I have gone through the process of ordering product overseas and need help articulating issues and communicating specs and details on next order.
Some of the issues: I believe some of the thread heights are different. I have three sizes of bottles, all the threads should work the same and be spec'd at the same dimension, so that one lid would fit on all three bottles. On some the gaskets weren't seated well into the lid. It seems impossible for me to seat the gasket myself. Maybe the gasket is uneven and not perfect? Maybe the gap for the gasket isn't perfect even? Also it seems that some of the lids screw onto the bottle, but you feel friction, it doesn't seem smooth. My guess is that the metal thread and the plastic thread are not a good mate. Also the gap between the flange of the bottle and the lid when screwed down, it looks tilted on the bottle. Some of the bottom of the lids may not be perfectly flat. Gasket inside the lid isn't contacting the rim evenly, therefore when screwed on, the gap between the bottom of the lid and the bottle, looks tilted.
I'm looking to have someone help articulate this using photo's and lines and few words. Create images or label photo's I take to try and explain issues.
Also I'd like this person to be able to physically hold my product and do their own inspection. Meaning, must be in the US. I'm in Texas and travel to San Diego and LA at times. If you're based there or somewhere in between, that'd be ideal.
They have sent me new lids to try and I do see some improvement, but I not think they understand all the issues at hand. If I can better communicate the issues at hand, I believe they can fix it.
I also need to create a cost effective and functional "straw lid" and "flip lid" for my bottle.
I'd prefer to do this project in milestones.
(I will continue to detail this brief and add pictures)
Willing to look at either by the hour or fixed price. I would really prefer to be able to physically deliver product and explain my findings, then followed and finished through online communication.
For the person who will be helping me make design files for the new lids, I would like them to have been experienced and understand the manufacturing process. Meaning not only know how to conceptualize, but one who knows how to design while keeping mold cost in mind.