We are very excited to announce that Bauer 2 is nearly ready to go! We are still waiting on the prototype to confirm everything in real life, but we would like to lay out some of the new features while we wait. Below you can find renders detailing the changes to see how it works and what it looks like. This design may have some tweaks for the final production model.
- Compression Control System
- Plate design change to work with Compression Control System
- Isolation strips change to work with Compression Control System
- Taco bumpers for plate alignment / isolation
- Complete plate isolation from enclosure
- Hardware drive style changed from Hex to Torx
- Updated bottom design
- Added internal design
- Various tolerances cleaned up
- Anodizing will be used instead of Cerakote
BAUER 2 BOTTOM ENCLOSURE
Compression control pillars have been added to ensure the correct amount of compression every time.
BAUER 1 BOTTOM ENCLOSURE
No compression control pillars so the compression is controlled by how far the screws are tightened.
BAUER 2 PLATE
Updates for the pillars and taco bumpers have been added for separation from the pillars and alignment.
BAUER 1 PLATE
Only accounts for the screws to not touch and has no taco bumpers on the corners of the plate.
BAUER 2 BOTTOM UNIT
Plate sits on neoprene strips with taco bumpers aligning the plate and keeping it isolated from the compression control pillars.
BAUER 1 BOTTOM UNIT
Plate sits on neoprene strips with no taco bumpers aligning the plate and no pillars controlling compression. Must align by lining up with bottom enclosure.
BAUER 2 TOP ENCLOSURE
Cutouts for the compression control pillars to sit have been added.
BAUER 1 TOP ENCLOSURE
BAUER 2 FULL UNIT
Place top enclosure on top, flip over, and tighten screws until the top and bottom enclosures meet.
BAUER 1 FULL UNIT
Place top enclosure on top, flip over, and tighten screws until you feel resistance.
BAUER 2 BOTTOM
A recess was added to the back for better use of the negative space.
BAUER 1 BOTTOM
Just a Bauer logo in the center with a large, flat, blank canvas.
COMPRESSION CONTROL SYSTEM
Compression Control System is just a simple way to say that the top and bottom enclosures come in contact. This is not anything new, but we tried to put our own spin on it. This is something proven to be effective in allowing a perfect amount of compression every time because the bottom enclosure can only be tightened so far before it meets the top case in the correct place for optimal compression.
The alignment / isolation bumpers on the corner of the plate, or taco bumpers for short, are there to keep the plate from coming in contact with the pillars. It also doubles as a way to keep the plate perfectly aligned by holding the plate in place north / south with the pillars and west / east with the inside of the top enclosure.
We also changed from Hex to Torx screws and lengthened the screws from 8mm to 10mm to ensure the strength of the hold.
UPDATED BOTTOM DESIGN
A simple cutout was added to the bottom to make better use of the negative space. There is a “moat-stroke” of sorts around the recess in order to use the shadows to bring depth to an otherwise simple design. The chamfer on the higher edge is angled so that the imaginary line that crosses the “moat” meets the lower edge. We also added a chamfer around the cable port for continuity across the design.