About Electronic Enclosures Inc., and
Custom Development of Rack Mount Systems

Electronic Enclosures, Inc. (EEi) evolved out of producing enclosure parts and assemblies designed by customers. Precision sheet metal methods and design is not taught in any depth at universities. There are many misconceptions and widespread misinformation prevalent in corporate product design of today. Production sheet metal shops have very different ideas about part design that affects manufacturability which directly reflects on cost and repeatability and quality. It’s rarely one big thing that makes the difference but more a myriad of details that add up to a huge difference in your final cost. Suppliers will tell you they can manufacture anything in their wheelhouse just to get the sale. They can, but at what cost? This often comes with additional secondary operations, overproduction, and weeding through the production run to ensure they have enough acceptable parts. Any overage they may produce is factored into the price per piece that you pay. Most suppliers will deny that this is the case just to maintain customer relations.
In 2017 Mr. Goss, Founder and CTO, restructured EEi to provide the whole package, custom electromechanical design, manufacturing and value added box-builds.At EEi, Mr. Goss directs our Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) methodology, a buzzword frequently used but rarely or properly practiced. He has practiced this culture of ESI well before the acronym launched itself into the language of the industry. EEi practices ESI both internally and externally with our customers and all outside services.

Through his career Mr. Goss has been immersed in design and manufacturing – holding positions on both sides. He has lectured on this subject to 1,000s of working engineers about the importance and the integration of in-depth manufacturing process knowledge into design. He lectured nationwide and internationally for 10 years until his wife said “enough traveling!”

“Whether internal or outsourced, the designer or engineer must know his or her suppliers’ manufacturing processes and sequencing, what is cost-effective, what’s not, what the CNC machineries’ depth and breadth of capabilities are and tolerances the CNC machinery can hold repeatability without increasing costs. AND, this will be different for each supplier that provides the same process. Once you know all that about each supplier, these manufacturing capabilities insert themselves into the design methodology, approach and process. AND, not the other way around of designing and then addressing the manufacturing and costs . . .”

rack mount chassis expert Don Goss
Mr. Goss, President & CTO

“It can’t end there. Whether internal or outsourced, every manufacturing facility has preferences driven by the workforce running the CNC machines followed by the numerous secondary operations. The workforce too must be known. With the knowledge of the CNC’s capabilities, available tooling, workforce preferences and capabilities the designer or engineer may then prioritize their effective use resulting in dramatic outcomes. When designers or engineers have enough knowledge and talent to go into the shop and produce what they design, you get a completely different result through an improved design resulting in greater repeatable quality, lower cost and quicker time-to-market with fewer missteps.”