Design for manufacture, or DFM, is the term used to describe the process of preparing a product for mass manufacturing. It’s meant to make the product as easy as possible to produce in large quantities, and to perfect every final detail before manufacturing begins.
We’re nearing the final phases of DFM for Kulr, which is the last step before moving forward with our functioning prototype. This prototype will be as close to the “real thing” as you can get! After that, we’ll produce the Kulr that’ll be ready for sale.
This week, Kulr founder Dane went behind-the-scenes with our manufacturing team to see the latest progress and learn more about the tooling and injection molding process.
Kulr is comprised of a number of smaller components, each designed carefully for style and function. We wanted every part of Kulr to look as sleek as possible, while also being lightweight and insulating to max!
This means each part will created individually using injection molding, which is the process of injecting a raw, pliable material like plastic into a mold made from hard metal.
These molds aren’t easy to make; they take time and a significant investment of resources. That’s where we’ve been focusing our efforts over the last few weeks, and we look forward to completing the process very shortly!