Enclosure Modifications

Enclosure Modifications

Vero Technologies offer a diverse range of Plastic and Aluminium enclosures covering the broadest range of applications. These standard products have intrinsic characteristics that allow for selection to cover physical size, performance and aesthetic attributes for the customer’s target system.

The use of off-the-shelf standard products offers a number of benefits, primarily avoiding non-recurring engineering charges and reduced lead times to create a functional and professional enclosure to meet the demands of the application. The ranges have all been proven in the field and offer many features.

Despite all the above benefits, there is still one common requirement …. any standard enclosure will need to be further worked. This may be to add holes for connectors, switches or indicators/displays or a myriad of other features such as adding legends or mounting fixtures. Typically, this is achieved by doing this secondary operation in-house or is put out to sub-contractors.

Experience shows that the latter approach has its downsides – either wasting product during setup or requiring management of sub-contractors, both from providing the engineering detail to the commercial and quality management of the outsourcing process.

All of this can be avoided by using the original manufacturer to implement these requirements – keeping both costs and time-to-market at a minimum.

Vero Technologies offer the following customising options

Milling – High speed CNC milling allows complex cut-outs or recesses to be machined into the enclosure. A library of templates is available and with routers down to 0,5mm, complex very high-precision shapes can be provided.

Laser Cutting – Both milling and Laser cutting is performed in-house. The use of laser machining also facilitates accurate larger cut-out features to be created, or very fine features to be created in thin materials, such as adhesive sheet patterns used to mount touch-screen displays

Engraving – Legends and logos can be engraved in both plastic and metal surfaces, with the option to colour fill if required.

Laser Engraving – when using anodised aluminium panels, it is possible to use laser machining to provide complex images. For high contrast, laser engraving of black anodised panels is extremely effective. Satin anodised aluminium has a more subtle finish

Screen Printing – Ideal where single or multi-coloured solid legends are required on filler panels or the enclosure surface, such as idents or company logos. It offers a durable finish that can withstand considerable wear and tear.

EMC Coatings – Aluminium enclosures offer an intrinsic level of screening, however plastic enclosures can also be customised to also provide an effective screened enclosure. By using different materials and varying the thickness, cost effective screening can be achieved. Vero Technologies can offer coating of the inner surface of plastic enclosures using Nickel, Copper or Silver materials. The graph shows a typical shielding performance of a Silver loaded coating.


Custom Moulding Colours – The range of standard enclosures colours has been carefully chosen to offer an aesthetically pleasing range, with a degree of colour contrasting – typically in black, grey and white. The option remains however for the design to be moulded in virtually any colour, subject to a minimum order quantity. Transparent and semi-opaque options also exist.

Anti-microbial – as part of the moulding process, Vero Technologies offers the ability to load the material with a silver-based additive. This is effective in reducing surface bacteria by up to 99.9% for the life of the enclosure, with an obvious appeal for enclosures used in medical or hygiene sensitive applications.

With all these options, our in-house approach to design and manufacture allows us to provide all this in a rapid turnaround service. As well as reducing time-to-market, there are other advantages to using Vero Technologies customising service; Guaranteed 100% yield, a real-term reduction in cost and a reduced vendor base.  To explore how we can help bring your product to market, contact sales@verotech.co.uk or call us on +44 (0)1489 776931 to discuss your requirement.

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