Launching the tooling production

Hello everybody, we have exciting news to share with you today. Firstly, we made one giant leap for Goliath CNC: we launched the tooling production for manufacturing. Secondly, we have great news about the team at the end of the update.

Production
The series of tests we ran on Goliath CNC over the past months were useful to identify the critical areas to work on and we made the latest improvements to the chassis and the shells. We finalized the design of these plastic parts of Goliath CNC working closely with our manufacturing supplier to reach the design freeze.

Consequently, after the design freeze, we were able to kick off the tooling production. We asked our supplier to split the molds into four different groups, putting the most critical components at the top of the list.

As a result of the intense industrialization process, the biggest part of the manufacturing tooling is by far the injection molds for the plastic parts, but it is not the only technology necessary to manufacture the custom-designed parts of Goliath CNC, we are also dealing with extrusion dies for both the aluminum and the rubber parts and die casting. In terms of components, we have 50+ custom-designed parts. Finally, more than ten suppliers are involved in the manufacturing process.

Software
We are working on the custom-made CAM software necessary to run Goliath CNC, the algorithm development is on the coding phase. Our partners are implementing the key functionalities with the user interface design.

We had the first demo with the UX design last month, we can expect to have a beta version in the next weeks.

Team 
We are delighted to welcome a new team member, Margherita, an R&D engineer from Northern Italy. She will give strength to our R&D and testing team; she is already working on the control of Goliath CNC and the accuracy tests.

We are also looking for more people to join our team to work on the software and the supply chain management.

In the next update, we will go into details about the manufacturing tooling and the first molds we ordered: the molds for the wheels’ components and the mechanical components inside the sensors.

Have a nice week!
All the best,
Lorenzo, Alessandro, Davide
and the Springa team