Update #11 - Tooling and Production Update
A quick update,
Tooling now has a first-off-tool date committed for 1st week of April
Production scheduled to start during 3rd week of April
More details below.
As seen in the images below, tooling is approximately 70% complete. The cavities are all in place with the cooling channels and ejector pins to be machined. The first-off-tool (FOT) parts are scheduled to be completed by the first week of April. We expect 1-2 touch ups on each tool after the FOT inspection, with each change requiring approximately 1 week.
Production is scheduled to start immediately after the tooling is completed and span for a total of 3-4 weeks. Team Hedgehog is scheduled to provide on-site support starting mid April and remain in China throughout the entire production process. We do not intend to return to Canada until the very last umbrella is completed and pass our quality inspection. There will be a small shift to the schedule as we have a more accurate timeline for the production tooling.
With the start of the project dating back to 2015, we can assure everyone that nobody craves for production to start more than we do. That aside, our next update would be sent directly from China with fresh production components coming off the line and confirming address information from all backers.
Feel free to PM us with any questions or concerns, we aim to respond within 3 days.