This project's funding goal was not reached on June 20, 2012.
About this project
THE DRA-GUN KICKSTARTER PROJECT;
My Project is about getting my custom molding, casting, coating, spraying tool in the hands of the entrepreneur, artist, sculpture, inventor, set builder, handy person, home hobbyist, contractor, concrete worker, just to name a few. The Dra-gun allows the use of materials never before available to the individual.
MY BACK GROUND;
I am hoping this is a real success story. I started my business while living on my small boat. I was in very cramped quarters, hand mixing materials, making molds and casting parts. I became highly aware of material waste, discarded mixing cups, and hand mixing problems. After acquiring a few customers, I moved into friends garage and continued business from there. I soon found that up-scaling my business would be very costly. I could not afford the expensive equipment that was necessary for liquid injecting parts. Urethane pumps typically run from $5000 to $25,000 for my injection process. So, I improvised and created a positive displacement pump system that could be attached to the common drill. The drill is a great source of power and accurate speed control. The end result was great! Perfectly mixed materials with no waste.
We are now in a turnkey manufacturing environment where I build patterns, cast molds, and make production parts using and testing Dra-guns on a daily basis. The Dra-gun is ready for production. We have all the production tooling in place, and all the major parts are made in house. We use Composite Compression molding, Injection Molding and CNC to produce our "state of the art" light-weight Dra-gun. What we need now are some advance pledges to get us going. Our Rewards ship dates are a "worst case" scenario, and in fact, we will be shipping some rewards right away once funding has closed. Please use the expedite pledge for early shipment!
A VERSATILE TOOL;
After 12 years of design and development the Dra-gun is perfected. The Dra-gun has over 144 parts that make up the sophisticated precision machine necessary for pumping the precise mix of materials. Made of high pressure composite materials, it is light and durable. The Dra-gun is portable and has infinite ratio volume pumps to handle any material. The Dra-gun will pump Silicone, Epoxy, and Urethane. A quick switch bottle system, up to 32 oz., allows for changing materials, from flexible to rigid in just seconds, there is very little material waste. Catalyze the material yourself from hours to seconds in set time. The ratio adjustment is very simple and can be set in seconds. The Dra-gun will maintain the ratio until adjusted again for your next ratio material.
The materials offered in the rewards section are non-hazardous non- v.o.c. and non-flammable, safe to pour or spray. We will be adding pledges for material and also making it available on our website in the future. Clean-up is simple, just one ounce of liquid Dra-gun flush and you have cleared the material. Dra-gun flush can be used over and over. You can put the Dra-gun away and it will be ready for your next project. We will be adding exciting new materials, a wide range of pigments, and some accelerator as the Dra-gun Kickstarter Funding progresses.
Release your unique creativity using the Dra-gun. You can even make incredible molds for concrete. You start by carving Styrofoam block or sheet, then seal hard coat, and then shoot your rubber mold. You can then cast your concrete wall, block, fence, post, or awesome art piece.
Remember always use "safety first" practices, use protective equipment and clothing when spraying materials, and always have a clear work area. ;-)
We will use the Dra-gun Kickstarter funding to purchase materials in advance. We will then build and deliver all rewards as soon as possible. We will offer additional exciting materials like safe body copy materials, and mask making materials. During the funding process we will give day-by-day updates and respond daily to inquires. We will soon have videos of the complete break down and assembly of the Dra-gun, and also a complete inventory of replacement parts. The Dra-gun can be completely disassembled and re-assembled by the user. We will provide an in-depth manual, including graphics, that explain in detail, the full operation and maintenance of the Dra-gun. The Dra-gun Kickstarter Funding will also go towards hiring people to assist in building the Dra-gun and to create a helpful website with a knowledgeable, technical support center. We will include live chat for questions and technical assistance. We will also post any project that people would like to share with the community on the the Dra-gun website.
We currently manufacture all aspects of the Dra-gun in house and with the Dra-gun Kickstarter funding, the Dra-gun will remain 100% made in the USA.
THANK YOU, so much for your support!!!!!
William A. Mace
Flexible materials are indicated as shore "A" durometer
Rigid materials are indicated as shore "D" durometer.
We will have shore "A" 20 through 90
and shore "D" 65 through 85- Very hard.
- (30 days)