Final mould modification
We're back! Actually we never went away, it’s just that we didn’t think you would have appreciated an update just for it’s own sake, without any real information contained in it.
So to keep you posted on what’s been going on we now have team members in China.
One of the first points concerns their visit to the mould and plastics factory, to check on progress with the micro USB mould modification. Here are some pictures for you, which they took while on their visit there, showing the mould taken apart and the modified micro port.
The mould modification was complete and has been tested by shooting a few samples in raw plastic stock. The following picture is of one of the first samples to come out of the test shots.
Please note that the dark marks on the plastic are residue from the mould modification. The reason for doing test shots apart from checking the micro aperture is that this is the best way to clean the mould of any residue.
As you can see from this last picture the mould mark is still visible, we did say that this wouldn’t be the case with the actual production models, but we’ve had to reconsider. It has been reduced in size though and what we could do to cover this mark is to also add the logo at the back, for now this is just an idea.
Also related to the plastics is the finish which is a UV coating.
One of the main features of UV coating is that it increases the scratch resistance of the surface finish of the FS-X. While testing, our team members tried to scratch the treated surface with a key and it didn’t have any lasting effect on the surface.
The next step of the plastics (including the frontframe plate) is to shoot the colour samples, so we can provide you with accurate pictures for you to use in your review of your final colour choice.
To end, the feedback from our team is that no issues have immerged which could affect the shipping date. In the next few days we will be updating more regularly as the team has a very packed schedule.
The Frankenspiel Team