Portable Server Racks

These portable server racks are designed to carry over a quarter of a tonne of the computer server including switches and ancillary equipment. Each flight case rack has a custom designed internal frame constructed using 25mm steel tubing with racking strips front and back and a third rail to support the IBM sliding shelf system.

Portable Server Rack

The outer server rack case is designed with front and rear removable lids allowing full access to the servers for servicing or patching. In addition are six locking castors and eight large recessed handles fitted to the flight cases making these truly portable server racks.

The 1000mm deep internal frame is mounted on twelve anti-vibration mounts within the flight case ensuring the 300kgs of 19″ servers  travel isolated from the outside world of vibrations and shocks.

3D Flight Cases offer a full range of standard and bespoke potable 19″  server racks for any make of computers, servers, telecoms switching or other IT equipment.

Flight Case For Single Marshall Head

Jim Marshall, who sadly died earlier this year was the force behind Marshall amplifiers which is one of the most popular flight cases we produced. Bands like AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Status Quo and many other ‘Rock’ bands who had lines of Marshall equipment behind them on stage have been customers for many years and between them have had flight cases for just about every model in the Marshall amplifier range.

Bands have also had many designs for their amp head flight cases, from single head cases to flight cases to hold six or more with the multiple head flight cases all being fitted with wheels.
Our flight cases are designed for professional use, protecting your equipment whilst touring the planet year after year and ensuring it continues to work gig after gig.

Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson RIP

Radiohead resumed their world tour last night and paid tribute to drum tech Scott Johnson, with Scott’s image being displayed on their video screens at their first concert since the tragedy.

Scott from Doncaster, was well known in the industry working with Radiohead and Keane, both having been customers of 3D Cases directors. Scott was killed when the Radiohead stage roof collapsed in Canada.

Our thoughts are with Scott’s family and all those close to him and would also like to wish a speedy and full recovery to the others that were injured in this tragedy.

Rest in peace Scott.

Justin Case

3D News Desk

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Fender Vibro-King Flight Case

Flight Case – Fender Vibro-King

Fender combination amp flight cases are one of the most popular combo amp flight cases we are asked to manufacture. The Fender Vibro-King flight case shown here is typical of combo case designs with the amp in the base of the case which has and a larger lift of lid. The lid of the case can also be used to stand the combo on to raise it off the stage.

Usually made from our 7mm flight case materials to keep the weight down whilst our ‘double angle’ keeps the case incredibly rigid with no flexing of the flight case even when it is open. The 3D method of flight case construction has allowed hundreds of major bands to tour the world many times over with there combo amp arriving in perfect working order night after night.

All our flight cases are available with a panel thickness of 7mm, 10mm or 13mm and are available in a wide choice of colours and finishes including glass reinforced polyester (GRP), Vameldeck or High Pressure Laminate (HPL) along with lightweight astraboard or the more expensive and strongest in our lightweight range consisting of an aluminium honeycomb with glass fibre skins.

Justin Case

3D News Desk

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Jim Marshall

Jim Marshall 1923 – 2012

This morning Iron Maiden ordered another double Marshall head case, sadly, this afternoon I heard about the passing of Jim Marshall OBE whose guitar amplifiers are used by Maiden along with many of the biggest names in rock.

Jim Marshall was was the founder of Marshall Amplifiers, his customers included some of rock’n'roll’s most prominent guitarists. and his products seen on just about every stage around the world.  His iconic ‘ Marshall Stack’ came about in 1959 and become a defining feature in rock bands’ backlines for generations and lead to Jim becoming known as “The Father of Loud”, at 3D Cases we lost track of how many Marshall 4×12 flight cases we have made over the decades. it seemed to us just about every guitarist had them, many of them with dozens stacked high upstage and defiantly the most popular flight cased item in the world.

As we learnt today, in addition to the creation of the amps chosen by countless guitar heroes and game-changing bands, Jim was also an incredibly humble and generous man who, over the past several decades, has quietly donated many millions of pounds to worthy causes.

Jim Marshall will be remembered alongside the likes of Les Paul and Leo Fender and  as one of the founding members of the modern electric guitar sound, in fact the sound of rock music itself.

It goes without saying that our thoughts at 3D Cases are with Jim’s family, friends and colleagues.

Rest in peace Jim Marshall OBE.

You allowed many artists and rock fans enjoy music at it’s best

You can leave your condolences on the Jim Marshall website

Justin Case

3D News Desk

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NATO Stock Number

NATO Stock Numbers

As well as our custom flight cases and custom 19″ racks 3D Flight Cases also offer a huge range of standard sized cases and racks, of which around 1200 have been assigned NATO Stock Numbers.

We have now added a searchable list of all NATO Stock numbers for all our products that have these codes.

A NATO Stock Number, or as it is known in the USA, a National Stock Number (NSN) consists of a 13-digit numeric code and is recognized by all NATO countries and identifies all ‘ standardized material items of supply ‘.

These are not only used by the military but by relief agencies around the globe, government offices and by many countries outside NATO including for example Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

Justin Case
3D News Desk

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Happy Birthday Pish !

Mr Pish

What can i say Sir.

Here you are at 60 collecting your bus pass and i’m fucking glad i’m not that old, yet!

Pish – a liittle worse for wear in a middle east watering hole

You and I have, with the help of some incredible colleagues and friends have had some of the best times of our lives here and overseas – shit gigs, good gigs, high profile global live TV gigs to pub gigs and gigs for our mates in their farm house front room, and if anyone can fuck it up and bring it to a holt you can, and in style! But we have ‘got away’ with them all – well there was this time when the BBC put up ‘Due to technical problems…. ‘ enough said.

My camera was a little worse for wear here as well

Pish,  Happy Birthday mate,  I will be back in Peterborough on Friday for a few days -  fancy a drink?

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Aluminium Cases

Defender Aluminium Cases

We offer four different types of DEFENDER aluminium boxes, from the a low-cost Defender KA44 entry models through the Defender KA64 which is probably the most popular, upwards to the Defender KA74 and on up to the top of the range watertight Defender KA94 made from thicker aluminium and with fully welded seams.

Aluminium cases, whilst light are extremely strong, robust, antimagnetic and unaffected by extreme temperatures. Because aluminium is rustproof and very easy to clean, these aluminium containers are ideally suited for use in clean room and food environments.

Justin Case
3D News Desk

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Tony Iommi – Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath’s legendary guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with early stage Lymphoma.

Lymphoma is a cancer and treatment might involve chemotherapy and in some cases radiotherapy and/or bone marrow transplantation, and can be curable depending on the histology, type, and stage of the disease.

The official statement reads:

‘With the news that Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, his bandmates would like everyone to send positive vibes to the guitarist at this time. Iommi is currently working with his doctors to establish the best treatment plan–the “IRON MAN” of Rock & Roll remains upbeat and determined to make a full and successful recovery.

This comes as Black Sabbath–Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass) and Bill Ward (drums)–are writing and recording their first album in 33 years in Los Angeles (still set for release this fall) with producer Rick Rubin. They will now go to the UK to continue to work with Tony. Further information will be released as it becomes available.’

3D Flight Cases wish Tony a speedy and full recovery.

Justin Case

3D News Desk

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