Yesterday I met with my supplier and picked up the first part. Fitting and quality were as expected and so I was able to approve the part.
For being able to produce at least 5 parts per week and to further improve manufacturability and surface quality I need to produce a master mold now. With this master mold two production molds will be produced and then the serial production will start.
My supplier indicated round about 2 weeks for creation of the master mold because they need to use a special epoxy and build up several layers. During this process the current mold will be blocked. So as an estimated time for the first parts he gave me about 4 weeks.
The shipping to customers with open orders is planned to start from mid of February in chronological order.
By the end of March I should be able to deliver from stock.