2012: Year in Review + factory seconds + photo contest
2012: Year in Review
Beginning the year, ElevationDock became the first crowd-funded project to cross $1M dollars and closed 50% higher than any previous project. Over 20,000 docks to make for 12,521 supporters around the world.
Off the chart levels of gratitude. Off the chart levels of pressure.
Scaling mass US manufacturing. We ordered 40,000lbs of aluminum from a mill and had it extruded through a custom die, making 2 miles of raw material.
Five state-of-the-art CNC's machined 24/7 for 4 months. 16,000 lbs of aluminum chips recycled. 4 million toolpath inches. Wore through 400+ endmills and taps.
4,000lbs of USB cords. Tooled and made the first low-friction 30pin connector. 13,000+ emails with backers. Less than 3% of shipped docks had issues, we fixed them.
90% of manufacturing within a 10 mile radius of our shop in Portland. All the finished Docks lined up would stretch over a mile - that's 7 Eiffel towers of docks.
Read the full 2012: Year in Review on our blog, with more stats and pics.
Factory Seconds Sale
Dings, dents, anodizing spots... These misfit docks were set aside during final inspection and could use a good home. Quantities limited. Plain packaging. Available here until they run out.
Also, for international folks - we are now offering FedEx with better rates, speed, and tracking.
Instagram Photo Contest: Where You Work
We want to see where you do your work, make your art, hack your code... and use your ElevationDock. Show us your ultra-minimal desk, your multi-monitor NASA control station, your Banksy art studio.
5 most interesting will win an ElevationDock and be featured. Just use the hashtag #elevationdock on Instagram and we will aggregate them. Post deadline in two weeks! We are on Instagram here.
Photo contest and details here.
Thanks to all our Kickstarter backers for making this last year a reality.
We are lucky to be in this new era of hardware design where designers and engineers can hop the traditional barriers of capital and middlemen to deliver what would never otherwise exist, straight from us to you.
-Casey + ElevationLab
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