Inpulse products are jewels with embedded technology. They are made in one shot resin injection that surrounds the technology parts without parting lines. With a traditional manufacturing process, each one our hi-tech bracelets takes around 60 minutes to make from beginning to end. We wanted to find a better way, so we engineered our own production machines and automated the molding and cleaning processes. Our process is inspired by the lost-wax method used in Italy during itsRenaissance, but enhanced with modern casting techniques and automation. For precision accuracy we engineered an innovative way to set the technology into the mold so that once the product has been cast the technology is invisible. The result is an incredibly strong, flexible and clean design product that is completely waterproof (IP68)
In 2017, after 6 years of R&D, Inpulse opened its first factory in downtown San Francisco. Our design process required product design iterations with a 6 month cycle, so it was just not efficient nor affordable enough to hand it off to a third party. We wanted to maintain control over both the production process and the quality. The Inpulse factory has been built in phases so that we could begin manufacturing immediately while continuing to scale. Currently, this consists of a really efficient and minimal setup that we call a “container” which performs in-house the complete manufacturing process of extraction, cleaning and polishing. Each container houses approximately 500 square feet of operational space. The idea is that in the future those containers can be scalable in clusters and transportable to different locations as needed.A "container" is like a self-contained set of stations, each of which is focused on a different process of the product creation. A fully functional factory can be composed of one or more clusters of containers. So we named the factory "Clusterfactory".
By mid 2018 we manufactured roughly 5,000 units. This makes our factory one of the smallest, most efficient and highest volume of hi-tech small device manufacturing factory for wearable and fashion electronics. As our factory ramps up production, Inpulse’s cost of products will significantly decline through the economies of scale, innovative manufacturing, reduction of waste, and keeping the majority of manufacturing processes under one roof. By reducing the cost, Inpulse can make products available to more and more people, allowing us to make the biggest possible impact on transitioning the world to wearable technology.