Hollow Wheel Manufacturing and Shipping Update #13
We are still in the tooling process as outlined in the timeline below.
The vendor is still machining the revised production molds. There was a 1 week Chinese Labor holiday. I had to finalize some DFM (Design for Manufacturing), they had some questions and had to make a couple of small changes in order to make sure urethane could be injected properly (we also changed a lot of mold lines and other things to get production efficiency and defect rate to be better).
Note: You might have to zoom in
Green represents a completed task and yellow is in progress. The tooling is slated to be completed on the 25th.
They are still in tooling phase and the tooling phase is being completed on the 25th. That is a firm date from the manufacturer. Then they are making the batch, which is about 5-10 business days. Then it ships, but I still have to get a firm date on how long shipping can be. Depending on how expensive it is to air ship, I will air ship, which is about 2 weeks (more if they get stuck in customs). If shipping is insanely expensive for air shipping, then I would have to do boat, which is about 4 weeks. I am pushing for air shipping of course, if I can afford it without going bankrupt.
By the way, here is the final box too:
Then if they check out, then it ships from there.
Here on out, I will provide a weekly report and just be as transparent as I possibly can.