bgn wrote:I just registered on your Web page for info. I see that it says Jan 2019 for release. Very soon! I think you also state here that you've already established all of the molds for final production run. So I assume this thread isn't for the purpose of considering any design change. Hopefully it will create a bit of buzz for you.
Thanks so much for registering and interest.
Yes design on main housings and model tested and proven. But feeback here on how it fits into the scene, purpose and there is potential to massage a few things.
For instance brass vrs acetal gears. It has been mentioned here. We have done both. But long term I'm leaning back to the one piece design of solid brass shaft and gear cut on the end. Very strong and won't ever break. At present two piece is brass and acetal gear mounted on the brass shaft. Acetal smoother due to flex of gears under load. But we can improve smoothness of the brass. And it would be stronger.
So this discussion is helping us with potential user feedback on those issues and plenty of others in terms of heat capability etc etc. it's actually hard to communicate how good it is online. You have to use it. Work with it to see it's heating characteristic. But it's quite surprising. One thing is how fast it is to use. You really could run a cafe with it. It knocks out shots one after the other very quickly if you want.