Mold making process nearing completion
In our last update, we showed you how the major portions of the cavities of the mold are CNC machined. Now we're excited to show you how the fine details of the Pocket Tripod PRO are created using an EDM method.
The final shape of each component is created with copper electrodes. Then these electrodes are used to erodes the steel through an electro-chemical process.
The fine details are created on a microscopic level. The final result is the mirror shape of the component that would be injection molded. The picture on top shows some of the electrodes used to make the cavities for the base components. Below you can see some of the dozens of intricate copper electrodes used to create the adapters.
Our manufacturer has estimated that the EDM process should be completed next week followed by the first mold trials and validation. After that, we expect them to make a few minor adjustments to make sure all of the parts fit together correctly. We'll be giving them our production order as soon as the mold is ready.
The surveys will be sent out along with our next update. We're aiming for next week. We've updated the new Device Guide as much as we could. There are still quite a lot of cases left but we think we've covered a large portion of the most popular ones. Let us know in the comments section below if you have any suggestions on how we can improve the device guide's usability in any way.
"Gift Box Kit" Backers
Your reward comes with one Pocket Tripod PRO plus 10 pairs of adapters. We have 15 sizes, so initially we planned to have two size ranges: Small (5.5 mm-10.5 mm) or large (7.5 mm - 12.5 mm). But we think that you may prefer a new option instead: a mix of the most popular sizes. We've counted all of the thousands of pre-orders on our store, and noticed that 11 sizes are used by 97% of our customers. So we wanted to suggest this combination of sizes instead. With this option, you will also get a unique coupon code Inside the box to pay for the purchase and shipping of an extra pair of adapters, in case the size you need falls among the missing 3%. Let us know which option you prefer.
You will be providing us with your shipping details in the survey. We're working as fast as we can to prepare your rewards. As mentioned in the previous update, the PRO model which you are getting won't be shipped in time for Christmas. But if by any chance you cannot wait, you can get the regular (2016) Pocket Tripod now. See the bottom of update #16 for instructions.
We're super excited to get our hands on the new Pocket Tripod PRO and have them shipped to you as soon as possible.
Stay tuned for more updates!
Your friends at Geometrical
PS: If you need help with anything just email us: Support@Pocket-Tripod.com
We might be slow at responding due to a high volume of tickets, but we'll definitely take care of you.
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