As mentioned in January’s update, we began receiving molded parts for testing and quality control. More parts have come in and will continue to come in as we move into March, with quality of all parts being great and little to no revisions needed at this time.
To be clear, this isn’t the final assembly quality control (where we test the fully assembled Instafloss), but rather the QC and testing of each individual component to ensure it meets our requirements.
Here’s a couple of pictures of new parts out of our molds:
Pictured above is the inlet valve assembly, and below the cylinder sleeve.
Addressing the Ukrainian, Russian and Belurusian conflict
We’ve received some questions as to whether or not the ongoing invasion by Russia and Belarus into Ukraine will impact our timeline.
First and foremost, we hope that the loss of human life ceases as soon as possible and that the territorial borders of Ukraine be respected by Russia and Belarus. The loss of life and suffering that is being caused is a tragedy and one that we hope is resolved via level heads and peaceful negotiations.
As for whether or not it impacts us, none of our parts nor business partners are out of Russia, Belarus or Ukraine, so the situation has not impacted us nor do we foresee it impacting our operations.
Given the rapidly evolving nature of the conflict, we’ll be monitoring closely (who isn’t?) and update you if we become impacted, but again, we don’t foresee any impacts at this time.
We expect to wrap up these tolerance and QC checks on the 70+ individual components within the next month. After, we’ll be flying out to our manufacturing plant in Mexico to do a complete QC walk through ensuring that everything from waterproofing of the units to performance of the final assembled pieces is meeting or exceeding benchmarks.