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After many delays in the tooling, we have finally received some progress photos of the molds. Apparently, these molds started as over 20,000 pounds of tool grade steel. Each mold has 2 precision CNC machined pieces, a top and a bottom. When they are pressed together, they leave a void that hot, liquid plastic is injected into under extreme pressure. The mold is then cooled and separated to reveal the part(s). The base and the lid of the BumperBar each have their own mold. The garnish, napkin and organizer trays, as well as the handle and latches are all made...

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Hello Kickstarter Community and BumperBar Backers.  As you already know, we started (opening the molds) mold production before our campaign ended, with the anticipation of 60 days to complete the molds to the point that we would have our first samples.  This would have allowed us, if all the stars aligned, to receive our first round of BumperBars with enough time to get them out to our backers in time for the holidays.  Unfortunately, that 60 days has come and gone.  We have been notified from the manufacturer three times now of delays in mold production, and just received an...

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As you all know, we successfully completed our Kickstarter campaign last month.  We want to communicate with our backers regularly and as necessary as we get more information as we move through the production process.  We started the tooling process (called opening the molds in the industry) before the campaign ended.  Fortunately, we were not counting on the funding from Kickstarter to start this process and seeing as everything across manufacturing and shipping sectors is taking longer than expected, we wanted to get the ball rolling as soon as possible.  Our product engineer and the tooling manufacturer engineers have been...

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Once again, thank you to all our backers on this project.  I want you to all rest assured that your BumperBars will be delivered as promised.  The major investment in tooling (the molds) has already happened.  We were not raising funds on Kickstarter in order to help fund the project, but rather to gain some market insight as well as gather more information as to what our customers might want.  We will be updating our Kickstarter page shortly to be able to use it to communicate with our backers regarding progress and updates. We are well on our way. Thank...

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