Scroll down for the latest SkyShed POD-S updates. If you have a question about POD-S, you will probably find it Here, on our Home page, the FAQ page, or More Info page.
Check back here regularly for the latest updates. We’ll be posting on a regular basis.
Everything is going very well with preproduction! We are working on a lot of little things in various departments. So there’s not a lot of exciting stuff to update you with.
We will be working on drawings with measurements shortly, and be adding them to the More Info page. To help in your planning. I’ll let you know when we upload those.
In the meantime, for those of you who are wondering how we make the POD-S panels; Here are a few shots from the factory. Showing a little of the Rotational-Molding process we use to create the panels.
The photos show the POD-S taller Bay being made on the tri-arm machine. Fresh “out of the oven”. Notice that after the part is made, we cut the face out of it to create an opening into the Bay. So when the photo was taken there was still a “face” on the Bay.
The POD-S dome is made by combining left and right “semi-domes”. Here’s a shot of a POD-S semi-dome mold producing a semi-dome part, on the new million dollar “large machine” at the factory.
Once fully up and running we’ll be able to produce five complete POD-S domes per production day using this process.
I hope this helps to shed some light for those who are not familiar with how we make the POD-S panels.
Whoo-Who! The big day arrived! When we can tell the astro world about SkyShed POD-S, and the new POD / POD-S models! We’re very excited about our new POD line up. If you spend some time reading this website, we think you will be too!
See you again soon.
SkyShed Observatories Owner