INVENTOR NAME: Theodore Rhoads
STATUS: PATENT PENDING
METHODS OF MANUFACTURING
SUGGESTED MATERIALS &COMPONENTS:
ABS, plastic, plated steel, hardened steel, springs, hinge pins, e-clips,
PRIMARY METHOD OF SECONDARY METHOD OF
Plastic Injection Molding - A plastic molding procedure whereby heat
softened plastic material is forced under very high pressure into a metal
cavity mold which is relatively cool. Steel or aluminum are metals
that are best suited for the mold components.
SECONDARY METHOD OF
Metal stamping and punching. A process that involves a male and female
die, both are machined into the shape of the desired finished product. The
dies are made of hardened tool steel and are placed int he jaws of a hydraulic
BROAD ESTIMATE OF TOOLING COSTS
Approximate estimate is $32,000 TO $40,000.
BROAD ESTIMATE OF SECONDARY
Approximate estimate is $14,000 TO $22,000.
ESTIMATED TIME TO FABRICATE TOOLING
Three to four months.
ESTIMATED TIME TO FABRICATE
Two to four months.
TOOLING SKILL LEVEL REQUIREMENTS
High skill level required, but easily available.
TOOLING SKILL LEVEL
Skilled knowledgeable craftsman.
AVAILABILITY OF MATERIALS
Note to Manufacturer - Raw materials such as
plastic and metal components may be substituted by you the
manufacturer. It may be entirely possible to use your current
stockpile of materials to create a test production run of the
"EasyGrind" Rechargeable Coffee and Spice Grinder.
ESTIMATED PRODUCTION CYCLE (Overall Production)
The overall time required to manufacture the "EasyGrind" takes
into account all of the manufacturing processes presented a s well as the necessary
man hour requirements. The estimated production time is between 6-15
man minutes per unit. The hinge components are considered "off
the shelf", resulting in a savings in tooling cost to the manufacturer.
The best method of packaging the EasyGrind would be the conventional transparent clear packaging showing the product as point of sale to the consumer. All packaging should have the Universal Product Code (UPC) on the outside of the product. Simple
operating instructions should be included for the consumer.