Part of the process of rapidly spinning up operations involved 3D printing the molds for desktop injection-molding of the slides used for our single elastic band system. The mold has a relatively long but limited life span, but we can create a lot of slides this way. Given supply chain disruption due to COVID-19, our hyperlocal supply chain means we can rely on access to components and parts for the RS-1.
3D printed molds in aluminum frames, ready for desktop injection-molding with black HDPE resin.
Everything done on the desktop, at home. Made in Ontario.
Quite a lot of local (Northumberland-Clarington) manufacturing innovation and engineering capacity went into bringing the RS-1 to market. Special thanks to the Microfactory at Venture13 for your support.