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The XL Orb – Aluminum Spherical Container

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4.8?
Discovered on 2016-10-26

The XL Orb is one of the coolest spherical keepsake containers made in the USA. The XL Orb’s quality construction starts with Aerospace billet aluminum. The outside tolerances are held to a tight +-.0005 to assure near perfect alignment between the two halves. The Orb’s halves are then hand polished before having type II anodize applied to all the surfaces to add color and to prevent corrosion. This larger Orb includes a much larger holding compartment – perfect for storing game dice and pieces. It’s also large enough to store full-size USB memory sticks (not exceeding 2″ in length) as well as jewelry items.  The XL Orb is available in 10 colors as well as the option of mixing the colors up – that is, choosing different colors for the top and bottom.

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Colors :
10
Tolerance :
+-.0005
Outside Diameter :
2.480 inches
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Eli
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I wanted to update. Very nice and high quality. I am disabled and been using my ORBs to relieve pressure sore pains on my legs. They are extremely nice. Can't wait to see more of your projects. Definitely you can see this is a super tough quality product.
Progressive Products
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@W L Eric NG - Nothing in the works. I think I'll be taking a break for awhile.
W L Eric NG
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Nice. Item received. I am wondering what will be the next project - Exotic Metal Orbs XL ?
Stuart Smart
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Hi, got mine today in Australia. Extremely well made & excellent quality. Worth the wait. Thanks.
Progressive Products
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@BarbaraNeff - Tracking says they are out for delivery.
BarbaraNeff
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I still haven't received mine. I'm in Florida. Is there something holding mine up? Thanks, barbara neff
Dru
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Hey guys. Got it today in Australia. Thank you very much. Such a fantastic product wish I got a few more. Keep up the great work
Jeremy
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Stunning craftsmanship, incredible attention to detail, a smooth finish with great anodizing (green came out amazing). Yet another outstanding piece, you guys have really done quite well with this one.
David Stone
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Another great product - arrived in Reading, UK
Dru
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Hey guys I still havent got mine either :(
Progressive Products
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@Boone - Thanks for your post and suggestion. I'll have to ponder the idea of making a pill shaped container. @David Freeman - Glad you're happy with your XL Orb. It shouldn't be too much longer and the XL Orb will be available in my Etsy shop. @Sam Burke - I'm almost finished shipping. I'll send you a private message regarding your XL Orb.
Sam Burke
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Have you completed shipping? As mine has not arrived.
Dave Freeman
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Mine arrived on 7/4! Gorgeous blue color is perfect! Honestly, I'd like to buy more once the orders are filled!
Boone
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Got the Orb XL and it's awesome! Actually way more useful than the other orbs I have. Would Progressive Products ever consider making a tube that could be screwed into the two halves of the Orb XL to make a pill shaped tube container?
Progressive Products
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@Eric F Grodsky - As mentioned in my last update, we began shipping two weeks ago. I'm doing all the shipping myself so it's taking a little bit of time to get them all shipped out.
Eric F Grodsky
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Is this project dead, like so many others?
Kevin Owens
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Please post an update.
Progressive Products
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@Stuart Smart - The project is progressing and I'll be posting an update in the next few days.
Stuart Smart
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Hi, could you please provide an update. Thanks.
Dave Freeman
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thank you for the update.
Progressive Products
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@Jeremy - I have high hopes for the new anodizing company that I'm working with. I've had them do a couple of jobs for me and I'm now ready for them to try anodizing the XL Orbs. @David - I'm currently working on an update that will be posted in the next day or so.
Dave Freeman
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It would be great to have an update, it's been over a month.
Jeremy
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How has the process been going for finding a suitable anodizing company?
New update coming soon I hope...?
Progressive Products
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@Bicman - I'll be posting an update this weekend.
Bicman
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Hello. Will there be an update on the shipping date? Thanks...
Dru
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No worries. Thanks for the update
Progressive Products
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@Dru - Not yet. We're working on them. Update soon.
Dru
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Hey guys. Have these been shipped yet?
Progressive Products
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@W L Eric NG - You have not missed the survey. We're running a little behind on getting it out, but it will be coming soon.
W L Eric NG
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Have I missed the XL Orb survey or it is coming soon ?
Progressive Products
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@James Hatley - After all rewards have been shipped to backers, we plan on adding the XL Orb to our Etsy store.
James Hatley
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Hello, Will you have the XL Orb for sell in your Esty store?
Progressive Products
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@Samuel - Yes, you can add-on other Orbs anytime before the close of the campaign. The list of all possible add-ons is located at the bottom of the main campaign page.
Samuel
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Will we be able to upgrade to metal orbs?
Bicman
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Thanks @Progressive Products...great idea(s) and a nice video on the original Orb too! I had my kids watch the video on how these are produced just to understand the geometric complexity required to cut a cylinder into a sphere.
Progressive Products
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@Bicman - Yes, the manufacturing of the XL Orb is on computer controlled equipment and is almost completely automated. But we still require machine operators to monitor the process and dimensions as well as hand load the second operation when the outside diameter is machined. The Orb also requires hand polishing to remove machining marks and improve the surface finish.
Bicman
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Just watched the video on how the original Orb was manufactured. Pretty cool! Is it almost a completely automated CNC process?
Progressive Products
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@James Hatley - Some sort of stand is definitely in the works. We'll post an update when we get that worked out.
James Hatley
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Is there anyway to have a stand as a add on. Like the one you did for the last one. Maybe have a small one for the regular Orb and a large one XL Orb. James
Progressive Products
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@Asmo - Thanks for the idea. We'll look into the possibility of having the Iris Bowl as an add-on.
Asmo
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Will you also include as rewards the iris bowls ?
Progressive Products
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@Mr. Tangent - Thank you for your suggestion. We'll definitely give that some thought.
@Dru - Thank you. We're excited to be launching the XL.
@Kenny Potts - Only one XL Orb early bird per backer. Add-ons will need to be at the pricing listed at the bottom of the campaign page.
Kenny Potts
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So if we backed for an early bird can we pledge two or more at that price?
Dru
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Ahhhh!! another one!! Good work guys.
Mr. Tangent
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Hint hint. :)
Mr. Tangent
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I hope Copper/Titanium versions come in these sizes. Unlocked versions?