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Beer drinking is arguably one of life's great rituals. It all starts from the very first 'crack' of a perfectly brewed beer. We are obsessed with that single refreshing moment. We have defined what it takes to turn those few precious seconds into pure perfection. We broke down every detail of the old bottle opener and built it back up again. Tactica One was born.
TACTICA in slow motion action
*Please note that the product images you see are of our machined prototype out of the actual material. The final production version will be a molded product that will have a matte texture on the exterior and smooth surfaces on the interior faces.
Key to the Tactica One design is the material used in its DNA. At its core we have matched the perfect material to deliver a design that is just as strong as steel. This high tech polymer is typically used in aerospace, military and medical applications. The injection molding process adopted for its manufacture enables the TACTICA One to achieve a cutting edge design whilst still maintaining strength and durability.
In addition the material chosen is FDA Approved and safe to use in food environments.
Often bottle openers are made from inferior materials, are poorly executed and just simply not worthy of your everyday carry. We wanted to deliver a premium product for your premium beers, without a premium price.
Throughout our development process we have made around 80 prototypes. Each one brought us one step closer to our final design. We explored a number of manufacturing methods and found that molding the TACTICA One allowed us a freedom in design rarely found in traditional bottle openers.
Using specialist software we ran stress analysis on the design and were able to optimize its design for strength and durability.
Since the start of the year we have been working on designing, developing, prototyping, testing and perfecting the TACTICA One.
Everything comes down to execution so we've made sure the TACTICA One goes off without a hitch. We have partnered with an experienced local manufacturer and material supplier to retain control and integrity within our supply chain. This allows us to oversee all aspects of the operation from tooling manufacture, sampling, production and quality control.
Our commitment to you is that if the funding goal is reached before the campaign ends, we will immediately launch into production, and then crack a well deserved beer.
We think that some things in life should be free. Enjoy your TACTICA One with no added costs. Yep that's right, free shipping anywhere in the world. And remember the more you buy the free'er it gets.
TACTICA One is ready for tooling and production. ALL of the development work has been completed. It is expected that the tooling will take 4-6 weeks with production taking approximately 2-3 weeks. As we are coming upto the Christmas period we are working closely with our manufacturer to keep production capacity available for our project We expect to have the production completed by the end of February and ready for shipping in March.
The team behind TACTICA are a group of talented industrial designers, engineers with a proven record of producing award winning commercial products. They work closely with manufacturers, toolmakers, and suppliers to bring products that deliver on promise.
TACTICA represents our vision for creating unique solutions in everyday carry for the urban warrior in all of us. We want to make premium tools that are affordable and deliver.
We're here to see just how many of you feel the same and throw your support behind us.
Everything is ready to go. We've developed the TACTICA One over this year to be the best it can. The project funds will be used for tooling up the TACTICA One and for some of its first production run.
We could not have brought TACTICA One to you all without the great help of a team of collaborators.
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Risks and challenges
Risk is in everything we do but we've worked hard to reduce the risks. Here are some of the key areas we've covered off:
Our design team is experienced in running product design projects from idea to production on a day to day basis. So any potential issues that may arise will be easily handled by our team
All tooling and production is being carried out by an experienced local manufacturer in Melbourne. This means that we will be onsite for tooling manufacture, sampling, production and quality control. We have already worked through to optimise our design with our toolmaker Tony in preparation for manufacture. Collaboration is critical in our work and we choose our suppliers by their capacity to work together to resolve any issues that arise.
There is alot to be said about keeping things simple. The TACTICA One has been design to remove as much complexity as possible and to streamline the production process. As a result we have no need for assembly, multiple suppliers, offshore manufacture, foreign communications, etc.
Often the best laid plans fall apart in distribution. The TACTICA One has been design to be inserted into a standard envelope, minimizing packing and distribution issues. We also have experience in logistics and supply chain so any thing that develops can be easily handled (with a beer in hand)
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