Something along the line of parent company borrowing too much money for expansion(both it and caselabs) and then running into financial hardship and deciding to close up shop. The thermaltake lawsuit,clone was never going to cause caselabs to go under. As long as the parent company was still financially healthy, caselabs would have survived. If you look at other small case manufacturers in the US like sliger, its all similar, they make there bread and butter off server chasis for b2b and government/public sector related contracts. The pc case enthusiast is just an small part of there business. If you look at the european niche pc case makers (hexgear, etc), they are really silent (almost no activity) and everything is out of stock almost for long ti
Caselabs was never really profitable imo as considering the time it took them to ship out cases(weeks to months). Only way for it to make money if the parent company already was making server racks (custom) as it main line of business so the equipment was largely the parent company and it got lower material pricing because they were buying for california manufacturing and caselabs. I think caselabs could come out with cases on timely basis if was not for fact, the priority of the business was always the server chassis. Server Chassis, larger than expected orders for caselabs, too many side projects (bullet,etc) resulted in overload and long delays in bringing out its Gemini cases.
Last edited by Section31; 03-18-2020 at 04:55 PM.