Mid January Update
1 day ago
– Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 06:55:46 PM
Dear supporters, we have a progress update.
Although we planned to send the shipment at the end of January, we are postponing until the second half of February
While the axe blade went through our technical QC process with flying colors, we are not happy with the appearance of the blade. While function is important, we feel that the design and look of the tool has to match function. When you look at the pictures (see below), I’m sure you will agree with our decision. We want this product to be perfect.
Another series of production has started for the axe blades and we are now waiting on their arrival.
Besides that we are almost ready with the rest of the parts. We will start partial assembly next week and get the cartridges, knife, saw and more ready to go (more pictures below).
We will continue to update weekly now until the tools are sent to you.
about 1 month ago
– Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 08:47:41 AM
Finished parts continue to arrive from the suppliers. Feels like the holidays already with all the boxes turning up. All the parts must first go through our own QC process before being sent over to the team responsible for assembly. Pleased to tell you that everything that has been tested so far, is meeting our standards. We have two of our team visiting all the metal and accessories suppliers (plastics are done locally because of the expertise here) to discuss long term production plans and QC so will hopefully get you another update in two weeks.
A quick update for you
about 1 month ago
– Tue, Dec 04, 2018 at 01:31:09 PM
Below are more production images.
This time from the supplier that is making the COMBAR case. The case production is well underway and on target for delivery.
We will get you more COMBAR production updates over the month so you can see all the progress that is underway.
Thank you again for helping bring this wonderful product to life!
about 2 months ago
– Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 11:56:21 PM
Here is a cool video of the investment casting process for the COMBAR Titanium spade. First wax versions of the spade are made. They are then linked together into a tree and coated evenly in ceramic slurry which hardens to form the actual mould. The wax is melted out and the ceramic is baked. The individual spades are then cast in a vacuum at around 3200 F. The last process shows the ceramic being vibrated off by a knockout hammer.
Thanks again for your patience and hope you are all having a great holiday weekend. Regards, the Aclim8 team.