Manufacturing Update 4: Ultrasonic Welder, Items for Fulfillment and Assembly, Quality Control, and Shipping
Happy Holidays from the entire Everykey team. As we’re gearing up to begin shipping we want to share some details about our final manufacturing steps and fulfillment process along with some quality issues that we’ve been experiencing and the impact this will have on shipping.
Our production circuit boards are designed and ready for manufacturing and we’re focusing on the final assembly of your Everykey. The upper and lower housings will be joined together using a technique called ultrasonic welding. Ultrasonic welding requires energy from acoustic vibration to effectively melt the interface of the upper and lower housing. This process ensures that that the housings are snugly fastened so that the electronic elements are safe from water and dust. We’ve starting testing the results of the ultrasonic weld to make sure all parts are intact post- assembly.
Items for Fulfillment
We’ve started receiving all of the secondary items that go into fulfilling your orders. Last week, we received the Everykey quick start guides, packaging, and the USB to micro USB charging cables. As a team, watching the final pieces come together is such an exciting experience.
Quality Control and Shipping
Earlier this week, we received what were intended to be final samples of Everykey housings and Band Accessories. Unfortunately, these parts didn’t match what we had originally specified for the final product in terms of quality and finish. We’ve been working around the clock in an effort to deliver your Everykey wristband in time for the holidays. However, the need to remake components for the wristband and key housing has become an obstacle that will not allow for holiday delivery. While we do strive for timeliness, quality is not something our team is willing to compromise. We would like to offer you our sincerest apologies and request your patience for just a little while longer. We are very close to delivering your Everykey wristband and we are aiming to ship by February 2016. Thank you again for your patience and unwavering support.