Funding the expansion
Pre-purchase blocks of machine time at a discounted rate.
We will be pre-selling blocks of machining time (in one week increments). Vendors and group buy runners can purchase the time slot that best fits their needs. The pre-sale costs will only cover machine time, other costs will be quoted based on the design and will need to be paid before the production date.
A week of machine time at the discounted rate will cost $3000-5000. The exact number will be determined before pre-sales start based on demand. Earlier dates will have a premium price. This price will only include the machine costs, other costs will be determined later based on the design being produced.
Right now we are looking at blocks of 1 week. This will simplify scheduling and should be the average for most needs.
Obviously, this depends on the type of case. On average though, we expect to produce around 50 cases per week.
Once the funding is complete, we will allow at least 2 months for setup. The exact dates for the pre-purchased schedule will be determined before the launch to reflect this. If we are up and running ahead of schedule, buyers will be given the option to begin production early.
This service is targeted at vendors and large group buy runners that want to see a “Made in America” option for keyboard manufacturing. By pre-purchasing time before you will need it, you can better control your production schedule. As prices rise overseas, having local production can control costs as well.