In the first iteration, shortly after the CBS TV interview, ERBC developed sophisticated digital drawings of the invention to allow for the production of a 3D prototype of the JacLockTM Screw, Screwdriver and Bit. Once the 3D plastic prototypes were created and followed by a subsequent series of analyses performed on the 3D version, ERBC moved to phases two and three of prototype development. The last two prototype phases involved CNC Milled Steel production. Now that the steel working prototypes have been developed, ERBC is moving toward the next stage of product development, the testing phase.
The key testing phase will require the help of an outside company or body to perform the testing. ERBC intends, after the completion of its own in-house testing, to initiate a series of test comparisons with major competing screws, e.g., Phillips, Hex, Torx, etc. The test comparison will determine whether the JacLock concept provides for a true locking mechanism that translates into a measurably increased level of torque over the major screw competitors. If, as expected, the statistical testing results prove the validity of the JacLockTM concept, industry and consumers will be flocking to ERBC’s newest product.
The new design will appeal to both manufacturers and consumers alike. Manufacturers will quickly see the advantages of using the new system, since the assembly of products with the new screw/ screwdriver locking system will improve efficiency and costs. Consumers will also find the new system a tremendous improvement over existing screws and screwdrivers. Best of all, the new JacLockTM Screw and Screwdriver does not result in an increase in the cost of the production of the screw and the screwdriver.
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