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Spouti Newsstand – Progress Update – Expected April 10th Arrival

By Updates
  • Xometry CAD Analysis
  • Xometry Mold Mod Quote
  • Mold Mod Quote Approval
  • Xometry Modifies the Mold
  • Xometry Ships 2nd Sample Set
  • Sample Set Testing and Approval
  • Xometry Begins 1st Production Round


  • Xometry Ships Spouti Parts
  • Spouti Parts Arrive at Assembly Location
  • Spouti is Assembled and Shipped to You!

Direct From Xometry – April 10th


Time for another update folks! 

Xometry has sadly delivered another update with a delay


We attempt to bring you each new update as they come in. We feel that you deserve to be kept in the loop! 

Today we received an unexpected delivery of some sample Spouti™ parts. Suffice it to say that these samples are immaculate! The modification is incredibly pliant and comfortable, the firmness of the rim is precisely the right level to be comfortable to wear and easy to place.

We are beyond thrilled with the changes we have made and you will be too!

 

That being said, when we got the samples we immediately called our contacts at Xometry. If you recall, we opted to skip the samples in order to speed up production time. Seeing the box of samples gave us pause. Our project engineer at Xometry informed us their factory cannot send us the partial shipment due to the cost of making that shipment and that we should now expect our shipment to be completed and shipped from the factory on the 7th of April, ultimately arriving at our assembly location on the 10th instead of March 31st.

While April 10th is only 10 days later than March 31st, we have insisted that alternate solutions be explored. We are extremely dedicated to delivering your product to you as soon as we can and we feel that these continued delays should be mitigated through any means available. As alternate options become available we will update you again!

This has felt a lot like a “two-steps forward, one step back” process, but we are on the brink! April 10th is just 15 days from now! We will send out some great photos of the bounty once it arrives so stayed tuned here and on all of our social media platforms!

As another side-note: We’ve upgraded the Discreet Mailers from envelopes to boxes! We felt it was important to ensure that our customers who wanted things a little more low-key would have the same great packaging experience as everyone else – just with a little less flash! Everyone’s order will come with small pack of 6 colorful pipe cleaners and an additional replacement tubing as a thank you for your support.

We had some questions about the reasoning for the tubing so let me elaborate on that! Each Spouti™ is attached to 10″ of tubing to allow for aiming. Several people have asked if it is possible to trim the tubing if they found that 10″ was too long. There is some wiggle room there if desired, but if you find that you’ve cut your tube too short you can simply grab your replacement tube and switch it out!


Spouti Newsstand – Progress Update Estimated Shipping Date

By Updates
  • Xometry CAD Analysis
  • Xometry Mold Mod Quote
  • Mold Mod Quote Approval
  • Xometry Modifies the Mold
  • Xometry Ships 2nd Sample Set
  • Sample Set Testing and Approval

  • Xometry Begins 1st Production Round
  • Xometry Ships Spouti Parts
  • Spouti is Assembled and Shipped to You!

The Mold Is On Its Way!

 

Time for another update folks! 

Xometry is working on fabrication!

So where does that leave us?

Do to the extensive testing we did with the samples previously we had a chat with our engineers at Xometry.
In order to save another 2 weeks on fabrication time we are going to go ahead and roll out the full order! We currently have an estimated shipping date – from Xometry to our assembly location – set for

March 20th!

 

Once the parts arrive at our assembly we will immediately begin assembling and shipping Spouti out! I estimate that will begin March 25th – but until the actual shipment arrives that is just an estimate.

But that means we are on track! I am super excited to get these shipped out and I know you are too!

Spouti Newsstand – Progress Update February-March

By Updates
  • Xometry CAD Analysis
  • Xometry Mold Mod Quote
  • Mold Mod Quote Approval

     

     

  • Xometry Modifies the Mold
  • Xometry Ships 2nd Sample Set
  • Sample Set Testing and Approval
  • Xometry Begins 1st Production Round
  • Xometry Ships Spouti Parts
  • Spouti is Assembled and Shipped to You!

The Mold Is On Its Way!

 

Time for another update folks! 

Xometry has completed the mold analysis, we’ve approved the modifications, and the down-payment has been made!

So where does that leave us?

Xometry is going to make the physical changes to the mold and run another set of test samples. We currently expect the samples to arrive at our assembly location on March 6th.

We will begin testing immediately. Given that we have conducted several in-house and third-party tests we are highly confident that this modification is the final solution.

We will be posting another update once the samples arrive!

Welcome to the Spouti Newsstand!

By Updates
  • Xometry CAD Analysis
  • Xometry Mold Mod Quote
  • Mold Mod Quote Approval
  • Xometry Modifies the Mold
  • Xometry Ships 2nd Sample Set
  • Sample Set Testing and Approval
  • Xometry Begins 1st Production Round
  • Xometry Ships Spouti Parts
  • Spouti is Assembled and Shipped to You!

Hello! Welcome to the Spouti Newsstand!

Here we plan to keep everyone updated on our progress!

 

First off – thank you for supporting us! It has been a crazy ride getting Spouti put together and I am very excited about the upcoming steps!

So – Recap! On january 7th we got our first professional sample parts from Xometry – we did an unboxing video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5i0o_FmKnA

I personally tested the samples for a couple of days and found that the silicone softness that we originally wanted was not viable. The cup was too thin with this silicone so sides of the cup folded in, eliminating the seal. This was obviously not acceptable.

We had a 2nd set of harder silicone samples, Shore10 (versus the Shore5 we wanted) I made an in-shop modification to this model and found a solution!

I talk about that in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgJWi27ca1s

On Friday, February 14th we sent in an updated CAD model to Xometry for analysis – once they come back with the quote we will get them to modify the mold!

Once the modification is complete we will review a second set of samples. I am extremely confident in the success of this modification and I expect that we will be able to get approval through quickly so we can move on to the actual production stage!

As we move forward we will continue to update this page with posts, letting you know what step we are on, what we think of the samples, and any dates that we can confidently offer.

Thank you for your support, for your patience, and for joining us on this journey!

Stay tuned!!

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