosures of electronic devices requiring wireless communication.
How do you create a product enclosure?
Start by forming a list of functional and design requirements that your plastic enclosure needs to meet and also the dimensions of the internal components it needs to enclose. Create a sketch or concept of how the final product enclosure would look and work like. Use a 3D CAD modeling software like Fusion 360 or Autodesk Inventor to model the enclosure in 3D and export it as STL or STP files. Use these files to 3D print or CNC machine your plastic enclosure and assemble it with the internal components. The choice of plastic depends on various factors like impact resistance, UV protection, sustainability, manufacturing pocess used and more. ABS, PC, PP, HDPE, Acrylic are some commonly used plastics for creating product enclosures.
How do you create a custom electronics enclosure?
Start by forming a list of functional and design requirements that your electronics enclosure needs to meet. This includes the information on the usage of the product, its operating conditions, regulatory requirements, marketing/design direction etc. Contact a product enclosure design company like Outdesign Co to get a quote on the design, development and manufacturing of your enclosure. Once you sign off the project, an industrial designer creates realistic design concepts of the enclosure, then an engineer turns those concepts into 3D CAD files ready for prototype manufacturing. A prototype of your enclosure is manufactured for testing and evaluation. Once the enclosure design is ‘frozen’ it is further optimized for mass-production.