Quality Assurance Tests & Design Updates
We have more development news from team Anza.
Our quality assurance team has been performing real world tests on pre-production Corian Anzas for the past few months. These test machines have reliably delivered over 800 shots on each machine. However, this test has highlighted an issue with the wooden drip tray: exposure to heat and moisture has caused the wood to deform, split, and discolour more quickly than anticipated. Based on these results, and our desire to produce a high quality product that looks great and last a long time, we are modifying the drip tray of the final machines.
Our revised design solution reduces the amount of wood exposed to moisture. We know some backers will be disappointed to lose some of the wood, but exposing more brass will complement the brass top plate of the machine. Our goal is quality, and no one wants a tray that warps!
Enclosed are some screenshots of the revised CAD and a rendering of the tray to illustrate the concept to our manufacturer. We have been discussing this change with them for some time and don't expect it to change the production deadline.
Concrete machines: all product development is going to plan, with no major issues reported in testing
Shipping dates: we are awaiting a final ship date from our factory, production should be completed by the end of December and shipping is still estimated to begin in January.