Masters of the trade
We have over 40 years of experience making injection molded, waterproof cases in the USA
A Look Back
In the late '80s, injection molded travel cases were rare to non-existent. The material of choice for instrument and camera cases was often aluminum. It was lite weight and relatively strong. Unfortunately, aluminum cases did not perform well in wet weather or around seawater. The metal seams leaked, aluminum corroded, and the gasket seals were more helpful in keeping dust out rather than water. The best waterproof containers were resealable plastic boxes. Out of desperation to provide a truly waterproof container for boating tools and photographic equipment, the plastic injection molded case was born. This technique for making the case enclosure was ideal. Plastic does not corrode and can be highly impact-resistant. Dents are not a problem, either. There is no paint or anodized layer to chip off, and the sealing surfaces for the gasket can be shaped to perfection to give a reliable seal. Plastic cases tend to be a little bulkier, but the benefits outweigh that small trade-off.
Filling The Gap
Underwater Kinetics was the first manufacturer to make an injection molded case for the outdoor adventurer to protect delicate equipment. Military and industrial users rapidly discovered the virtues of the injection molded case, and a whole industry was born. Today the specific needs are far more sophisticated than just keeping water out. Manufacturers often want the case to be an integral part of their electronic product. RF shielding, anti-static surfaces, flame retardant materials, special colors, and unique resins are all part of the spectrum of plastic injection molded cases.
Made in the USA
It's no secret that American-made products are built to last. We take pride in creating quality flashlights and cases that stand the test of time. We believe in harnessing the talent of this great nation and carrying on the American tradition of manufacturing. It is truly the backbone of our economy, and we strive to support it.
In 2012 UK President Alan Uke published Buying America Back, which outlines his plan to promote American industry by helping American consumers better understand where their goods (and services) come from.
Publisher: Select Books (April 10, 2012)