After the success of our Snapmaker 2.0 Kickstarter campaign, we are laser-focusing on the pilot production in order to deliver the high-quality products to our Kickstarter backers on time.
More Mature and Comprehensive Production Plan
Taking a hardware product from prototype to production is one of the most critical challenges for most Kickstarter hardware projects. There could be so many unexpected problems to solve in a limited time and there’s so little room for error. We deeply understand that completing the production on time for a new product can be a huge challenge. However, this is not our first time to take up this kind of challenge. Learning from our last project, we know how to get better prepared this time.
We aim to send out all rewards to all Snapmaker 2.0 backers by the end of March 2020, and then we start to ship products to pre-order users. Before going full speed on mass production, we are going to perform a pilot run in this summer. A pilot run is like a test production: instead of making 2000 units straight away, we will make 30, then 90 or more units to test the quality of all parts and assembly procedure. After ensuring everything goes well, we will make 600, 1200, 2000 and more printers per month.
There are two periods in our pilot production for Snapmaker 2.0: an initial trial run, and a small pilot batch production.