Since our last update, we've been working with our manufacturer to build Slide 4.0 LE1 prototypes, and so far it's going really well. Prototyping is an essential part of product development, especially when there are newly engineered mechanisms and features involved. Calculating how things will work in CAD can only go so far. Building the actual product allows us to test the features in real time, then fine tune the design and rebuild components if necessary. Getting as close to the production version as we can is important to prevent unwanted surprises in production. The Slide 4.0 LE1 has a number of new mechanisms and features including some critical spring mechanisms that will be the essential to its functionality.
SLIDE 4.0 FEATURE REVEAL 2
One of the Slide 4.0 LE1's features we're really excited about is our new Module/Faceplate release lever. If you're a Pivot or Anywhere Tools user, you know the process for removing Keyport Modules requires a tool. Removing Modules on the Slide 3.0 requires the end cap to be removed first. Well, the Slide 4.0 does not have a removable end cap. So, we had to engineer a new way to remove Modules. That new process involves an integrated spring lever, similar to a frame lock mechanism on a pocket knife. You just depress the lever outwards, and the Module is then free to slide off. Here's a demo:
3D animation of new Slide 4.0 Module release lever in action
Adding Modules to the Slide 4.0 works just like adding Modules to a Pivot and stacking Anywhere Tools. It has the same three square holes on both sides. You just align the holes with the metal feet on the Module, and push until is snaps. We only have one more feature reveal to go before we show all the angles of the Slide 4.0 LE1.
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