Why assembly of each HB Ring takes so long?
After we started completing first production units of HB Rings by late July, we found out that our initially manufactured lighting system did not fit all HB Ring's sapphire housings as intended, due to the tolerances in coating. We looked into possibilities to still fix this and have another set of components manufactured by our supplier throughout August, however we ended up with no other choice than to make custom lighting component for each HB Ring by hand, to make sure it fits all of them. This makes each HB Ring lighting unique, while it enormously slows down the assembly process.
Preparing lighting component.
Checking the fit inside the sapphire and adjusting it.
Once the lighting component is fitted, the parameters of lightning are tested.
Adjusting the lighting to achieve uniform glowing.
Once the uniformity is achieved the component is checked through an eyepiece.
Please note that lighting of each HB Ring may differ in very small details, as each of them is hand crafted and fitted individually.