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About

  

 

 

 

 

The Opener coaster is precision machined from a solid billet of aircraft grade aluminum. It is then given a stone washed finish, and anodized in a variety of colors. Its unique design allows it to open traditional bottle caps, plastic twist off caps, metal twist off caps, and has a pry bar for opening can tabs.

 

 

 The Modern is a minimalist clean design that will go with any decor.

 

  

 

 

The “MK-1” is a military/industrial inspired design that will look great on your desk, man cave, or in your shop.

  

 

 

 

Behind the scenes view of the entire process

Every backer will get an unprecedented view of our Kickstarter project. We are pulling back the curtain and revealing the "magic of manufacturing". We will show the entire process with weekly update videos that show where we are in the process. This will include how we manufacture, logistics, packaging, and everything else it takes to ship a product. Our backers will share in our challenges and our victories.     

  

 

  

 

 I always had to look for the bottle opener. It wasn't put away or it was lost in the bottom of the drawer. I also got handed bottles with lids that were too tight or that would hurt your bare hands. One day, I realized that I never had to look for a coaster, they always stayed in the living room, the game room, or on my desk. I looked for one to buy, but they lacked the features I wanted and were made of cheap materials. We already had a few products, so we came up with a design and made a few for ourselves and some friends. Everyone loved the design and the quality, and we started getting requests to buy them. We needed to be able to increase our production capabilities, and we felt the Kickstarter community would be the best way to move forward.

 

 

 

We have already completed a sample production of 30 of each coaster design to make sure the CNC process is working properly and we can manufacture them in quantity. The process is quite slow and we only have a single Tormach PCNC 1100 that we use for production and prototyping.

The money we raise on Kickstarter will be used to purchase additional machinery to be able to produce larger numbers of coasters. We will also purchase optimized tooling to make the machining process faster.  Our current anodizing setup only allows for 6 colors. As we meet our stretch goals, we will be able to add additional colors.

Shipping the rewards

We know how to ship products. We have been shipping our products for several years. We have test shipped coasters to several locations across the United States. 

We make innovative products that are best in class. We currently have two shipping products that we manufacture. The PCB Rax, a circuit board holder with several accessories, and a line of glass cutters. 

www.benchwerx.com

www.hotglassproducts.com

Thanks for taking a look at our project, and please consider backing us. 

Risks and challenges

We do all of the machining and anodizing in-house, and already ship several innovative products. We are not at the mercy of outside machine shops or anodizers slowing down production.

The biggest risk for this project is if we have to purchase additional equipment beyond our funding goal. Sometimes, lead times on equipment can be in excess of 60 days. The delay would cause lower production numbers until new equipment can be put into production.

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Funding period

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