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Machined spheres with keepsake container inside. Mirror clear copper and brass combined with anodized aluminium.
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Manufacturing update Nr.1 & Close Up pictures

Posted by Kristoph Krisjans (Creator)
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Hello dear backers,

First we want to say the biggest thank you for filling out your surveys in such short time- this must be a new Kickstarter record ;) It really helped us to order materials and manage manufacturing process much faster.

1. The materials are already delivered and the manufacturing has begun. To speed up the process we are cooperating with bigger manufacturer with huge experience. They will help us with anodizing and faster fulfilment. Those are very good news because we can be sure to keep up our timeline. Below are few pictures from first manufacturing pieces:

Aluminium rods prepared for machining
Aluminium rods prepared for machining

 

Aluminium sphere CNC machining process
Aluminium sphere CNC machining process

 

Aluminium sphere with brass lid before anodizing and lid polishing
Aluminium sphere with brass lid before anodizing and lid polishing

2. We have made a nice upgrade: The inside of the aluminium spheres will be anodized as well so you will get whole sphere with the best design and protection. At first we were planning to leave the inside sanded because it is quite hard to make whole sphere anodized but after we cooperated with new manufacturing partner we came upon a better solution.

Fully anodized black and silver spheres
Fully anodized black and silver spheres

3.The manufacturing is going very smoothly and the expected finishing time for all units including acrilyc stands and silicone handles is second half of October. After that we need to make the final quality check and start the packaging process. At the moment no delays are expected so we plan to start our fulfilment as scheduled (in November). We will keep you updated with new pictures from manufacturing.

4. As many of you requested below are close up pictures from the spheres in all their beauty ;) We really can't wait to get them into your hands!

 

 

 

 

 

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5.New project from our teammate!

My brother Karl who is also my teammate has created his own project here on Kicksarter called BAD HABIT COIN. It is fun project with awesome idea behind. It will go live next week but you can already check out the preview link HERE. Don't forget to hit the ''Remind me'' button to not miss it out?

 

All the best and till the next update,

Kristoph and team

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    1. Kristoph Krisjans 8-time creator on

      @Michael: thanks for the question. The anodizing process is only for aluminium spheres to increase corrosion resistance and to allow dyeing (coloring) surface. The brass spheres are mirror polished and coated with special non colored protective layer. It helps to protect them from oxidation and stay shiny for very long time. The reason why the full brass sphere pictures are not in this update is they will be manufactured after aluminium spheres are finished. We will include the brass sphere pictures in one of our next updates when we start to produce them.
      Hope this answers your question, regards.

    2. Michael Geizhals on

      Please explain to a confused backer, the all brass units will also be fully anodized or is this not necessary. Do you have a photo of one of them? Is there is reason they are not in this update?
      Thanks

    3. João Lobato on

      Love this updates, keep them coming. Good work, full anodized is a great surprise!

    4. marie.A.r on

      Photos are beautiful. Sure that I will be pleased to own mine. What a lovely present to make or to keep :)