April Manufacturing Update: We’re in the Factory :)

April Manufacturing Update: We’re in the Factory :)

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.

Manufacturing the Instafloss Water Flosser
Dr. Ralf Raud doing his thing.
Eli Packouz looking through the Instafloss Water Resevoir

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.

Using thermal imaging to test adhesives on the Instafloss

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

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3 comments

I am so excited to get my Instafloss! This has been years in the making and the end is in sight. I’m happy for all of you too! Thank you for all your hard work.
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Instafloss replied:
Thank you so much, Jen! It makes us happy too — we’ve been taking pre-orders on instafloss.com for a little over a year, but we’ve been working on Instafloss for over five years now. Being in the factory, testing production units, and gearing up to deliver to those who have supported us and made this all possible by pre-ordering has made the years of work all worth it :)

With Smiles, The Instafloss Team

Jen

Dear Instafloss Team,

Thank you for your Monthly updates, I appreciate all the information you’re providing as you progress in getting the Instafloss completed & I’m patiently can’t wait till I get My Instafloss! 😊
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Instafloss replied:
You’re very welcome, Lisa! We thank you for your patience, and can’t wait to bring Instafloss to you :)

With Smiles, The Instafloss Team

Lisa Young

Dear Instafloss Team,

Thank you for your Monthly updates, I appreciate all the information you’re providing as you progress in getting the Instafloss completed & I’m patiently can’t wait till I get My Instafloss! 😊
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Instafloss replied:
You’re very welcome, Lisa! We can’t wait to bring Instafloss to you :)

With Smiles, The Instafloss Team

Lisa Young

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