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Dear SwissMak Kickstarter Backers,
It’s been a long time since our last update, and exactly a year since the end of our Kickstarter campaign. We are obviously far behind schedule... Read more
Finished with most major components. Hard anodize looking good!
We got a couple pallets of our parts back from the anodizer yesterday, and so far everything looks amazing! The hard anodized parts came out as a charcoal grey color,... Read more
New Years progress report
Happy New Year everyone! Let's recap what we have been doing since the last update.
We made the largest parts of the SwissMaks a while ago; these two large parts... Read more
A video from inside the machining center. Tons of aluminum!
Here's a video of the machining cycles it takes to make one of the two very large parts of the SwissMak.
We will be putting out more... Read more
Twice the tools!
We've been busy getting stuff done for the last few weeks! Let's start with the improvements over the prototype machine.
The v2 prototype had a tool turret with a capacity... Read more
Making jigs and checking flatness
The mill is up and running, and we're starting with the biggest parts first. Every SwissMak mill-turn machine is built on a huge solid bar of aluminum for rigidity. The... Read more
We're about to begin machining the first SwissMak!
We took delivery of the machining center in mid August, hooked it up to air and power, and had it installed a week after it came into the shop. Our... Read more
New Machine Day!
Yesterday, August 14th, we finally got our VMC delivered to the shop! It's a Doosan DNM 5700.
It comes standard with 30 tools, a 12,000 rpm dual contact spindle, a... Read more
VMC arrives on August 14th
It's been 35 days since our last update. We have good news and bad news.
The good news is that we are still on track to be shipping... Read more
Getting ready to set up shop
We're nearing our first major update but we aren't quite to the exciting part yet. Here's a brief summary of what we have done so far:
- We checked... Read more
Great Kickstarter campaign! Now the fun begins...
On Friday May 18th we finished strong with just under $190,000 pledged. Over $50,000 came in during the last two days! Keep in mind we never spent a... Read more
We reached the funding goal! 7 days left to pledge!
Great news backers!
Yesterday the campaign exceeded the funding goal of $120,000! This means the Kickstarter is successful, and the project will be funded. Kickstarter will start processing payments when... Read more
Two weeks in, 83% funded!
Today is the 14th day since we launched. Within the first 24 hours, the campaign raised just over $60,000, and the remaining ~$40,000has been pledged... Read more