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Flight Case Construction

3D Flight Case Construction

Flight Case extrusions 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.

Flight Case Design
Single Edge Extrusion

Inherent Weakness:
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.

Flight Case CAD Drawing
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'.

Male and female flight case lid extrusionThe 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.

Flight Case - Guarantee

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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3D Flight Cases Ltd
4 Maunsell Road
Castleham Industrial Estate
St Leonards, Hastings
TN38 9NN

             

             
 

             
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3D Cases Ltd is a limited company number 7538601 registered in England at 16 Ferniefields, High Wycombe, HP12 4SP. Our VAT number GB 112 3647 47. version v.

 

Flight Case Gallery

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F1 Gear Box


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Motorsport Cases


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Drive Shaft case


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Production equipment arrives to be loaded onto stage rig

George Michael


Production equipment arrives to be loaded onto stage rig
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65 inch panasonic plasma screen flight case with access for stand attachment

65-inch plasma case


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Christie Projector Cases


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Sleeved Racks


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Projector Cases


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Custom Foam Insert


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Radio Mic Rack


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Digico Desk Case  DiGiCo audio desk case with flight cased control rackflight-case-digico-digital-mixing-deskDigico Desk Case
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Digico Desk Case


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Hi-Fi Case  Hi Fi flight case built for AC/DC tourHi-Fi Case
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Hi-Fi Case


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Kitchen Set-Up


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