Risks and challenges
We were able to come up with a rapid prototype of the Calc-Adillo with help from IMDS and their additive manufacturing process. We are 95% satisfied with our prototype, however for the actual calculator case it will need some very minor adjustments so that it can be put on and taken off the calculator easier, and to allow for better access to some keys near the edges of the case. This will require some minor adjustments to our CAD model and further prototyping to be done to ensure the best possible fit and finish is achieved. Once this is done we will move to the manufacturing process.
There are several distinct stages to manufacturing the Calc-Adillo case. We have received quotes from various manufacturing companies. The chosen company will review our CAD model to determine the cost of machining the mold for the silicone case. The second step is to determine the colors of cases that will be produced and the quantity. This information will be given to the molding company to start production. The last step, once we have received the cases is to package them and ship them to our buyers.
If we get funding, we are confident the cases will be manufactured and delivered promptly. In case of any time delays we will notify all the backers of the reasons, as well as the updated dates they will receive their rewards.
Thank you for your help and for taking the time to view our project.
Special thanks to Michael Siemer from IMDS, and Al Ducharme from HoverFly for all their wonderful insight and contributions.
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