Wohoo!! Our Armature Ten campaign reached its goal tonight. So HAPPY!! THANK YOU to everyone that shared, pledged and participated in this campaign.
I guess third time IS the charm 🙂
With these funds we’ll be able to have molds made for all of these pieces all of which are used in every single one of A9’s 1/6 product line. (the necks are already done)
Another thing I’m also very excited about is that the remaining 3D printed components for Ballerina will be produced using dual printing so that we can deposit multiple materials at once which will enhance the performance of the joints considerably.
I always learn something new with each product and I anticipate much of this learning will also be transferred to the A9 series as well; and as well as the cost savings from being able to generate all these connectors with injection molding. The knees have been a real challenge because they have a high failure rate when 3d printed and I regularly send out free replacements to customers (don’t hesitate to reach out if you need a pair btw). With injection molding not only will they be faster to produce but will have a practically zero failure rate.
The non-universal peanut joint will be perfectly rounded which will allow customers to pop them in and out with more ease and not subject the torso and pelvis to risk of damage. And the elbows will no longer cause me headaches when trying to get them to make it out of the 3d printers with decent results.
This is a major step forward for A9 and marks the birth of A10. I anticipate a $20 decrease in price for all of our 1/6 armatures once these molds are all done.
How long will it take? Well.. that all depends on how quickly our engineers can produce the molds because all the prep work on our part has been done already.
I’m hoping within the next two months all of these molds will be completed but they’ll come in one at a time within weeks. Knees are first.