This week we received the first updated spring motor samples from our new vendor (see last update for a refresh on why we are switching vendors), and they look very promising! During the next few weeks, our vendor will build and test a fixture to secure the steel sleeve during the final laser welding process that will ensure the outer diameter is within spec. As you can see in the photo below, there is a peak at the weld joint in this version, so it can’t fit within the cylindrical core of the handle—the next version created with a fixture will change that! This was step one of sampling, and they passed the test well, so we’re expecting to see good progress and usable motor samples in a few weeks.
Our Chicago injection molder received revised tooling today (a few days later than planned 🙄), and they’ll have the T2 sample parts for us by next week! We will be receiving samples of the brush head, housing, handle, and travel cover. These are the most visible cosmetic parts of the brush, so they must function well and look flawless. Cross your fingers for a clean run, and we’ll keep you posted on that progress in the next update!
Below is the latest overview of where things are at in the production cycle of Be. Brush. The idea behind showing progression in a GANTT chart is to give you transparency into what we're working on, broken down to the component level, so you know on a bi-weekly basis what has been done, and what is left to do. Check out the full size chart HERE.