This is a simple blog to keep you updated on new releases on Airforce and other ADI restoration products.
July 30, 2023. We ran our first production run of Model B inner cores, and pleased with the results.
We have all of the other components for the Model B ready for final assembly including the inner cores, covers, and air nuts. This will allow us to immediately ship finished devices once Model B is released.
August 13, 2023. We continue to test and revise the gripper mold for the Model B. We are up to revision 2-3, (over 7 changes) which I hope will be the last. Gripper testing involves optimizing the dimensional aspects of the gripper and rubber composition to ensure peak retention and air seal against the skin, while also trying to maintain a suitable level of comfort.
August 14, 2023. We ran gripper revision 3 and will start testing when cured.
August 17, 2023. Gripper B rev 2-3 in testing and being evaluated. The B size is proving to be a challenge to get the grip and comfort levels optimized.
August 20~27 ADI is closed
Sept 1, 2023. Back to CAD design, revising gripper mold cores to increase comfort level
Sept 16, 2023 Finishing work on Gripper B revisions. The shop is producing and building inventory on Model B inner cores so devices can be assembled when the grippers are completed. We commenced design work on the E and F models, these will be designed and tooled simultaneously.
Sept 18, 2023. Gripper B test molded. Commence design work on Airforce Model A
Sept 21, 2023. Gripper B test successful. Gripper B production now in shop. Making corrections to Inner core C due to production issues.
Sept 24, 2023 Model B to be released by 9/28/23