Hi Everyone! So sorry about the delay.
As you know we have successfully shipped Podi-m's to more than half of our backers and were scheduled to ship the remaining last week but that didn't happen and we are very sorry. Here is what is causing this delay. All our parts were completed as per our new schedule, the assembly line was setup only to learn that the extruded aluminum ring did not fit into the top and bottom plates. We did not check this tolerance prior to assembly simply because we have received hundreds of parts from this same tool in the past without any issues. We have frantically been trying to make the aluminum rings fit over the last 10 days but with no luck. We were told that the tool was damaged and have no option but to wait for our factory to open a new extrusion tool.
The photo posted show the gap between the bottom plate and the aluminum ring.
The bad news is that this will take 3 weeks + 6-8 days for powder coating. We wish we had better news but this is where we are.. In an effort to make up some of the time lost we will airfreight the Podi-m's to the US.
We will post another update in a week with an arrival date. Again, so sorry about the delay. Thanks for your support!