SKB™ Cases -
The Ultimate Protection For Your Sensitive Equipment
M-Line is your regional distributor for SKB Cases. Same strength as Pelican, but lighter, because only SKB uses 100% virgin resin to manufacture it's cases. No regrind added, regrind uses more resin (making the cases heavier) to get the same strength. The workhorse I-Series has over 49 stock sizes and growing. Combine SKB cases with M-Lines expertise to design and provide custom foam inserts and you have a winning combination.
SKB is known around the world as the leading innovator and manufacturer of the finest instrument and equipment cases. Since it's inception leading companies have proudly used SKB cases for protection of their valuable products. SKB builds cases for a variety of markets (Industrial/Military, Sports, Music and Photo/Video) and that diversity allows us to be more creative and innovative in our case designs across the board. SKB has a true sense of accomplishment for more than 40 years of steady growth and for it's adherence to quality standards that has made SKB an industry leader. SKB remains dedicated to the assurance that every SKB case has been manufactured with an unconditional commitment to unsurpassed quality and superior protection.
This is SKB’s latest venture in our quest to provide the most innovative hard shell case products. Injection molding is an expensive investment and there is no room for error. Made with extreme pressure, even the smallest injection molded part requires a very large and heavy mold. SKB has molds that are nearly 20 tons! Many of our parts, such as our patented Trigger Latches are produced by the injection mold process. Our 3i case series includes a gasket that makes the case watertight and dust proof. Our latest injection molded cases for guitars and basses are very popular with touring musicians. These cases have dual lives as they are also used for military weapons. Never before has an ATA flight case been so lightweight, yet so advanced.
In 1997, SKB invested in roto-mold machinery. These molds are ideal for making larger cases and cylindrical cases. The PE roto-mold material starts as a fine powder that is measured according to the size of the case. The material is then sealed up in a multi-piece aluminum mold and fixed on a biaxial rotating wheel. The material is heated at 800° in a very large oven while constantly rotating. The powder melts and coats the inside of the mold and after cooling, the cast is disassembled and the case is removed. Roto-molding is great for providing maximum protection and can withstand maximum impact in transport.
Also known as thermal form, this was the first and most recognized “SKB Style” case. This method is very popular for guitar or band instrument cases. In 1990, SKB developed the first vacuum formed rack case. Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) or Polyethylene (PE) is formed into solid sheets of material. The sheets are heated and are vacuum formed around aluminum castings, thus taking the shape of the mold. The edges have the distinctive aluminum valance that provides rigid construction as well as a secure fit. Vacuum formed products are known for their light weight and extreme durability.
Selecting case hardware
Getting your equipment safely from point A to point B is paramount. Wheels, handles, purge valves, forklift risers, and more.
M-line will help you choose!
We have the expertise and experience to help specify the right case for your application. M-LINE is proud to be an authorized SKB™ distributor. Scoll the gallery below to see more examples.
skb lifetime warranty!
SKB brand hardshell cases are fully warranted against defects in materials and craftsmanship for the life of the case to the original owner. That means, if your case breaks, SKB will supply replacement parts, repair the case, or replace your case for as long as you own it. Proof of Purchase is required for all warranty claims.