Designing Electronic Product Enclosures

  • Tony Serksnis

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About this book


This text explains the process of the design of product electronic enclosures. These products typically contain a printed circuit board.  The text takes the reader from the original idea for a product, through the shipment in quantity to a customer. For the product enclosure designer, this proceeds through design layout, material selection, prototype building, testing, and ongoing design improvement.

The book presents a substantive and lucid treatment of the structural, thermal, user-interface, assembly, quality control, and cost considerations of the product enclosure. Of special note is a discussion on the regulatory issues involved with the design of a product. A main thrust of the text is on the "commercialization" aspects of electronic products, that is, when an enclosure is needed for the product to meet environmental and certification requirements globally. The book targets the broadest audience tasked to design/manufacture an enclosure, from mechanical/industrial engineers to designers and technicians. While the intent of the text is not to provide a complete understanding of relevant physical phenomena addressed (strength of materials, shock and vibration, heat transfer), the book provides a ready reference on how and where these key properties may be considered in the design of most electronic enclosures.

Elucidates successful enclosure design for electronic products, defining the design team and the definition of success

Explains the processes for building enclosures, including printed circuit board layout (mechanical considerations) and optimal object placement, structural considerations, material selection, and user interface design

Includes treatment of serviceability, product environments, standards and testing, cooling techniques as well as guidelines for Electromagnetic Compliance (EMC) standards and testing required to pass FCC/CE

Reinforces design concepts presented with relevant solved problems


Enclosures for Electronic Products Heat Mitigation in Electronics Enclosure Vibration in Electronics Enclosure Designing Enclosures Designing Mechanical Enclosures Packaging for Products Product Enclosures

Authors and affiliations

  • Tony Serksnis
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  1. 1.San JoseUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-69394-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-69395-8
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