The K-BOX® technology
Most of the differentmethods for shaping plastic, such as injection moulding, need tools to be produced and this is where a lot of capital is invested. Minor modifications to the product often require the manufacture of new tools.
K-BOX® technology processes plastics purely mechanically. Highly developed CNC milling machines form plastic sheets so precisely that they can be assembled together without any problems after further processing [ bending… ]. This results in housings that correspond 100% to the prototype and, depending on the quantity, are often considerably cheaper than conventionally produced plastic housings.
K-BOX® technology makes modifications to the product quick and easy. If another cut-out is required, for example for a switch or a cable socket, this can be done without tooling costs.
By assembling individual components, the material mix can positively influence the design of the product.
In the development process, the assigned team can impress with an optically perfect product, since prototypes can also be produced quickly and without great effort.
Experience and competence at mentec®: Due to the very large number of housing forms we’ve already produced, our employees can answer our customers’ questions and offer advice and action, including during the development of the product design.
For our customers’ white label products, our enclosures can be redesigned optically without great effort. This allows you to position these products more broadly in the market.
How does the K-BOX® technology work: >>> See the video
Thousands of possibilities
As you can see in this picture, there are countless possibilities for shaping and combining materials.
For example, combining aluminium and fire-resistant UL94 V0…
This all-in-one housing contains a monitor and the EMC coating shields electromagnetic radiation. The housing openings allow optimum cooling and are precisely matched to the cable sockets.
With K-BOX® technology, we adapt your housing exactly to the technology you have designed – not the other way round!
Shapes and colours
Our K-BOX® technology includes many different shaping processes. This enables us to produce even complex designs in small quantities without tool manufacture.
The material combination of different plastics and acrylic glass shown here has been chosen with great care. This has led to an optically successful result that meets the desired and functional requirements for the materials.
Creating of thousands of different enclosures with a wide range of requirements keeps us creative.
A light guide was installed here because the diodes could not be routed to the outside of the housing.
Big hatch …
It engages with the aid of a ball-thrust piece and opens very wide. An aluminium handle keeps the housing light and transportable. Shape and colouring create a harmonious, dynamic appearance.
Smooth, grained, polished, glossy, brushed, lacquered, transparent and carbon-look. Each surface or surface refinement has its own character and specific properties.
We will be happy to assist you in selecting the right materials.
mentec® Hauptsitz Neuried
mentec® Produktion Eisenberg
Am Gielbrunnen 14
mentec® Produktion Surberg
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