Exciting stuff: We’re updating you directly out of the manufacturing facility in Guadalajara, Mexico. We are currently going over every aspect of – not machined prototypes – but actual molded Instafloss units!
This is a very involved process, as we want to be sure that everything is coming out of the molds as they were supposed to. As Yogi Berra said, “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice - but in practice there is”, so we are making sure that each component fits with each other in reality as they were designed. So far, we’ve caught a few minor misfits, but these shouldn’t take too long to fix.
Eli Packouz doing his thing.
Additionally, while we have put some individual parts through tests before, we haven’t been able to test entire molded Instafloss units until now. We have to make sure that every aspect of the unit operates as intended, the relevant parts are waterproof, the relative water pressure is correct for all jets, and that the Instafloss can survive normal stresses, such as the perilous shipping journey to your door and the (more perilous?) journey of long-term usage by multiple family members.
Monitoring adhesive temperatures via heat camera.
Of course, as we fine tune slight changes, we have to go through our list again and make sure the adjustments have no unintended consequences. We really only get one shot at this, so we have to make sure it goes right. We still have many tests to do and we’ll keep you updated, but we figured it was past time for our monthly update.
People tell us that Guadalajara is beautiful, but so far we really wouldn’t know – we’ve been in the factory day and night, surviving on nothing but coffee and enchiladas.
One day soon, we’ll be free – and you’ll have your Instafloss.
Until then, stay smiling :D
Eli, Ralf, and the entire Instafloss team