MUTDUT MultiCinch - Tie, build, and fix. It's a 'Cinch.
MUTDUT MultiCinch - Tie, build, and fix. It's a 'Cinch.
Symmetrical and reversible, secure and reusable. The MUTDUT MultiCinch is the new tool with unlimited possibilities.
Symmetrical and reversible, secure and reusable. The MUTDUT MultiCinch is the new tool with unlimited possibilities. Read more
About this project
MultiCinches are reusable, elastic, strong and versatile tools that can bundle, organize and build almost anything. They'll be the first thing you reach for because they're so easy to use and they won't clutter your space because you'll constantly be putting them to work.
They come in thee sizes.
Small, for cables, cords and quick repairs, around the house.
Medium, for light outdoor work, fishing, and camping.
And Large, for heavy outdoor work, boating, rafting, and biking.
They're symmetrical and reversible, secure and reusable. Every part works as both plug and socket so there's no male, no female, no wrong way to use them.
We know you've already got about a dozen ideas for how you would use a MultiCinch but here's a few more:
Pull an end trough any hole to make whatever loop you need:
Need more loops? Make more loops!
Use a loop lock to keep you loops secure:
Or undo your loop to put your MultiCinch to work somewhere else:
There's no buckles, clasps or hard plastic so you can use them worry free on your boat, bike and car.
MultiCinches can do things nothing else can, because MultiCinches are made from a custom thermoplastic blend you won't find anywhere else. Stretchy and tough...
...but soft on your hands and stuff. Waterproof and non-absorbent...
...so you can take them fishing and boating. And UV resistant for campers, backpackers and gardeners.
EVERY DETAIL CONSIDERED
Every MultiCinch has two sizes of holes. Use the large holes for loops you want to undo frequently and small holes to keep a MultiCinch attached full-time.
The smaller hole on the large? Same size as the large hole on the medium.
That means it's easy to combine MultiCinches of different sizes and make whatever you need on a moment's notice.
The ends are perfectly shaped to fit in your fingers.
Even our logo has been designed to add extra grip.
Every contour has been tailored to make MultiCinches easy to thread into loops with just the right amount of hold. You'll find yourself playing with them all the time.
Our mold design team has built a modular system that can make all three sizes in single tool.
This mold has produced hundreds of MultiCinches in our partner's San Diego facility and has let us work out all the kinks in our manufacturing process. Your pledges will help us build dedicated tools for all three MultiCinches sizes and let us produce them at large scale.
Are MultiCinches food safe?
Yes. All the plastics in our custom blend are FDA approved for contact with food.
Are MultiCinches waterproof?
Yes, both fresh and saltwater. Some TPUs degrade in water and many plastics absorb water and swell, but ours does not. Feel free to use it securing a swimming pool thermometer, docklines to a boat or a mirror to a showerhead.
Are MultiCinches chemical resistant?
Yes, to most solvents.
Are MultiCinches UV resistant?
Yes. If you leave them in the sun for long periods of time there may be some yellowing but there will be no loss in functionality.
Can I use MultiCinches in cold weather?
Yes. MultiCinches remain pliable to temperatures of -50F. You won't have to worry about them getting stiff and brittle in cold climates, feel free to take them skiing?
Do MultiCinches Float?
No. MultiCinches strength means they are more dense than water so don't drop them overboard.
Are MultiCinches dishwasher safe?
Yes, they clean up nicely.
Stretch Goal 1: $50,000
Stretch Goal 2: $75,000
Stretch Goal 3: $100,000
Risks and challenges
The design and development work on the MultiCinch is done. We've already tested and refined our manufacturing process on a small-scale prototyping mold and have the final product in hand. While this mold is fine for testing and small production runs, we're Kickstarting this project to fund new, high quality molds that can produce large numbers of MultiCinches efficiently and scale with us as our company grows. While this is our first Kickstarter, it is not our first product design. The inventor has successfully designed and licensed inventions involving soft goods, injection and blow molding and metal fabrication to both automotive and BBQ markets. In addition, he ran a software consultancy for ten years where he designed and delivered dozens of complex software projects on schedule and under budget.
Unforeseen problems and development hurdles have often lead to late delivery on Kickstarter, especially for first time project launchers. To avoid this, we waited to launch until after we had already produced 100s of 3D printed prototypes, and several silicone and aluminum molds to find any flaws in our design and manufacturing process. MultiCinches have been through hundreds of hours of testing so we would not have to develop the product while under a deadline to deliver to our backers. We kept refining until it simply couldn't be improved, rather than "close enough to show and worry about the details later."
Finding a manufacturing partner with the latest robotized machines and the experience to deliver quality parts from a very complex mold was a challenge. We interviewed dozens of tool makers and injection molding shops before we found our ideal manufacturing partner ROAPacific Inc. of San Diego, CA, who worked with us to develop a manufacturing process that uses the latest developments in injection molding. Additionally, our plastic materials supplier, AMCO, has helped us refine our custom material formula and has consistently provided the material for our prototypes on schedule. Both companies are domestic and we will be overseeing the operations personally, so there is little chance of customs or other importation problems holding up our manufacturing.
This is the only portion of the process we have not been able to test thoroughly prior to launching, but we've done our best to cover all of our bases. We've found an experienced fulfillment partner in KAAR, a full-service fulfillment provider located right next to our manufacturing facility.
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