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.
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.
- ATA 300, Category 1
- DIN EN 60 529
- UN-Certified for the Transport of Dangerous Goods
- ICE 34-5/529