It is official now! Our online store is preparing to open its doors.
We have put a lot of work into our first pilot product. We got some good first feedback on the idea of replacement air vents for NA/NB MX-5 Miata. Thanks everyone who gave input, we wouldn't have advanced that far with some of the desing features without it.
It seems as this is the right moment to start working on the online store. There are still some things remaining to be done with the vents prototype, but now, having tried several different designs, we have confidence that we are on the finish straight.
The design of our MX-5 vents with closing mechanism is simple and elegant, but still requires many different components to work together. All our favorite technologies - dry carbon fiber, CNC machining, and 3D printing - are used in making of the vents. It is amazing, and frightening at the same time, that we have as many as seven suppliers just for components used in the vents (not counting in all other suppliers of tools and equipment we use).
We are continuing to optimise our production process. We have recently achieved (finally!) a perfect carbon fiber surface finish. And now looking at increasing our efficiency by automating some stages of the production process.
Peter & Dimmer, Founders
PS. It's Dimmer's birthday today so we consider opening this site (and this very first blog post) a birthday present :)