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October 31, 2019

News

Hello!

More exciting news from  Kniterate’s factory floor:

Hardware

So far we have assembled 21 knitting machines and the last 4 units will be ready next week, completing the 25 unit Early Bird batch. 🙌

We are adding the electronics to a few of them to start testing. By mid-December, after the tests have been completed, we expect to start shipping.

Machines getting ready with the electronics to start running

Around that time, we will start work for Batch 1 by sourcing the components for those machines. That way we can start assembling as soon as they arrive at our factory floor in early January.

We also expect to start calling the balances for Batch 2 and 3 then. We have decided to combine both batches given the small size of Batch 2 (35 units). This allows us to gain manufacturing scale and accelerate production.

We will get in touch with you directly to organize either the delivery of your unit or the payment of the remaining balance.

If you require further information about your batch please visit this page.

We hope that this advance notice will give you the time to prepare for the payment. Please get in touch with us soon if you have any questions, that way we will avoid any hiccups.

Stay tuned and let us know if you changed your email since your pre-order.

Electronics

As briefly mentioned above, this week the factory is going to get loud. We ordered some sample sets of the electronic boards and necessary cables and are currently installing them in a few machines to start testing them. Since those are the first commercial machines we assemble and ship, we want to test them thoroughly, so we have allocated 6 weeks to fully test them with all the possible scenarios, stitches, speeds and so on.

Besides getting the machines running, this time will be used to finalize the assembly process of the electronics, the last element of the assembly line which has evaded us until now.

There is one final element of the boards that we haven’t been able to resolve yet. It’s not critical as it doesn’t affect the performance of the machine but it’s important because it allows you to be able to upgrade your machine once it leaves the factory by using an SD card. We are working tirelessly to fix it and order the remaining boards over the next few days.

Machines assembled on standby, waiting for the final electronics to arrive

Software

We’ve been pushing some updates to the design app with some small incremental changes. The most significant progress is that we have started adding the option columns, which allows you to define all the machine parameters for every row.

It is still a work in progress and the functionality is limited but it is the stepping stone to control how the machine knits with a high level of granularity. The parameters you will soon be able to edit are carriage speed, roller mode, stitch density for front and rear bed and the racking position.

You can access the design app via the Machine Backers forum from our community. We are pushing updates fairly regularly.

Pre-Order

Visit our product page to pre-order now, schedule a live demo or request a quote. We’d love to hear from you!

 

USA EU UK Canada
Price $9,999     €9,999    £9,999    C$13,399   
Pay Deposit $2,500 €3,000 £3,000 C$2,500
…and the rest later $7,499 €6,999 £6,999 C$10,899

That’s all for now. We have a busy and exciting two months ahead!

Thank you for your support and patience as we come close to this incredible milestone!

-Kniterate Team

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