This is way overdue but we just want to celebrate before we move too far forward. We are thankful that our first product, the CraftLaser, is in full production and we have managed to fulfil all orders, but hang on, we really don’t want to under play the challenges that we faced and the journey that we took to get here. 

So here we are, we are going to detail what we did in 2019 and it went like this: 

 

Timeline

January 14

CraftLaser goes to Seoul.

CraftLaser goes to Seoul.

Lionsforge was invited to show the CraftLaser at the Soorim Art Centre in Seoul at the FABconcert.

February 2

CraftLaser at the Art Walk in Little India Singapore.

CraftLaser at the Art Walk in Little India Singapore.

Lionsforge took part in the Artwork festival in Little India and the CraftLaser was put to the test, cutting and engraving the designs of the public.

February 3

CraftLaser demo at the Bukit Panjang Public Library.

CraftLaser demo at the Bukit Panjang Public Library.

The CraftLaser is probably the only Laser Cutter in the world that can fit right into an indoor library environment with no safety or environmental concerns. Oh did we mention that there were no external exhaust attachments needed either.

March 2

CraftLaser demo at the Seng Kang Public Library.

CraftLaser demo at the Seng Kang Public Library.

Once again the CraftLaser proved it’s portability and indoor prowess. Very well accepted by public who saw it in action there.

March 14

CraftLaser at FOSSASIA Open Tech Summit.

CraftLaser at FOSSASIA Open Tech Summit.

Together with the Open Source community and showing off what the CraftLaser can do at the summit.

March 19

CraftLaser sent for Class 1 Certification

CraftLaser sent for Class 1 Certification

After preparation and submitting all the paperwork, we sent the CraftLaser to UL for the final certification.

 

 

April 17

CraftLaser received the official Class 1 Certification.

CraftLaser received the official Class 1 Certification.

It is now official, we have the certificate to prove it. We designed our machine with Class 1 specifications from the beginning but we wanted to get the certification done so that our customers can purchase our product with full confidence.

These are our certifications:

April 19

CraftLaser at Vivita Inc for a kids event.

CraftLaser at Vivita Inc for a kids event.

The CraftLaser once again proved it’s safety, and also it’s plug and play prowess as we set 2 machines up, one on top of the other, and started cutting in no time at the Vivita Inc – Creative Accelerator for Kids and Youth.

 

April 26

CraftLaser goes into pilot production.

CraftLaser goes into pilot production.

This week has been a very tiring one, however, we are pleased to announce that the pilot production line has been set up and the CraftLasers are getting built. The initial workers in the pilot production line will eventually form the core group to lead in increasing the production line in order to meet production schedules.

May 1

May Day Specials

May Day Specials

Mayday special! We at LionsForge are working tirelessly through the May Day holiday so that we are able to catch up on lost time. Announcing the first delivery of the CraftLaser to our Indiegogo Super Early Bird adopter!

May 9

CraftLaser local delivery goes into full swing

CraftLaser local delivery goes into full swing

We’re currently delivering our first batch of machines! We’re so happy to bring and set-up our CraftLaser at Sifr Aromatics a local perfumery at Arab street!
We really hope they enjoy using our equipment to make more High-Quality creations!
The delivery process was relatively easy! As the CraftLaser is portable and light, able to fit in the boot of the car and still being durable enough to withstand the journey.

May 10

CraftLaser delivery to our Indiegogo supporters begin.

CraftLaser delivery to our Indiegogo supporters begin.

We have started delivering the CraftLaser to the earliest backers in Singapore as the first few production Craftlaser roll off our production line. We are still waiting on the final go ahead to start shipping out the overseas order and that should come very very soon.

May 16

CraftLaser delivered to ITE Central.

CraftLaser delivered to ITE Central.

We made a trip to ITE, to bring them the CraftLaser! We taught the lecturers how to efficiently use the CraftLaser and demonstrated how precise the cuttings can be! CraftLaser is a safe and easy tool to use in any classroom environment, we have video cameras installed that would allow anyone to safely view the cutting process and many safety features against fire implemented in the program!

May 28

CraftLaser goes to Koh Pha-ghan in Thailand.

CraftLaser goes to Koh Pha-ghan in Thailand.

Our adventure to koh Pha-ghen was an exciting but arduous one but it was a joy to bring limitless crafting possibilities to this little place on an island jungle. #LionsForge_sg had demonstrated the ruggedness of the #CraftLaser, and its unrivalled portability across Air, Land and Sea.

June 6

CraftLaser demo at Monfont Secondary School.

CraftLaser demo at Monfont Secondary School.

We recently brought 3 machines to Montfort to improve their Maker Space, we held a training session for the teachers too, teaching them how to use the programs and machines effectively and safely, allowing them to pass this knowledge on to their students, as future designers, engineers, and creators.

July 16

CraftLaser delivered to Bowen Secondary School.

CraftLaser delivered to Bowen Secondary School.

Bowen Secondary School has adopted our CraftLaser!
We believe that giving students the tools to learn will empower them, moreover our CraftLaser is safe and easy to use in the classroom!

July 28

Lionsforge completed delivery  the local Indiegogo Supporters.

Lionsforge completed delivery the local Indiegogo Supporters.

We are happy to announce that we have completed our Singapore deliveries to our early Indiegogo supporters! We are working hard to get our CraftLaser to our overseas supporters.

July 28

CraftLaser at ITE Fiesta 2019

CraftLaser at ITE Fiesta 2019

The CraftLaser was on show at the ITE Fiesta. All the students enjoyed themselves.

August 30

CraftLaser delivered to North America.

CraftLaser delivered to North America.

First batch of #Craftlaser bound for North America.

September 2

More CraftLaser delivered to our overseas supporters.

More CraftLaser delivered to our overseas supporters.

One of many lots of CraftLasers making its way to our overseas supporters.

September 7

Lionsforge shortlisted in the Best STEAM solution finalists by EDUTECH awards.

Lionsforge shortlisted in the Best STEAM solution finalists by EDUTECH awards.

We are honoured to be shortlisted in the Best STEAM solution award finalists with our CraftLaser.

September 10

CraftLaser delivered to Anderson Junior College.

CraftLaser delivered to Anderson Junior College.

The CraftLaser is setup at Anderson JC.

September 12

All CraftLasers delivered to all Indiegogo Pre-orders from overseas and in Singapore.

All CraftLasers delivered to all Indiegogo Pre-orders from overseas and in Singapore.

We have officially fulfilled all of the Indiegogo commitment to both our local and overseas supporters! A major milestone for us, and a major thank you to all our supporters for their patience and kind words!

September 12

CraftLaser celebrated the Mexican National Day.

CraftLaser celebrated the Mexican National Day.

Celebrating Mexican National Day Festival with #CraftLaser. A hot afternoon at 33 deg C, but CraftLaser still bring laser cutting joy to the crowd.

September 26

CraftLaser delivered to Beatty Secondary School.

CraftLaser delivered to Beatty Secondary School.

CraftLaser delivered an set up at Beatty Secondary School. Transporting a #Lasercutter up 6 flights of stairs is a nightmare for anyone, but not with #CraftLaser! With its super lightweight construction, rigidity and portability, conquering those stairs is just one man effort!

September 26

CraftLaser delivered to Girl’s Brigade Headquarters in Singapore.

CraftLaser delivered to Girl’s Brigade Headquarters in Singapore.

Delivery to the Girls Brigades HQ Singapore. A historical building. Thanks to CraftLaser light weight and portable features, moving the units up 2 flights of stairs is just a one man effort!

September 30

CraftLaser goes to Bangkok for the Open Tech Summit.

CraftLaser goes to Bangkok for the Open Tech Summit.

The CraftlLaser bringing joy to the kids at the #opentechsummit. Simple and safe to use.

October 18

CraftLaser at the Singapore Maker Extravaganza.

CraftLaser at the Singapore Maker Extravaganza.

CraftLaser was featured prominently at the Singapore Science Centre.

October 26

Kee Wee was invited to CNA938 radio station for an interview.

Kee Wee was invited to CNA938 radio station for an interview.

An exciting day at Mediacorp.

What a privilege to have Kee Wee invited to CNA938 – Weekend with John Yip.

Kee Wee was given the opportunity to share with John live on radio about the CraftLaser, and how LionsForge hopes to spark a start-up culture in Singapore right from their own homes.

In addition, he also gave some words of encouragement to budding entrepreneurs and innovators, not to be held down by ones limitations but to explore and realize ones true potential.

 

October 30

CraftLaser delivered to Raffles Institution.

CraftLaser delivered to Raffles Institution.

CraftLaser was delivered and set up at RI.

November 4

CraftLaser goes to the Edutech Asia 2019 and awarded the Bronze award.

CraftLaser goes to the Edutech Asia 2019 and awarded the Bronze award.

CraftLaser was a hit with the crowd at the exhibition and won the Bronze award too.

November 8

CraftLaser delivered to the Canadian International School.

CraftLaser delivered to the Canadian International School.

A pleasure to deliver the #craftlaser to the Canadian International School Tanjong Katong for their STEAM (Science, technology, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Math) programme led by Ben Cooperman.

November 8

CraftLaser delivered to NUS High School

CraftLaser delivered to NUS High School

CraftLaser all set up and ready to go at NUS High.

November 15

CraftLaser delivered to Fu Hua Secondary School.

CraftLaser delivered to Fu Hua Secondary School.

It was another busy day yesterday delivering to our customers. Glad to be able to contribute to STEAM education for the students at Fuhua Secondary School (FHSS).

November 26

CraftLaser delivered to Chung Cheng Secondary School.

CraftLaser delivered to Chung Cheng Secondary School.

Another busy day with a successful delivery to Chung Cheng High.

December 3

CraftLaser purring along at the Singapore Science Centre.

CraftLaser purring along at the Singapore Science Centre.

Happy Tuesday for @tinkeringsg as the #craftlaser arrives at @sciencecentresg.

December 5

CraftLaser delivered to Ngee Ann Polytechnic , School of Design and Environment.

CraftLaser delivered to Ngee Ann Polytechnic , School of Design and Environment.

Staff at Ngee Ann Polytechnic receiving their CraftLaser this afternoon.
Training session also completed.

Wow, now that we reviewed it, it hardly seems possible that so much could happen in just 1 year. 

But rest assured because 2020 will be no different. Even as we continue to build and deliver the CraftLaser, going into more education institutions, we are already deep into the design of our next product, while at the same time providing the best after-sales service possible.

We are confident that the quality of our design and the robustness of the build will ensure that the CraftLaser will serve the schools for many years to come. 

Onwards to an even more exciting 2020.