Some of the toughest conditions a product will encounter are shock and noise, vibration, & harshness (NVH). These conditions put mechanical and bonded joints, mating surfaces and device ruggedization to the test. Integrating components that can effectively absorb this extra, intermittent energy into the device enables smoother, quieter, more reliable performance by end users.
Devices need to be protected from external ingress of water, dust, oil, debris and other contaminants to preserve functionality, device longevity, reliability and safety. Waterproofing a phone protects the sensitive internal electronics that make it function from a spilled glass of water, dropping it in a puddle or accidentally leaving it in a pocket through the laundry cycle. Weather stripping on a car door protects against leaks when it rains or the car is washed, preventing rust, condensation and mold. Particle and Fluid Ingress Protection Solutions are designed to protect against the possibility of widely varying contaminants that accompany diverse end consumers who expose or use these products in an overwhelming variety of environments.
Managing environmental airflow will keep systems running longer and more effectively. Route hot or exhaust air away from sensitive components and cool intake air to radiators and other operations with formed hoses, air ducts, air baffles, fan shrouds, and radiator shrouds.
Liquid can be both a critical enabler, as in cooling systems, and a critical failure point, as in water damage from leaks. Boyd’s liquid management solutions help you contain liquids and manage fluid flow as intended within and around a device. Custom hoses direct liquids within a device and between components like moving coolant to a heat exchanger, liquid cold plate, or radiator, or windshield cleaner fluid from a holding tank to the spray mechanism near the windshield. Containing and directing these fluids is a performance or functionality enabler. Corner molds and bottom pans in an RV are designed to direct excess moisture and water away from RV slide out rooms protecting against leaks and water damage. Blow molded tanks seal and contain liquids so they are stored and protected for later use.
Boyd’s value-added assembly solutions help you simplify sourcing, increase production speed, decrease bill-of-material complexity and ultimately reduce assembly costs with streamlined production runs of complete subassembly solutions. We evaluate your design surrounding an existing Boyd-supplied component, like a hose, for additional complementary or add-on components within our capabilities, like hose fittings, clips, clamps and other attachments. Consolidating sourcing activities with Boyd enables you to focus on higher value-add solutions.
Using a window seal as an example, we would explore the design surrounding this window seal for efficiencies within our capabilities. Streamlining the fabrication and sourcing of the window seal with the attendant window frame, glass, screen, and handle removes your burden of sourcing those components separately and assembling them within your operation.
Boyd Cabinets and Enclosures integrate protection, sealing, and thermal management functionality into a single package, making these products an efficient solution. These integrated solutions are customized to meet specific IP ratings, mounting, NVH, & shock requirements, or other environmental exposure conditions. Accommodating assembly, maintenance, and operational features like sealing doors, insulating wiring and cable pass through ports as well as integrated full thermal management functionality like heat spreading, air cooling or liquid cooling, make Boyd’s Environmental Cabinets and Enclosures ideal for high performance electronics and power systems.
Shock, Noise, Vibration, & Harshness
Particle and Fluid Ingress Protection
Liquid Flow and Containment
Enclosures & Chassis
Environmental Seals and Protection Solutions enable longer product lifetimes by assuring they reliably withstand demanding environmental conditions. These solutions protect against dust and liquid ingress, reduce scratching, wear or erosion of critical components, and mitigate the effects of shock, noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). Boyd’s environmental sealing solutions keep dust, liquid and debris out of sensitive equipment, manage or direct airflow, divert and transport liquids, absorb mechanical or acoustical energy, and seal surfaces against the elements and consumer use environments.
Boyd’s manufacturing services includes processes like injection molding, compression molding, transfer molding, vacuum molding, formed or multi-shot over-molding, stamping, die cutting and rotary converting. We mix and match these manufacturing technologies and leverage our extensive material science knowledge to produce complex ingress protection, NVH, surface protection, and other environmental sealing solutions. Our process expertise creates components that to meet shape, dimensional, and performance requirements with innovative and cost-effective tooling and quick time to market. We can also color and texture match to ensure your product has a consistent design and brand compliance while continuing to meet demanding sealing and use requirements.
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