August Manufacturing Update: Still on Track for November, Mold Revisions Looking Good

Our manufacturing continues to move forwards according to plan, with newly molded parts looking great. Take a look at some of the revised parts fresh off the molds below.

Here’s the logo molded into the handle, the winner of the poll we ran a couple of updates ago. The camera doesn’t capture the contrast between the textured logo and smooth handle as prominently as it shows in real life, but you can get an idea here:

 

 Instafloss handle

 

And the revised reservoir with a light frosting effect on the base:

 

Resevoir for Water Flosser

 

As well as some light frosting applied to the lid:

 

Water Tank for Waterflosser

 

Finally, another neat detail which we wanted to share is the revised PCB. This PCB is the final version which will ship in all Instafloss units. The only difference between it and the PCBs we were using for testing is the length of the potentiometer and reset button. (The unit seen here is without the knob, which would cover the potentiometer.)

 

Instafloss' Adjustable water flosser control board

 

But that’s not what we wanted you to see, this is:

 

Instafloss Internals

 

Our manufacturer surprised us by printing our logo onto the control board. This little detail is a nice way to bring closure to our troubles securing many of the components on this very board. Seeing that logo there, along with our completed PCB is like a nice bow to wrap up the end of our electronics troubles and delays.

Here’s to hoping the world calms down and we don’t have trouble sourcing for future manufacturing runs, though if it doesn’t we’re more prepared now than ever before to deal with this kind of adversity.

16 comments

Jan 12, 2023 • Posted by Laura

I’m no longer receiving updates like I used to. I’m glad to see things are still moving forward.

Jan 08, 2023 • Posted by Kenneth Nelson

Hello. Your latest newsletter said we would be receiving our order in November. It’s January, when is it coming?
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Instafloss replied:
Hello Kenneth,

Thank you for writing in!

We’ve continued to post monthly updates that detail our progress. If you haven’t had the chance to read them yet, they can all be found here: https://instafloss.com/blogs/news.

In October’s update, we shared the news that during a round of inspections we noticed that the latest run of piston rods was inexplicably much weaker than in our initial run of the part, despite being from the same mold and supplier. In November’s update, we announced that to solve this, we had decided to go with a new material that is three to four times as strong as the previous material used. This was a more expensive choice for us, but will provide a longer lasting Instafloss for you. Unfortunately, this complication has pushed the completion date of our manufacturing run to early Q1. It’s good that this was noticed, and that you weren’t sent a subpar Instafloss, but it did take a bit of time to fix.

Our latest update is December’s, mostly to say that we are still on track for a Q1 completion date.

Thank you for your patience so far, we can’t wait to bring Instafloss to you!

With Smiles, The Instafloss Team

Oct 10, 2022 • Posted by Dan

Looking forward to getting this in hand real soon, I’m severely disabled and this will help with my compromised health.

It was a big purchase for me in 2019, and I’m not able to invest another chunk of change for something to have used in the meantime.
Is there a way to confirm what address this will be shipped to? There’s been some confusion on that in the past and I would hate to have any additional delay. I know you all have had your hands full navigating all the complications.

Thanks,
Dan
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Instafloss replied:
Hello Dan,

We’re very excited to get Instafloss to you – apologies for the delays so far! I’ve just sent you an email with the shipping information we currently have on file. If that needs to be changed, let us know in that email thread, and we’d be happy to update it for you :)

With Smiles, The Instafloss Team

Aug 18, 2022 • Posted by Jeremy H.

Great to see the incredible progress! Getting closer to having a unit on my sink! Thanks for what you do. Appreciated, you are.
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Instafloss replied:
Thank you, Jeremy! We get more and more excited with each manufacturing milestone that we pass. We can’t wait to get an Instafloss to your sink :)

With Smiles, The Instafloss Team

Sep 02, 2022 • Posted by Jeremy H.

Great to see the incredible progress! Getting closer to having a unit on my sink! Thanks for what you do. Appreciated, you are.

Aug 17, 2022 • Posted by Kim Smith

Thank you so much for sharing the new pics and info!! I can’t wait to receive my Instafloss! 😊
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Instafloss replied:
Of course, Kim! We can’t wait to deliver yours :)

With Smiles, The Instafloss Team

Aug 16, 2022 • Posted by Cherie

SOOOoooo exciting!!! :D YIPPY!!! Lovely!!!

Aug 16, 2022 • Posted by Lisa Young

Dear Instafloss Team,
So happy for all the progress & the pictures to show! Can’t wait to get my Instafloss, soon! Keep up with the great work!
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Instafloss replied:
Thank you very much, Lisa!

We’re glad you like the pictures as much as we do – the Instafloss logo on the PCB was a very pleasant surprise :)

With Smiles, The Instafloss Team

Aug 16, 2022 • Posted by Ms Margie

Can’t wait! I am rooting for you Instafloss! It will be a life changing product. I know it will change mine by saving me time and improving my gum health.
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Instafloss replied:
That’s our hope, Ms Margie!

Thank you so much for your support and kindness, we can’t wait to bring Instafloss to you :)

With Smiles, The Instafloss Team

Aug 16, 2022 • Posted by Judy Willour

I am so glad that production is moving along. Because I struggle so much to handle flossers with my weak hands, I am really looking forward to using Instafloss.


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Instafloss replied:
We’re glad to be approaching delivery too, Judy.

One of our goals in making Instafloss was enabling more people to floss by making it more accessible to those who find traditional methods difficult. We’re very excited to deliver your Instafloss.

With Smiles, The Instafloss Team

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