The Clique: A Beautifully Engineered Minimalist Wallet
Crafted from a single piece of aircraft aluminum, The Clique is a minimalist wallet machined to securely hold your most important cards
The Clique is a unique and modern approach to the traditional wallet. Designed to give you access through either side while retaining your cards securely in place. It is machined from a single piece of aircraft aluminum to achieve strength while maintaining a small footprint.
Insert through a slot designed to use the card's own flexibility to secure it in place.
Color and Sizes
The Clique comes in 4, 8 and 12 card capacities. Each size allows space for a folded bill and will be available in anodized black, silver and gold.
Dimensions (Subject to Change):
- .280" (4 card)
- .410" (8 card)
- .540" (12 card)
Money Clip Attachment Stretch Goal > $20,000.00
A 3D printed prototype has been tested and functions as expected. The money clip is designed to have the same dimensions of a standard credit card allowing a perfect fit when inserted in The Clique. Should there be a demand for the money clip accessory, the necessary steps will be implemented for mass production.
- Launch KIckstarter
- When funded wait for funds to clear
- Prepare final designs for machining
- Machine batch
- Send batches to get anodized
- Negotiate with shipping carriers to receive best delivery times
- Package and ship!!!
Grand Valor was founded by three friends, Jose Ortiz (Mechanical Engineer), Rafael Jimenez (Electrical Engineer) and Alfredo Jimenez (Design Engineer), with the intention to create a minimalist and practical wallet. With our goal in place, we began sketching and 3D printing multiple designs. We arrived at one design in particular, which we knew had great potential. We chose a great material for strength, aluminum 6061, and machined a prototype. The results were promising. Now, we need a final push to produce The Clique on a larger scale. With your support, The Clique will be able to reach a myriad of pockets. Thanks!!!
Risks and challenges
Manufacturing: Machining a part like The Clique requires expert machinists and the proper tooling. This will require a lead time of about 2-3 weeks to program a CNC mill and allocate the proper tools. However, our machinist has already programmed our latest design. This will cut down lead time when we approach mass production.
Product Development: We are very close to finalizing the design in aluminum. The aluminum prototype is currently functioning as intended. The adjustments made if any would be to optimize the design for strength and rigidity. The changes will only be made to improve the quality of The Clique and any change will be announced through an update.
Shipping: As we all know, if something can go wrong it usually will. We are prepared for the possibility of things going amiss, weather it is a machining delay or a lost shipment. To account for this, we will reach out to other machinists and keep additional stock.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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