Today we want to share with you our latest news about GR2 spheres manufacturing:
1. Aluminium spheres are finished
The machinig and anodizing for all aluminium spheres are finished. We are super happy with the result- it looks and feels even better than we thought. The anodized colors are just beautiful and the surface is more smoother than the first samples had. At the moment all spheres are still in anodizing factory and will be shipped to us next week. Here are some pictures:
2. Coating copper and brass parts
The machinig and polishing for all brass and copper lids are finished as well. They are now in the process where the protective coating is applied. It takes a bit longer than we expected because it turned out that it requires a special tool to hang them correctly while coating. However this issue only caused a small delay of couple of days.
The part of full brass spheres are still in machining process and the other part is in coating along with the lids. We expect them to be finished in next week together with all lids.
3. Upgrade for acrylic glass stands
After testing the new and smoother anodized surface it turned out it is more slippery when put on acrylic stand. This caused the heavier lid side to slip down not allowing to put the sphere in any position. We searched for the best solution and finally solved the problem. All aluminium sphere stands will get a small but important upgrade- a transparent silicone sticker on the top side. It is anti-slippery and won't allow the sphere to rotate when put on the stand. It is almost invisible and less than 2mm thick.
4. Expected delivery
We expect to get all parts on our warehause at the first week of November. Then we will make the final quality check and start the packaging process. At the moment no further delays are expected so we plan to start shipping as scheduled (in November). Meanwhile we will keep you updated. As the shipping date is coming closer we are getting more excited and can't wait to get those spheres into your hands!