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The Benefits of Aluminum Custom Cases

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We believe in the right material for the job. That’s why we offer custom cases from a wide range of manufacturers, using a wide range of materials. We offer cases made from rotomolded plastic, metal-enforced high-density plywood and more. But today, we’re going to talk about the benefits of custom cases made from aluminum.


The aluminum case manufacturer we work with is Zarges. Zarges is a German company that was founded in 1933. For more than 80 years, they’ve been building high-quality aluminum cases that are used today in everything from medical storage to Antarctic expeditions.


So, what makes aluminum cases so appealing?


High Strength, Low Weight

There’s a reason why aluminum has been the material of choice for aircraft construction during most of the modern era. It’s strong, and it’s light. That same strength-to-weight ratio, which supports high-performance aircraft as they hurtle through the sky, does a great job of creating highly durable, protective custom cases with a minimum weight.


Hygienic & Easy to Decontaminate

Aluminum is a very smooth, non-porous and durable surface. This makes it easy to keep it clean and hygienic. It’s one reason why aluminum cases can be a great option for medical devices and applications, where sterilization and hygiene are critical considerations.


Getting Banged Around Isn’t an Issue

Aluminum is a strong material that resists impacts, and can do a great job of protecting its contents. Under very high pressure, it’s possible for aluminum to be dented or deformed. But even the very act of that deformation absorbs energy to protect the case’s contents.


UV Rays? Not a Problem

Lots of materials degrade over time when exposed to UV rays from direct sunlight. Leave many cases out in the sun for a long period of time, and you can expect them to fade and lose strength. Leave an aluminum case out in the sun, and it’ll warm up. That’s about it.


Extreme Temps? Fantastic!

Aluminum is stable from -238°F all the way up to 302°F. The former’s about 100° lower than the lowest temperature ever recorded, while the latter’s close to 100° higher than the temperature that water boils at.



Fully Recyclable

Now, it’s likely that any aluminum case you buy from us will outlive you, but in the event that your needs change, it’s good to know that the aluminum in your Zarges case is completely recyclable. A great choice for a custom case, and a great choice for the planet.


All the Certifications You Could Ever Want

Out of the box, Zarges cases are tested to comply with a big list of certifications. Don’t see the certification you’re interested in on this list? We can build, test and certify your case to additional standards, based on your specifications.

  • IP65

  • IP67

  • ATA 300, Category 1

  • MIL-STD-810

  • MIL-STD-461

  • DIN EN 60 529

  • UN-Certified for the Transport of Dangerous Goods

  • MIL-T28800

  • MIL-STD-285

  • ICE 34-5/529


Find the Right Aluminum Case for You

Interested in what a custom aluminum case could do for you? Check out our selection of Zarges custom cases, or just contact our team for a quote on the perfect custom aluminum case for your needs.



Decoding the IP Code

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When you’re shopping for a custom case to protect valuable equipment, terms like waterproof, water-resistant, dustproof and dust-resistant aren’t really specific enough. How waterproof is waterproof? How dust-resistant is dust-resistant? 

That’s where the IP Code comes in. The IP Code stands for International Protection Marking, but it’s also commonly referred to as Ingress Protection Marking.

 In short, the IP Code gives you detailed information about how well something resists intrusion from dust and water. 

The IP Code is made up of two digits. You may be familiar with ratings like IP65, IP66 or IP67. The first digit indicates how well the object protects against intrusion from solids and dust, and the second indicates how well the object protects against intrusion from water and other liquids. A higher number generally means more protection.

A Sample IP Rating





“Ingress Protection” or “International Protection”

First digit: Protection against solids and dust

Second digit: Protection against water and other liquids


3 Things to Know – FAA Drone Pilot Program Announcement

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Last week, the FAA kicked off the UAS Integration Pilot Program, which happens to be seriously good news for the commercial drone industry.

At CCG, our flagship branded product is the DroneHangar line of cases for UAVs of all shapes and sizes and that do all kinds of jobs. Because of that – and because we happen to be a bunch of drone enthusiasts – we like to keep up with the latest when it comes to our nation’s blooming commercial drone industry.


5 Signs Your Trade Show Booth Design Is Outdated

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No one wants to be outdated. Remember middle school? Unfortunately, the business world isn’t much different, so don’t let your outdated trade show booth design make your company the biggest geek at the expo. Because, just like in middle school, being outdated can mean fewer dates. Only, in the business world, those dates aren’t with the popular kids – they’re with paying clients and customers.


5 Tips for Choosing Custom Cut Foam for Shipping

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These 5 Pieces of Advice Could Save Time and Money (and Help You Avoid Headaches)

If you’ve got some extremely fragile and valuable cargo ready to ship, you’re probably in the market for a strong shipping case with custom cut foam (and if you aren’t in the market, you should be!). Follow these five guidelines for choosing a case with custom cut foam, and you just might avoid the embarrassment and expense of “broken-on-arrival” shipments.


EVA Foam – 3 Things to Know (Cheat Sheet)

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Get the lowdown on the world’s most remarkable moldable material—ethylene vinyl acetate

Here at CCG, EVA foam (otherwise known as ethylene vinyl acetate) material is in high demand. And for good reason. This space-age stuff is probably the most versatile moldable material in the world. It’s soft, resilient and has compression-recovery characteristics that are second to none.


How to Handle a Drone Crash in 4 Steps

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As a manufacturer of custom protective cases for drones, we’ve heard plenty of drone crash stories. And, in just about every one of those tales of woe, there’s that moment of panic when the operator is standing before a big mess, totally unsure what to do next. So, we put together this quick, four-step guide that you—our fellow drone-loving friends—can refer to in the event of a high-flying emergency. Read on!


Your Shipping Options (Part 3): Reusable Cases

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Finally! We’ve reached the final post in our three-part series on “Your Shipping Options.” In Part 1, we gave you the low down on cardboard boxes, and in Part 2, we talked about wooden crates. It just so happens that the very last post just happens to be on our very favorite topic—reusable cases! Surprise!


Things Keep Going Green

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And we keep getting to write about it!

Our President Tim Jennings got the privilege of writing a brand-new article about going green in the shipping industry on this month.


Farming Drones Everywhere!

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Check Out Our Article in Western Farm Press

CCG’s President Tim Jennings has been at it again…this time appearing in Western Farm Press Online! His latest article on smart farming drones and related technologies touches on three of the most important ways smart farming drones promise to help feed our future generations.


Your Shipping Options (Part 1): Cardboard Boxes

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Welcome friends! This post is numero uno in a series of three we’re putting together to give you the lowdown on the three main shipping options out there: cardboard boxes, wooden crates and reusable cases. I’m sure you can figure out which of the three is our favorite. But what you might not know is that there are some great reasons behind our love for reusable cases, and they go way beyond our own business interests!


Shipping Fragile Items – A Cheat Sheet

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Shipping fragile items can be a nerve-racking experience, especially when expensive electronics are involved. But if you check out our latest article on Electronics Protection Magazine Online, you’ll find an oh-so-helpful cheat sheet to make the experience a little less harrowing.


So What Does a ‘Custom Cases’ Company Do?

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A lot goes into building custom cases, especially when you manufacture them for clients in more than fourteen industries! If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the last several years, it’s that everything is interesting if you dig a little deeper. So dig in and learn a little bit more about what a custom cases manufacturer really does.


3 Healthcare Industry Trends

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In a recent in article on the Electronics Protection Magazine website, our President, Tim Jennings, offers up some insights into what we think is the most exciting of the current healthcare industry trends—mobile medicine. Because we’ve been making custom cases for medical devices for decades, we get a type of “behind the scenes” look at the industry trends here at CCG. And, lately, we’re seeing strong evidence that things are on the move—most literally!


6 Tips to Keep Your RC Drone Flying High

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Calling all RC drone pilots! If you missed CCG President Tim Jennings’ article on earlier this year, it’s time to check it out. In the article, titled “The 6 Do’s of Drone Protection,” Tim lays out six of the most important things you can do to make sure your investment remains in ship shape condition for as long as possible. To peak your interest, here’s a list of the tips: 


Pelican Case Toughness — Mystery Solved! [Video]

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Ever wondered what’s behind the legendary toughness of the Pelican case? This video from the testing lab gives you the inside scoop.

Okay, so Pelican case toughness is not exactly a mystery, but it is pretty darn interesting. Every day, millions of companies trust their precious cargo to the legendary protection these cases provide, without a thought for the “why” behind that famous durability.


Latest Pelican Case Tech – We Got It!

butterfly carrying pelican air case
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You asked for the latest Pelican case tech, and we delivered. CCG now stocks the Pelican-Hardigg™ V-Series and the Pelican ™ Air—world’s lightest protector case.

We’ve just sent a press release out on the wire, but we wanted to make sure our blog readers got the latest news about our Pelican case inventory, too. We’re super excited to let you all know we know have Pelican-Hardigg V-Series and Pelican Air cases ready and waiting to fulfill your most complex case protection needs! These two case lines represent Pelican’s most advanced technological developments to date. Read on and we’ll tell you why.


How to Choose the Best Drone UAV Case

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Our most recent article on offers up some great pointers for those looking to pick the ideal drone UAV case

You don’t want to miss CCG President Tim Jennings’ most recent article on—especially if you just spent a bundle on a new drone or UAV! The article, titled, “What to Look for in a Drone Case,” gives readers an in-depth breakdown of the most important factors to consider when picking a case. Here’s a quick overview of the main points in the article.


DroneHangar Cases for Yuneec Q500 [Product Review]

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As the drone market continues to grow in leaps and bounds, interest in the Typhoon Q500 series is growing just as fast. With its unique specs, outstanding navigation capabilities, and (we think) super cool design, this is a piece of technology you’ll want to keep in top condition for years to come. Depending on your needs, Custom Case Group’s DroneHangar PRO & LITE case series has what you need to do just that.


DroneHangar Cases for DJI Phantom 3 [Product Review]

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The DJI Phantom 3 series got even more awesome this month with the release of the DJI Phantom 3 4K,  a Wi-Fi-enabled drone combining all the best features from the series. If this mean machine is in your future, you’re going to need an even meaner case to keep it safe, sound and scratch-free. Fortunately, DroneHangar Pro & Lite are two excellent options, depending on your needs.


Materials Matter: Part 1 — Plastics: 5 Tactics Behind Plastics For Custom Cases

custom cut foam
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While from the outside it might seem like a box is a box, nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to transport cases. Take a $270 million MRI machine: Even miniscule exposure to the elements during transport could mean disaster for this device (and the company transporting it). Enter plastic cases. These cases, which are either injection-molded or thermoformed from rugged, durable plastic, serve as protection powerhouses thanks to five outstanding plastic capabilities.


'Custom ATA Cases' - What They Are & Why You Need Them

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Custom ATA cases have a history dating back almost a century. In 1936, a small group of airlines formed the Air Transport Association (ATA), a trade organization whose goal was to promote and support the air transportation industry. Today, the association is responsible for the bulk of industry regulations and standardized practices—including making sure reusable shipping cases meet strict standards for safety, durability, and protection.


Custom Foam Inserts For Your Pelican Case

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If you’re reading this, you probably already know that Pelican-Hardigg cases are incredible feats of engineering. From tiny to gargantuan, they come standard in a huge collection of case sizes and configurations. And thanks to modern customizations like custom foam inserts and cushioning, custom case sizes, data and power ports, shock mounts, removable racks, and temperature controlled interiors, there’s virtually no limit to what Pelican cases can carry these days. Following are a few of the ways customizations like custom foam inserts can make your Pelican a total powerhouse.


Engineered Packaging Solutions Protects Titanic Artifacts

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In the early hours of April 15, 1912, one of the most tragic disasters in maritime history occurred off the Newfoundland coast. After hitting an iceberg, the R.M.S. Titanic, the ship that supposedly “even God couldn't sink,” met a watery end on the last leg of its maiden voyage, breaking apart and sinking down to the ocean floor two miles below. The loss of life was catastrophic. Due to a shortage of lifeboats and a disorganized evacuation, 1,500 passengers died in those cold Atlantic waters, and many, though certainly not all, were passengers relegated to the third class. Ever since, the ship, its demise and the unnecessary loss of life has stood as a metaphor for technological hubris, an example of the disproportionate suffering of the marginalized social and economic classes, and a humbling reminder as to what can happen when overconfidence trumps good sense.

The world's fascination with the Titanic has never waned, and for decades, organizations and individuals worked tirelessly, but fruitlessly, to locate the sunken ship's coordinates in order to explore, recover and learn more about what went wrong on that fateful night. It wasn't until 1985 that explorers finally located the ship's exact resting point. Since then, organizations such as Titanic International Society, a New Jersey-based non-profit dedicated to preserving the history and artifacts of the Titanic, have contrived to recover and restore pieces of the ship and its contents for study, commemoration and historical insight.

In the late 1990s, the Titanic International Society contracted with Engineered Packaging Solutions (EPS) to develop custom cases for the safe transport of recovered artifacts. After consulting with society director George Tollach and society head curator Stephen Pennick, EPS provided custom cases for a variety of items, including a complete porthole from the side of the ship, the cherub at the end of the grand staircase, and many items from the engine room, including wrenches, lumps of coal and a throttle control.

Items of particular interest for which EPS developed protective cases were the steam whistles from the ship's main smoke stack. After more than 85 years at the bottom of the sea, in 1999 these whistles were carefully resurrected, restored and transported within EPS custom cases to the Titanic Exhibit at St. Paul's Union Depot in Minnesota, where they sounded again for a crowd of thousands.

While it's true that transporting fragile artifacts from one of history's most famous ships does not make up the bulk of our business, here at EPS, we love this story because it is indicative of the level of care and attention we put into every custom case we make. If we can customize packaging for some of the world's most renowned historical artifacts, we can certainly take on any project a client brings our way. We're proud to be a part of the Titanic recovery efforts and know that we were afforded this opportunity because of the care and capability that we bring to every project we take on.


Custom Photography Helps Custom Case Group Build First-Rate Online Presence

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Here at the Custom Case Group, we don’t do anything halfway. Our partner companies are known throughout the packaging industry for engineered cases and custom inserts that are durable, protective and constructed to perfectly support their contents. Our reputation for quality and expertise is the result of decades of attention to detail and integrity in all aspects of business and fabrication. We put our best effort forth in everything we do, and that’s the secret to our success.


Materials Matter: Part 3 — Wood/Composite Transport Cases: An Old Standby

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So far in our series, you’ve learned a bit about plastic and aluminum case materials, and you’ve learned a lot about how choosing the right material for transport cases requires thought and consideration. As we like to say, a box is certainly not a box. Here, in Part 3 of our “Materials Matter” series, we give you a rundown of the tried and true wood/composite case. Put to work long ago to haul everything from pirate treasures to the Baroque harpsichord, there’s a reason this material is still being used for custom cases hundreds of years later. Following are a few of the features behind these all-time favorite custom cases.


Materials Matter: Part 2 — Aluminum: The Magical Metal for Custom Cases

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Life-Saving Drone Tech Is Transforming Custom Cases from a Great Idea into a Total Necessity

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Engineered Packaging Solutions CEO Tim Jennings’s article, “3 Ways OEMs Must ‘Think Outside The Box’ for Medical Drone Tech,” was recently published in Medical Design Technology Magazine. We’re excited to report that the article was also selected as a feature in the publisher’s upcoming newsletter. In the article, Tim discusses how the development of medical applications for UAVs is booming, promising to open up an entirely new realm for life-saving technology.


UAV Manufacturers Face A Gritty, Salty Challenge With Rescue Drone Development

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As unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturers begin to take on the business of building a better world, drone applications ranging from vital organ delivery to ocean lifeguarding have been finding their way into the news. According to a recent Mayo Clinic Blog post, life-saving drone development, in particular, is picking up speed in the U.S., as the nation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to ease its restrictions on UAVs in the national airspace sometime in 2015.


5 Quick Reasons Your Tech Needs A Custom Case

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Depending on corrugated cardboard rather than a custom case to house and transport an extraordinarily intricate tech device used to save people’s lives is a bad idea. You could even say it’s tantamount to rope towing a Ferrari behind a Chevy truck. Who would do that? But, believe it or not, in today’s medical world, the ‘supercars’ of mobile technology are all too often being dragged at the end of the rope. In a recent Medical Design Technology Magazine article, Engineered Packaging Solutions CEO Tim Jennings makes the case for customized packaging, offering five no-brainer reasons why your tech needs and deserves the care and consideration of a custom case. Here they are:


We’re Now Proud Members of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)

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We’re happy to announce that Custom Case Group is a member of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the leading organization devoted to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community.

For years, we’ve built cases to protect, transport and store many drones, UAVs and UAV components used by the military, private companies and individuals, so joining the AUVSI is a natural move for us.


Introducing DroneHangar

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We’re happy to introduce a brand-new division of the Custom Case Group, Drone Hangar Cases.

Drone Hangar cases are available now to fit DJI’s popular Phantom Vision 2 and 2+ series and Inspire 1 drones, as well as the Align ML 470 and the Cheerson CX-20. We are adding many new products weekly for other Drone models. The “Hangar Pro” line is built using industry-leading Pelican and Pelican Storm cases with custom foam inserts that precisely fit the drones, controllers, batteries and accessories. The “Hangar Lite” soft bag line is a perfect cost effective product for those who require an economical hand carry solution.


Engineered Packaging Solutions (EPS) Donates Hardigg Cases To Local Rescue Team

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Engineered Packaging Solutions, a California based company specializing in custom cases for multiple industries, recently made a large donation of reusable Hardigg shipping cases to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s San Dimas Mountain Rescue Team. The San Dimas Mountain Rescue Team is one of eight All-Volunteer Search and Rescue Teams that function as specialized units of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. Though the department furnishes the team with facilities, some vehicles and life-saving equipment to perform core SAR functions within County standards, the team is mostly funded by donations and grants from generous donors and supporters.

The law enforcement cases that Engineered Packaging Solutions have donated will be used by the Rescue team to hold cold weather clothing, rescue gear, medical supplies, swift water gear and other life saving equipment. In the past, rescue gear was stored in warehouses or in the back of trucks making organization of many rescues a lot more difficult. These water tight cases allow for better organization of equipment, greater protection from the elements, and quicker response times. Some of the Pelican custom cases donated were also provided to other areas within the Sheriff’s Department such as Aero Bureau, Homicide, and local stations.

“Donations of this type are very much appreciated during these tough economic times when donations seem to slow down” said Sgt Dave Smail upon receiving this gift from EPS. To donate to the San Dimas Mountain Rescue Team please contact them at 909-394-4705 or visit their website at The team is recognized by the State of California as a Charitable Corporation and by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt corporation. That means your contributions to the Team may be tax-deductible (check with your tax expert). They are a 100% volunteer organization, so every dollar received goes directly to team training, operations and equipment.


Engineered Packaging Solutions and SCS Launch New Website

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Engineered Packaging Solutions (EPS) and SCS, two of the foremost names in custom case manufacturing, have joined forces to launch a new website dedicated to meeting the specialty casing needs of individuals and industries worldwide.

Our new website, operating under the name: Custom Case Group, combines decades of custom case manufacturing experience with the capabilities of two strategically located U.S. offices in San Dimas, California and Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The site features online purchasing options from industry-leading manufacturers, including Anvil, Pelican-Hardigg, and Parker Plastics, as well as engineered customizations developed using the latest in design technology, materials, and fabricated, die-cut and water-jet foam forming techniques.

Whether the perfect materials are plastic, aluminum or wood composite; whether the case is designed and built to protect cameras and computers in a rugged military application, or to shuttle precisely calibrated scientific instruments between laboratories; for years, we have supplied the protective casings needed for sensitive situations. Now, with the launch of the Custom Case Group website, it will be even easier for customers in industries including law enforcement, aerospace, shipping and manufacturing to resource EPS and SCS as protective case providers.

With this new tool, our business partners can easily and quickly evaluate casing options, using the site’s informational pages to guide them in developing a plan of action. We have tapped our years of experience with a dynamic clientele to build a site that is organized and useful for the range of needs and applications we encounter each day. Not only will the Custom Case Group partnership be a resource for exploring new industries, but the website will also help us better serve the needs of our core client base, ranging from military and medical to sales and original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s).

Visitors to the new site can browse our custom case options by manufacturer, and our search box allows shoppers to quickly find the option best suited to their needs. Whether you need one custom case or one thousand, the Custom Case Group is here to help.

Thank you for visiting our new website. Please browse around and explore how we can help meet your packaging needs. If you have questions or would like to speak to a representative, give us a call at 1-855-627-1445. Or get in touch via live chat for immediate assistance.