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The Easiest Way to Organize and Protect your Stuff... but you be the judge...
The Easiest Way to Organize and Protect your Stuff... but you be the judge...
202 backers pledged $15,637 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi… I'm Jeffrey Bean from Dover New Hampshire and I am launching my invention on KICKSTARTER after nearly 4 years of development in my spare time.  Help support my start-up, provide good jobs for New Englanders, and get some pretty cool and really useful stuff at the same time... Thanks for your support!

My products are based around the Patent Pending Side Opening Organizers I call Twist Tubes...

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Twist Tubes are a simple yet highly effective means of organizing, storing and protecting thousands of items . My products offer radical improvements over current storage and organization solutions. I hope you will agree and help make StorTECH products a household name!

Twist Tubes are just the beginning...my various carrier systems and accessories add a whole new dimension to organizing not seen in competitive products any where... 

ULTRASTOR - 4 PACKRACK

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 8 TUBE CUBE Rotatary Organizer

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 HANGnSTOR Mobile Storage System...

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 SNAPnSTOR Mount Clip System

Click here to see the SNAPnSTOR Mount Clip in action... and the SNAPnSLIDE divider...

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" I Want That " TV show segment...

I introduced this product line at the National Tool and Hardware show and was selected to be featured on  "I Want That" show on the DIY network as seen here...

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 I also received a Sliver Award (second place) for "The Most Innovative NEW Product"

PRODUCT QUALITY

I have chosen to produce my products with the highest quality plastics. The clear portion of the tubes, the TUBE CUBE frame and UltraStor Rack are made of Polycarbonate... the same stuff safety glasses are made of. This resin will not crack or split like the cheap acrylics used in so many storage products... Even the colored tubes are made of superior ABS instead of the cheaper Polystyrene. Checkout this test DRTV spot of a 4000 lb car being placed on top of 8 Large Twist tubes...

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I use these products all around my Home Office and Workplace... and are great for just about anyone!

a few pictures of other uses at my home...

UltraStor with Office Products...
UltraStor with Office Products...
Theres no better system for Crafts than StorTECH Tubes
Theres no better system for Crafts than StorTECH Tubes
Keep your work area super clean and organized!
Keep your work area super clean and organized!
XBOX gaming wires and accessories...
XBOX gaming wires and accessories...
USB and memory sticks on my printer and computer
USB and memory sticks on my printer and computer

5S Manufacturing & Organizations Systems

Lean manufacturing and 5S Organization systems are a perfect fit for the Twist Tube products. I developed a CNC Operator training program for Great Bay Community College in conjunction with SIG Sauer (the gun guys) and we are using the tubes throughout the program to store and organize in ways that are not possible without the tubes... We mount tubes right on the CNC machines to hold tooling, accessories and supplies right where they are easily seen and accessible. This eliminates wasted time looking for items and can clearly see when items are missing or out of stock. We also use the TUBE CUBES and UltraSTOR for our expendable tooling storage. I intend to pursue 5S applications as an integral part of my future sales and product offering. Checkout more about the CNC operator program here http://ampednh.com/news-details/Innovative-CNC-training-boot-camps-helping-NH-employers-build-workforce/295

I believe these products are the most versatile and effective small parts storage and organization system available.  The functionality is unrivaled in the industry and I look forward to hearing from you as to how you use my products to make your life a little easier...  here are the REWARDS I am offering in exchange for your support.

REWARDS...

Colors...

Currently the colors are Blue for the Small Tubes and Green for the large tubes.  The Rack Systems are going to be a grey similar to the CAD rendering shown.  I have only molded them in clear as shown in some of the photographs but will be going to a grey so I can mold them in a re-grind polycarbonate.  

 If we meet my initial goal of $7,500 I will add the stretch goal option of selecting your choice of the following colors.  I will also offer Clear or white for the TUBE CUBE frame and UltrSTOR Rack. Right now I can only offer the Blue and Green for the tubes as the color mastering and production run cost would be to high for the initial rewards. 

Also note that the colors may vary slightly from those shown...

I hope you can find something that you can use around your home, office or work place... and don't forget... They make great gifts for this Christmas because you KNOW they won't have one of these!

Made in the USA!      (100% in New England)

I am especially proud to say my products are made in the USA... I have made great effort to design my products for efficient mass production as to be capable of being produced economically right here at home.  It is my goal to expand production locally as I grow in order to provide good sustainable employment to area residents...

Partners 

Polyject of Amherst NH is my injection molding partner and they have been instrumental in helping me get to this point.  I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a good, affordable and reliable injection molding source...

Berube Tool & Die in Plasitow NH is another quality partner to whom I owe great thanks... Berube is an excellent provider of precision machining, wire EDM and fixture design and build.  Roland Berube has been extremely helpful in many ways moving this project forward.

TECHCADCAM of Dover NH ... oh yea... that's me... I have personally designed all the injection molds on my Cimatron CAD CAM software. After designing the Injection Molds I used Cimatron to NC program the HAAS CNC machine and make the molds in my garage... 

  • For those interested in what the CAD CAM process entails check out this over view...
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WHAT AM I TRYING TO DO...I have spent the last four years of my life designing, testing, prototyping, building injection molds and all the other stuff necessary to get this project ready for production... and I'm still not done!  What started out as the design and manufacture of a single Side Opening Tube rapidly exploded into the extensive full product line shown here.  

I now have nearly all my tooling done except for a few items I need to "tweak" before production.  I also have been in the process of working out the details for the retail packaging.  Here a computer rendering of the retail package for the TUBE CUBE I've been working on...

Side note:

I have also agreed to reinvest 5% of any profits generated by this campaign in other Kickstarter projects.   This is a great idea and I love the design and entrepreneurial spirit so I enthusiastically support http://kickingitforward.org and look forward to supporting other creators!

Summary

I'm one of the lucky ones who attempted this path... fortunately I have the experience and expertise to get me most of the way on my own... but like most new product start-ups, I keep running out of money... that's why its taken me nearly 4 years! 

Here are the items that I am in the process of finishing in order to ship product...

  • The Twist Tube Injection Molds are complete but are in need of a few "tweaks" to ensure proper fit and function. They also need to be re- treated with Dicrontite to ensure proper release during the injection cycle 
  • The TUBE CUBE Injection Mold needs minor adjustments to ensure proper assembly.  Currently the Handle to X-Bar assembly is difficult and requires more time and effort then should be necessary...
  • I also need to purchase the steel ruled dies and printing plates needed for the retail packaging... the cost for these items is still unknown... I am waiting for quotes. 

I am looking to raise $7,500.00 through the pre-sale of my products. This will allow me to fund the balance of my tooling items and produce some initial inventory for the next phase of this project.

Risks and challenges

The RISKS of this project have been many!... Just ask my wife! But I'm the type that sees an opportunity and goes for it. I have spent a ridiculous amount of time and money on this project and I am finally nearing the completion of one of the hardest tasks I have ever attempted.

In short, I believe I have mitigated the risk going forward and now simply have to cross the finish line... I understand that the Finish line will simply be the beginning of a new road, but one that will bring a new set of challenges... which I am really excited about!

The successful funding of this project will ensure I can finish these outstanding items in a timely manor and get the product made before loosing another year. I can not foresee any roadblocks that can stop the completion and fulfillment of the rewards offered here.

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    REWARD 1 - Ultimate all around organizer... the ULTRASTOR 4 PACK RACK... with 4 StorTECH Tubes and 4 Snap n Slide Dividers! INCLUDES Shipping in the US only!

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    REWARD 2 - 2 UltraSTOR 4 Pack Racks... Save 50% on the 2nd UltraSTOR. INCLUDES Shipping in the US only!

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    REWARD 3 - Gets you the ultimate mobile Storage Solution... the Hang n Stor GO CLIP KIT!... 2 Large StorTECH Tubes, 2 Small StorTECH Tubes, 1 Hang n Stor Go Clip, 4 Large Dividers and 4 Small Dividers. INCLUDES Shipping in the US only!

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    REWARD 4 - Be the 1st to own the Revolutionary TUBECUBE for only $25 ...and we will include 8 Snap n Slide Dividers! They SNAP together so you might be interested in Reward #6 to save 50% on the second CUBE. INCLUDES Shipping in the US only!

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    REWARD 5 - 8 Large StorTECH Tubes with 8 Mount Clips and 8 Large Snap n Slide Dividers... Great for mounting you tubes on the wall or just about anywhere!... INCLUDES Shipping in the US only!

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    REWARD 6 - 2 TUBE CUBES... Get the Second TUBE CUBE for 50% less. INCLUDES Shipping in the US only!

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    REWARD 7 - The Serious Organizer 164 piece Value PACK! 4 TUBE CUBES with 32 Small Tubes, 6 UltraSTOR 4 Pack Racks with 24 small tubes, 2 HANGnSTOR Go Clips, 12 Large Tubes, 12 Small Tubes, 24 Wall Mount Clips, 12 Large Dividers and 50 Small Dividers. INCLUDES Shipping in the US only!

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    Stretch Goal Reward #1 (includes shipping in US)
    The Industrial Large Tube Cube
    16 Large Twist Tubes in an Aluminum Rack Frame - Contractor Tough for any Application!

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