Risks and challenges
MANUFACTURING: REAR HOUSING
At one meter long and 5mm thin, the solid aluminum rear housing is a challenging part to die-cast. We have designed the part to meet industry standard specifications and tolerances, and have reviewed it in detail with multiple vendors, which gives us the confidence this can be manufactured, however this will continue to be a risk until we've successfully produced high quality parts off-tool.
QUALITY: FIT AND FINISH
We will need to be diligent to insure that every component of ClockONE is of the highest quality and execution. We will be sourcing parts from a number of vendors therefore our team is prepared to go through multiple review cycles with each vendor to ensure all parts and final product meet our high expectations.
SUPPLY CHAIN: COLORED ACRYLIC
There is a lot of color science that goes into marrying colored acrylic with E Ink technology. We're currently in discussions with potential vendors who can produce custom sheets of colored acrylic however we have not qualified a vendor yet.
ABOUT OUR DREAM TEAM
Andy Mitchelides and Steve Battista have over twenty years experience combined launching new products and technologies, including a decade of experience launching E Ink products. Joining them is a team of seasoned product designers and engineers from Lenart Studios, Alloy Product Development, and Octa who have worked on products for companies such as Nike, Jawbone, and Beats by Dr. Dre.
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