Here’s the latest from the manufacturer. There are only few issues left to be resolved. When the solutions have been implemented, we’ll have a clearer picture of the production schedule.
Trigger Base Issues
Bumper button has friction to the trigger base when installed. Does not let the button float and return. Has a bad feel and sluggish action. Parts were trialed with different concentrations of glass filling. We settled on 15% glass filled nylon. Glass filled nylon is very stable, and can not be reset with a cooling fixture or heat cycles. So the problem will not improve over age.
Pitch at tip is too small, causing drag on bumper button. Posts are not parallel. Slight inward angle is causing additional drag. Tool is built straight, but parts deform after molding.
Thick sections in between the posts are causing part warpage. Large sections shrink more and pull the posts inward. The purpose of hole “A” is unknown and adds more material in suspect area.
- Increased inner hole diameter to reduce material in area.
- Remove material on underside of trigger base to ensure consistent wall thickness and improve part stability.
- Increase fillets at base of cruciform posts to ensure geometric stability during and after molding.
Controller Handle Issues
Flanges between handle halves overlap slightly when screws are tightened.
Part was designed with a 0.25mm gap between screw bosses, causing an overlap at flange. The molded part exhibited a 0.5mm gap. Screw bosses are the hard stop in the part. Shell does not flex much, and overdrives the flanges. There is no reference surface to measure the bosses, relative to the flange.
- Add 0.5mm of material to screw bosses on right side only. Left side part has the board mounted to it, and USB connector is centered in the plastics.
Once again, we thank you for your continued support.