Environmental Sealing & Protection

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Environmental Sealing & Protection

Shock, Noise, Vibration & Harshness    Particle & Fluid Ingress Protection    Airflow Management    Liquid Flow & Containment    Assembly Solutions    Cabinets & Enclosures

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.

Large Molded Rubber Shifter Bellows to Protect Against Dust Contamination in a Shifter Gear Assembly

Shock, Noise, Vibration, & Harshness

HDD Stamped Metal Arm Dampers with Rotary Converted Selectively Placed Island Adhesive

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.

Boyd employs a variety of solutions and methodologies to reduce the effects of NVH and shock. By selecting the right material, manufacturing process, and geometry for products like vibration isolators, stamped dampers, grommets, bumpers and cushions, Boyd enables device and technology designers to focus on improving the functionality of end products instead of troubleshooting NVH and shock issues.

Particle and Fluid Ingress Protection

Integrated Particle and Liquid Ingress Protection for electronic display screen modules

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.

Engineered Material experts at Boyd evaluate an extensive library of material science options to select the optimal raw material for an application. We partner with you to custom configure a solution for your unique application with ease of assembly or installation, reliability, sustainability, and logistics efficiency in mind. We utilize smart industrial design for manufacturing to identify the optimal production processes to fabricate these solutions for you at total lowest landed cost assuring you receive a high quality ingress protection solution that will exceed your performance expectations.

  • Input/Output Cables & Charger Ports
  • Integrated Display Gaskets
  • Mesh & Screens
  • Filters & Guards
  • Mud Flaps & Mud Guards
  • Weather-Stripping

Airflow Management

Blue Molded Reinforced Rubber Air Intake Hose

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. Filter environmental dust, debris and contaminants that can damage or foul up operating systems with custom air filters. Boyd Airflow Management solutions help extend the time between maintenance cycles, reduce warranty claims and improve operational efficiency.

  • Air Baffles
  • Air Ducts
  • Air Filters
  • Fairing Extensions & Flex Extenders
  • Fan & Radiator Shrouds
  • Formed Hoses
  • High Temperature Hoses
  • Radiator Hoses
  • Turbocharger Hoses

Liquid Flow and Containment

RV Bottom Pan Plastic Extrusion

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 experienced field application engineers collaborate with you to design a solution that starts with optimal raw material selection to withstand environmental exposures like UV, oil or harsh chemicals. Our FAEs collaborate with you to optimize industrial design to best fit within your custom application and design for manufacturing for best fabrication efficiencies creating a highly durable liquid management solution custom designed for total lowest landed cost.

Assembly Solutions

Custom Window Assembly for Commercial Vehicle Applications

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.

With strong design support and expertise in molded and extruded polymers, bent aluminum extruded frames, connectors, glass, reinforcing springs, nuts, bolts, durable brackets and other complementary components, Boyd’s expert design teams work with you to create a durable solution customized for your specific assembly application.

  • Medical Contract Manufacturing

Enclosures & Chassis

Protective Electrical Cable Enclosure with Air Vent Perforations

Environmental Enclosures & Chassis protect complex systems from dust and debris in a single component. By utilizing an Environmental Cabinet or Enclosure, multiple components and devices can be housed and protected by one comprehensive solution instead of requiring separate protection for each subassembly.

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.

  • Cabinets & Enclosures
  • Cages & Guards

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