I believe strongly in the old adage 'If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.' To date, we have been bound to outside suppliers for the production of our custom molded assemblies (the headphone housing, plug ends, strain reliefs, etc). This increases the time and cost of development and has lead to production delays resulting in back-orders.
I am proud to announce that we are moving a significant portion of our production in-house. This transition is coming from two major additions to our production line:
High Resolution 3D Printers - utilizing industry leading chopped carbon fiber filament to produce rigid components that are stronger than standard ABS plastic and with a beautiful carbon fiber appearance. 3D printing is not limited by the constraints of traditional plastic production, allowing to do things that are not possible with Injection Molding while also allowing us to make changes quickly and easily without the time and cost of mold modifications.
Low-Pressure Over-Molding Machines - create solid housings that are highly robust. These machines are much simpler than the more common high-pressure molding machines allowing us to develop and manufacture our own molds in-house, significantly cutting time and cost of development.
So what does this all mean? In a nutshell, more products faster. Stay tuned.