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#1 Philip J. Martinez SOC

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:55 PM

I am looking to have some cases re-foamed. Trying to go for custom work over "pluck and pull". Anyone have a place with in driving distance from New York City?

Thank,

Philip
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#2 JamieSilverstein

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 06:05 PM

Philip;
Steve Zuch can do it, but it isn't that cost effective.
Hope that helps.
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#3 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:49 PM

I'm not sure whether this helps you or not but Charlie at Master Case in LA has templates for almost every item we use across the board in the film business and doubt anyone does a nicer custom job than they do with foam. They use varying layers of hard and soft to create the shape and then use a router to round the edges. He could do your foam if you know the items you have and give him your case dimensions. Shipping foam is cheaper than shipping cases.

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#4 Philip J. Martinez SOC

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:08 PM

Thanks guys!! I'll try then both.
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#5 Jameson Johnson

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:27 PM

Hi, I haven't personally used this guy yet, but I've seen many cases he's foamed out. Very high quality work, and uses dense foam for longevity. He's based in MN though, not NY.


Greg Bliss

Case Medics, Inc.

952-461-1173

casemedics@gmail.com

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#6 Jason Comparetto

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:46 AM

We cut custom foam for the camera industry.  We feature high-density foam engineered for maximum protection and cushion for sensitive equipment.  Please contact me at jason@CinemaOxide.com


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#7 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 02:20 PM

Has anyone tried the Kaizen foam? http://www.thepelica...m-set-1541.aspx


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#8 Alan Rencher

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 08:47 PM

This is Pelican's OEM for custom foam: http://www.gbwoodcock.com/

 

They do great work, and their engineers make great designs.


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#9 AdamKeith

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 02:56 PM

Philip,
Try AlPack in Garfield, NJ.
Les Weinstock.

He made cases for Henry Fraga and myself for 2 Artemis Sleds, 2 Custom EFP Sleds
and other cases for accessories.

They also print labels.

http://alpackcases.c...shipping-cases/

Regards,
Adam Keith, SOC.
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#10 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 03:39 PM

So I went with the Kaizen foam I mentioned above and I'm really happy so far. It is a DIY thing where you cut the foam yourself. The plus point is that the foam is much better quality than the pluck and pull crap for about the same price. 

It comes in multiple sheets of about 2 inch thick made of multiple thin layers that you can pull apart horizontally. No cuts vertically, you do them with a box cutter (see video) I then glued the sheets together with carpet tape and the whole thing is pretty sturdy for much less than a laser cut one. 

 

$81.99 for the Pluck an pull

$98.84+shipping for the Kaizen

 

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#11 Katerina Kallergis

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 07:05 PM

Diego at www.MyCaseBuilder.com was great to me. I ordered new custom foam for my sled case.  Designed it online with their software and then worked further with him on the wheel cutouts.  Everything came out great and fit like a glove.  Cost me $190 including the Fail Safe ($8) that they offer in case you mess up on the measuring.  Very useful to me and definitely worth it.

 

Hope this helps with anyone looking to do this in the future.

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#12 Dan Erbeck

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Posted 02 February 2016 - 10:11 AM

I agree with Kat just had my sled case redone there and it looks fantastic. They are located in Paterson NJ. I went there instead of using the online program and had one of there designers take all the measurements. It was at an additional cost but was worth it. Contact Eric over there if you choose to go this route and drop my name. Great guy. Attached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1454425778.798964.jpg   478.31KB   26 downloads
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#13 Deke Keener

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Posted 26 May 2016 - 09:11 PM

Another thumbs up for mycasebuilder.com - Pelican 1650 custom cut for my CineLive is beautiful!

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