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3 compartments separate food, clean ice & beverages. Cutting Board/Lid Keeps Ice Longer| Impact Resistant Made Tough| Lifetime Warranty
3 compartments separate food, clean ice & beverages. Cutting Board/Lid Keeps Ice Longer| Impact Resistant Made Tough| Lifetime Warranty
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Tooling Ordered!

Posted by Gene Perkins (Creator)
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Hi Everyone!  Just a quick note to let you all know that we have placed the order for the Injection Mold tooling!  The first step is for our toolmaker to get the steel, then they will begin cutting the molds from it to create our parts.  Very exciting process!  We will keep you all posted along the way with pictures and videos of the manufacturing.

A big thanks to those of you that have filled out your surveys.  We will send a reminder to those who have yet to complete surveys in a week or so.

Very best regards, and thanks again for your support!

Gene & Team JOEE

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    1. Milo Dodds on

      Would love to see any photos you might like share. It's going to be a pretty good size mold. Awesome !! I bet you're super excited about this all happening, I am too.

    2. Gene Perkins Creator on

      Thanks for the message, Milo. We did look at alternative manufacturing methods (vacuum forming, blow molding, rotomolding, RIM, etc) but the injection molding fits our design the best because of the stiffing ribs and other design features. We plan on using HDPE as our plastic (same material as you would find in milk jugs, just a lot thicker), so it will have some flexibility and lots of durability. The HDPE will be food grade too, non-BPA, so you don't have to worry about chemicals getting into your clean ice. HDPE will make a nice cutting board surface too!
      Thanks!

    3. Milo Dodds on

      It's good that you're getting the mold made out of steel as opposed to aluminum. The more you invest in a high quality mold from a reputable mold maker the better, nothing is worse for an injection molder than getting a poor quality mold. These are going to be quite large parts so cooling the mold is going to be an issue. Did you also consider blow molding as opposed to injection. The reason I ask is that motorcycle fenders tend to be blow molded as opposed to injection molded, that type of molding makes parts a bit more flexible. Injection molded parts tend to be more rigid, naturally the type of plastic you choose makes the difference too. The other challenge with many plastics is that the colder the temperature they are exposed to the more brittle many of them become. Just wanted to share some of my experience I learned over the years helping my parents with their injection molding business.