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Funding Suspended
Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter over 3 years ago
$1,834
pledged of $3,000pledged of $3,000 goal
98
backers
Funding Suspended
Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter over 3 years ago

About

The Bulcan- A 21st century device for drinking or an ageless piece for your collection.

How to use the Bulcan:

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The element: ( Brushed Titanium Bulcans Unlocked at level 10k)

You're going to need a lot of heat if you want to melt this!
You're going to need a lot of heat if you want to melt this!
X-Mas is around the corner! The Bulcan will make a perfect gift!
X-Mas is around the corner! The Bulcan will make a perfect gift!

Inspiration: 

Ahhh...the Alps! An adventurous wonderland and birthplace of the Bulcan holder!
Ahhh...the Alps! An adventurous wonderland and birthplace of the Bulcan holder!

 Ahhh...the Alps! An adventurous wonderland and birthplace of the Bulcan holder! The inspiration behind the Bulcan holder's patent pending design came from an ordinary trip to Europe last year to an extraordinary concept. I was drinking, sipping and ahhhing a good old open soda can at a pretty good burger joint in the Alps when the slightly wet can suddenly slipped from my grasp and spilt all over my newly bought attire. From that very moment, something clicked; if only the can had a handle, It would have probably saved me a couple hundred Euros from the loss of my favorite cloths I had ruined. So the journey began, and now the idea is finally in fully working, but not so much known to soda lovers, the Bulcan I must insist to present to your grasp....whether you're at a family barbaque or a formal get-together, the Bulcan holder is sure to grab much attention and let the conversation begin!

The Bulcan color choices!

3 Super awesome color choices to choose from!

Option 1: Deep Ocean Blue (Gloss+double coat finish)

Option 2: Tropical Rain-forest Green (Gloss+double coat finish)

Option 3: Classic Ferrari Red (Gloss+double coat finish)

New Reward added: Early Bird--Rainbow edition 3x

New Reward/Stretch Goal:

Limited Edition Brushed Titanium Bulcans...Unlocked at level $10,000

For backers that prefer the option of pure brushed titanium to appreciate the metal itself :)
For backers that prefer the option of pure brushed titanium to appreciate the metal itself :)
 

How it works:

Enjoy your soda in just 3 easy steps! (note: the Bulcan in the drawing is supposed to be turned upside down...or imagine the soda can the other way; see the video to see how it fits:)
Enjoy your soda in just 3 easy steps! (note: the Bulcan in the drawing is supposed to be turned upside down...or imagine the soda can the other way; see the video to see how it fits:)

-Using a very unique, hand-designed by me personally with many many countless hours in my garage (my epic man-cave "work-shop" my family calls it) (hey...Apple was born in a Garage...right? :)...and after making and tossing many prototypes that just didn't make the final cut....the actual Bulcan was born!

-By grasping the handle in a neutral grip (left or right handed) Gently place the top "tooth" of the Bulcan on the rim of the soda can and then firmly press the bottom "tooth" of the Bulcan holder against the very bottom of the soda can you desire.*notice the firm and steady grip, you can literally shake it all around, up and down, left and right, up - side down....the Bulcan will never let go guaranteed or your money back!

Ideal for left or right handed grips  Ideal for left or right handed grips
Ideal for left or right handed grips Ideal for left or right handed grips

Note...if you test out the Bulcan holder in the fashion explained above, please make sure to let the soda can fiz-out and rest for at least 5 minutes before proceeding to enjoy :)

Funding

Even though I have some material left (depending on how far this campaign goes...sky's the limit) We need to still raise money for professional laser cutting, mass production costs (it would be literally impossible to make so many of these and ship them out to Bulcan ' s loyal backers from my small garage shop), Finishing, custom packing, and other related costs. Given the material costs savings, however, The pricing for the Bulcans will be much lower for our loyal Kickstarter backers Than our final market retail pricing after this campaign is over. Also shipping is free not only in the USA, but anywhere in the world. That's right...shipping to any country is absolutely %100 free and only possible exclusively in the 30 day time frame of the Bulcan ' s deadline...be sure to check out the rewards before they are gone!

Production schedule

We plan to run this project in tandem alongside our Stretch Goal Surprise Bonus! Allowing for both the Bulcan holder and the surprise bonus to be cut and finished simultaneously, Ultimately saving our customers money! These will be cut using grade A titanium using top of the line industrial laser cutting technology available to date. Then given a durable finish and 2 coats of extra fine gloss finish with the color of your choice. Both the Bulcan' s and Surprise bonus laser cuttings will happen 1-2 weeks after the campaign deadline: (Oct. 11th, 2015) thus allowing all the shipments to Backers world-wide to begin by late October! We already have a guaranteed open slot with the manufactures, so time is ticking.

Stretch Goals/ Surprise bonus

Coming soon...See our project updates for More details on stretch goals as they are introduced and/or achieved.  

Enjoy your soda with the Bulcan holder!
Enjoy your soda with the Bulcan holder!
Which color to choose?
Which color to choose?

 Titanium Advantages

Titanium can withstand long periods of exposure to salt water in marine atmospheres, as well, which makes it of particular value in coastal regions. It is also a very ductile material that can be worked into many shapes. Titanium’s melting point is very high, at 3000 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes it able to bear high-heat environments. It is also nonmagnetic and does not conduct heat or electricity well. All of these qualities make it an especially good choice for aircraft parts. Welding of titanium requires special treatment to avoid intrusion of impurities into the weld, which can cause cracking and failure. Machining of titanium must also be done using specific processes to avoid softening and galling of the metal.

Use in Aircraft Construction

Titanium is used in a variety of parts in aircraft construction, both on the exterior framework and in the engine. Titanium can be found on parts for landing gear, internal components of wings, propellers and other components. It can also be found within the aircraft engine, such as the housing, fan blades, pumps, screens and components that may be exposed to high temperatures. Steel and steel alloys are still used extensively in many aircraft because of cost considerations. Titanium is not only an expensive material, the costs involved in properly machining the metal often make it less feasible for widespread use throughout the aircraft. Titanium alloys are common in aircraft construction with complex compounds used to provide specific qualities for particular parts, such as with aluminium for hydraulic tubing and with tin and chromium for frames and engines.

Risks and challenges

At this point in time, our only risks are unforseen events that may delay manufacturer, Such as machining malfunctions or other production related mishaps. I have personally visited our manufacturing source, And have overseen a small sample production run of the Bulcan holders. We are proud and enthusiastic about our level of full confidence and trust in the manufacturer and fulfillment of each and every backers' reward and/or rewards.

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    Your support for the Bulcan holder is super cool and greatly appreciated. You are also encouraging USA made products which is too awesome in all aspects. A virtual high five and special thank you from Bulgaricus Designs.

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    Early Bird--Rainbow edition (reward available + based on loyal backer's request :) Three Bulcan holders (save $8), in the colors of your chioce, and FREE US+Global shipping (will go fast though)

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Funding period

- (30 days)