Durability, Functionality, and Care: What Our Luggage Is Really Made Of
Have you ever wondered how luggage is made? Or how we design our products to be more durable? Are you, the one reading this, really interested in where our products come from? Do you secretly love videos like this? Then this is the post for you.
Our team designs the shape of the luggage and works with our factories to create a mold. The mold is rendered in 3-D according to our design, and once finalized, is created in aluminum. The aluminum mold looks like a metal version of the luggage.
Durable plastic boards are made in the color of our choice and cut to size. These boards are future luggage! They are then sent off to a forming machine for Step #3.
This is the really cool step. (I mean, it’s all cool, this one is just reallllly cool.) The plastic boards are heated up to a high enough temperature to take the shape of the mold, and then completely cooled, all within seconds and by machine.
Now the plastic looks like luggage! The newly molded, plastic board goes over to the cutting machine where a robotic arm will cut out holes for the wheels, handles, trolleys, screws, locks, bumpers, and any excess plastic.
During assembly, the lining is stitched in, and all the parts such as wheels and handles are screwed in.
Every luggage is carefully inspected and cleaned before being packaged.
Between conception, design, and production, there’s plenty of testing. Once we have decided on the final shape and design, as well as all of the final components, the luggage and each component is tested to determine if the final design will survive all of your travels.
If you want to see what the testing process looks like, watch this handy video that some of our production members took on their last trip to the factory. And yes, we know it’s painful to watch, but we also know that it makes a better product in the end.
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