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Wei HeBy Wei He
First created
Wei HeBy Wei He
First created
$356
pledged of $12,000pledged of $12,000 goal
16
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, March 13 2014 3:24 PM UTC +00:00

About

Slice a Roller

Ever wonder how to easily cut this roll into these bags?

Hi, this is Wei. Ever since I started using a vacuum food sealer, I wondered if there is an easier way to cut a roll into these bags. I’ve tried knives, scissors. They just don’t work really well. 

One day, I came across the a food wrap dispenser box with a sliding cutter. And I instantly thought how this might work for the vacuum rolls as well, and it sure did. So combining this readily available sliding cutter, with a custom made dispenser box, here you have what I called it: Slice a Roller

Simply pull the vacuum film for desired length, hold, and slice, you can have a bunch of these made in a fraction of the time it took with knives and scissors. Whether you are cooking sous vide, or just preserving food, the slice a roller will make it quicker and safer. 

What I have here is a set of fully functional prototypes, and it will be ready for full scale production with your support. The finished product will include color printing as well as a moisture barrier coating to prevent water penetration. And it will come with 2 sizes for 50’ jumbo rolls. One for 8” wide rolls, and one for 11” wide rolls. A extended set will include models to support 6" and 15" rolls.

Thank you kick starters!

Steps it took me to create Slice a Roller:

Theory: The readily available sliding cutter for food wrap cuts vacuum rolls as well Test Result: Yes it does. When I set my eyes on the food wrap box, the first thing that I did was to take the existing wrap out of the box, and put my vacuum sealer roll in. All though a bit clumsy, it did work.

Putting vacuum roll in the food wrap dispenser
Putting vacuum roll in the food wrap dispenser
Cutting vacuum roll with food wrap dispenser sliding cutter
Cutting vacuum roll with food wrap dispenser sliding cutter
Dissecting the food wrap dispenser
Dissecting the food wrap dispenser
First prototype
First prototype

Well, my first prototype needs to be taped together, it did not stop me from keep going.

Current version of the prototype
Current version of the prototype

The current version of the prototype is ready for production. The image above shows dispenser box for 8" and 11" rolls. Color printing and moisture barrier coating will be added to finished product to prevent water penetration. Backers will get either the set of two dispenser box for 8" and 11" rolls, or set of 4 boxes for 6", 8", 11", and 15" rolls.

Production:

We have already secured manufacturing partners for making custom length sliding cutters, and making custom size boxes. Now we need to get funding for CNC molding, and making cutting dies. Once the funding gets secured, production will take 3-4 weeks, and should be ready for shipping in April.

Risks and challenges

There could be risks in printing, production, as well as award fulfillment. I will personally follow through the project to ensure quality production, and accurate fulfillment of awards.

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    This reward is for early backers. It includes a set of 2 dispenser boxes with sliding cutters. A 8" model and a 11" model. Free shipping in US.

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