The main goal of any packaging solution is to protect the contents. When using a hard plastic case, part of the packaging equation is covered. A plastic case manufactured to industry standards, such as ATA 300 for durability or IP for water and dust protection, can be trusted to protect against the environment and repeated abuse.
The next part of the equation is what to use inside the case. Foam cushioning is the most common solution and can be quite effective and cost effective when used properly. This Technical Brief covers how to calculate the right foam and thickness by considering three important factors of your parts – fragility, weight, and size – so that you can have confidence in a final product that will equal exactly what’s needed for your