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What do we mean by ‘Box Build’? From the simplest PCB housed in a hand-held enclosure, to complex wire looms and assemblies with thousands of different components, box build is as broad a term as there could be in modern electronics.

Box build is also known as systems integration, mechanical or top level assembly. One thing we are sure of, however, is that we can help you with it.

visualisation of a box build

Because of the huge range of components and consumables that could conceivably be sourced for box build projects, Rapid is a natural ‘box build’ distributor. Everything from passives to PCBs, displays to terminal blocks, relays to fuses, sensors to LEDs, cables to heatsinks and of course the enclosures themselves – all are available from stock from Rapid.

As well as being able to action your BOM, we can support you with a range of services – such as bespoke enclosure modifications and cable assembly – that will reduce how much of your box build you are forced to outsource. We have the product knowledge and the technical expertise to fully support you, including providing the following services:

  • Bulk volume discounts
  • Access to extended ranges
  • Design-in service & technical support
visualisation of a box build

Here are our five top tips for a better Box Build …

  1. Clarify what is to be included in your BOM (eg. all fasteners & fixings, consumables)
  2. Specify tolerances & finishes for drawn or bespoke items
  3. Provide CAD models & detailed circuit schematics to your CEM partner
  4. Produce a prototype unit to assist your manufacturer
  5. Ensure basic electrical safety testing is completed on finished unit – functionality & factory acceptance testing also an advantage

For a detailed quote on your BOM, contact our quotes team: Quotations


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