Clients Over The Years
Our design team have worked with too many tours to list, so here are just the ones who enjoyed No1 single or album success.
Bay City Rollers
Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Paul McCartney & Wings
Stiff Little Fingers
Curiosity Killed The Cat
Dexy's Midnight Runners
Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Tears For Fears
Terence Trent D'Arby
The Human League
Boyz II Men
Def Leppard Depeche Mode
Ocean Colour Scene
The Chemical Brothers
Wet Wet Wet
3D Flight Case Construction
The basic flight case design is a wooden box nailed together with aluminium edging added - Well not anymore. The most important downfall of most flight cases is the inherent weakness of pining the case panels together and then riveting an external 'finishing' aluminium edge to the case to cover the nails and plywood joints.
Some 28 years ago the guys at 3D Cases developed their now famous 'double extrusion' to overcome this problem. This changed the basic flight case manufacturing method and enabled them to lead the field in the construction of flight cases capable of withstanding the toughest of environments and the rigours of constant use. Today they still use this same 'double extrusion' method although the custom extrusions have been developed and refined over the years.
Single Edge Extrusion
1. When the rivets holding the extrusion to the case are 'set' they only pull into the soft wood on the inside of the case.
2. Case flexing will break glue joint
3. A side impact can 'push in' the panel
4. Aluminium quality is usually too soft
By making this 'double angel' section an integral part of the case construction it also produces flight case that are far more rigid and with joints that could never work loose or break apart over time. This in turn produced a far superior case, with increased strength, gave a longer working life, and with virtually no increase in weight.
3D designs it's own extrusions and our latest 'double' extrusion is produced from high quality hardened alloy (as used in aircraft construction) which is used to join and strengthen the flight case panels.
CAD Drawing With this method of case construction the flat panels are slotted into the extrusion, eliminating the problem of the glue line breaking, and then riveted in to place. The rivet passes through external angle, the case panel and the inside angle so when 'set' the rivet pulls the extrusion tight onto the wood. This 'double' extrusion also adds rigidity to the panels and does not allow a panel to be 'pushed in'.
The next new construction feature 3D designers developed was the use of 'male & female' aluminium closing extrusions. Again made from the same high quality aluminium as our double angle, this not only added more rigidity to the panel but ensured that the lid closes securely on the base of the case.
These unique methods of flight case construction set the standard in flight case strength and reliability. In fact, today a few other case companies have chosen to copy our superior flight case technology, but never reaching the 3D Cases quality with their own custom designs.
3D Flight Case Guarantee
We confidently offer a 10 year guarantee on all our flight cases as with over 30 years of designing flight cases we know how frustrating a damaged flight case can be on a tour. We do not build 'Bedroom' flight cases or import 'Look-a-Like' cases from China, our cases are designed to be used on a daily basis on world wide tours. Unlike other companies we not only guarantee all our case hardware fittings but also the case construction against wear and tear - that is, after all why you buy flight cases.
Our guarantee does not include abuse by children under the age of four or bad fork lift driving but does include Heathrow baggage handlers!
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