Progress Report (this is a long one) :)

Hello, and welcome to Cloud Riders Store, where We design, manufacture and sell accessories for Storz & Bickel Vaporisers (source manufacture), and at the moment I’m working on the Mighty Grinder project, It’s a Grinder that fits on the Mighty and Crafty filling aid device so you can grind right into it and savour every trichome.

As I’m getting busier, I will commet myself to a minimum of one post per week just to keep you updated, maybe soon I will be able to post more, especially when the prototype phase is over and I have more time, to work on the second product, and sales, I think it will be one post per week, lol.

Okay; let us talk business, the first plastic prototype has arrived few days ago…

The Mighty Grinder first plastic prototype

And to be honest, I wasn’t impressed, I think it need to be a bit more elegant, plus I had some feed back from a manufacturer regarding some details that will make production easier so I have been doing some changes, nothing radical, although the renders might look like heaps has changed, I believe those upgrades will make it look far more expensive.

In a nutshell, I ditched the rings, and used the 2mm to thicken the walls, played with couple of measurements, added engraving, and changed the Peace sign look, but the over all size is still the same.

New Mighty Grinder Design
Old Mighty Grinder Design

Now, if you look closely at the section analysis, you can spot most of the upgrades,

First all the walls gained a minimum of 1mm of thickness, this will make the grinder stronger and will feel better when you hold it, the smoth outer wall will set more comfortable in the hand, even the aluminium walls have been beefed up, and in this design the logo is engraved on the aluminium plate and it is visible from the lid, I think it will look sick, again we shall see.

The herb catcher dimensions have been changed, and I’ve changed the middle fastner method, but the major change was due to a manufaring chalange, in the picture below you can see the old top cutting plate,

olld top plate design

And this can’t be done on a CNC machine because of the sharp corners, so I was asked to add fillet, and make smooth corners, which got me thinking, why don’t I use the fillet as a feature, I was always worried about the number of cutting teath, so I took this opportunity and added three extra cutting teath and this is the new top cutting plate.

New Top Plate

I think it will look sick, and it’s thicker, which mean it will be stronger, with three more cutting teath.

You can see the new top plate clearly in this render, the grinder’s walls are thicker and the outer smooth wall is giving it a more elegant feel. Maybe it’s just me 🙂

New Mighty Grinder top off

The new filling aid is shallower, as you can see in this picture, and the new central cone, is looking neater, it seals the filling piece completely when grinding so no herbs can go inside of the transparent bit, which is sealed at the top.

The Updated Mighty Filling Aid

This theard picture is a clear example of the new wall’s thickness, at the moment I’m aiming to use Peek plastic, so the grinder will have the exact same finish like the Mighty & Crafty vaporiser.

Mighty & Crafty Grinder

I saved the engraving for last 🙂

As you can see in this render, the aluminium inside the plastic look sick, I mean this will be one special grinder, when you put it on the table next to your Mighty or Crafty, it will look cool 😎.

Sexy Grinder

Obviously, I still don’t have a functioning prototype yet, there were some hiccups with the factory in China,

Honesty; I’ve been looking at, and talking to factories, and I’m learning a lot of things about production, and how to prepare a CAD file for production, special considerations and requirements I wasn’t aware of regarding CNC capabilities, and rules of plastic molding.

But all and all, I think the progress is good and maybe by the end of the month, I will have my first functioning prototype.

I have nothing more to report, folow us on instagram.

Peace ☮️

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