Here's a sneak peek behind the scenes as we set up and tune the ShockStop Seatpost assembly process. We have been building assembly fixtures and testing them using production sample parts so we are ready as soon as the production parts arrive.
As many of you know, we do assembly and quality control for all our products at our workspace in Philadelphia USA. This lets us put our hands on every single part through all assembly steps which enables us to identify issues that would be difficult to detect in a fully assembled product.
The ShockStop Seatpost assembly process is pretty involved (there are more than 50 individual steps), so designing custom fixtures and assembly tools for each step is critical to processing big batches of parts quickly and repeatably.
Custom bushing and shaft press fixtures allow us to align the bushings and shafts with the seatpost and linkage bores to ensure proper fit.
Snap ring pliers are great but we can save time using our nifty snap ring attachment fixture.
One of the last steps is to press fit the precision pivot shafts to assemble the linkages to the post base. If you want to see more cool gifs and images of the assembly fixtures let us know!
Production is proceeding on the revised schedule laid out in our last update - if you missed it, you can find it here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/redshiftsports/shockstop-seatpost-add-suspension-to-your-bike/posts/2535016
And as always, feel free to email us with any questions you might have through Kickstarter or direct to email@example.com. Thank you so much for all your support - we will have another update soon!
-The Redshift Team