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4/25/2017

Press Release: 4/25/2017 from Jon Eicher, CEO, Specialized Composites, Inc.    

After several years of R&D work I have finished my new line of patented Carbon Fiber Cases which are now available to purchase for the ultimate in rugged, lightweight mobility at www.specializedcomposites.com or www.joneicher.com

Innovative, featherweight and built to last, these carbon fiber cases offer a new way to carry your possessions in a hard shell case.  Carbon fiber cases are tough, can be knocked around, and are applicable to a wide range of everyday uses.   The cases are engineered to meet Air Transport Association Specification 300 Category 1 (ATA Spec. 300 Cat.1) and Military Standard 810-G and are Hammer Tested.  Similar to messenger bags, the cases are easy to carry and use.  

Carbon fiber it is an environmentally friendly advanced composite material that is stronger than steel and lighter than aluminum.  It is used in low volume ultra high performance applications like space vehicles, super cars, racing yachts and sporting goods.  An expensive, labor intensive material to process, carbon fiber requires a laboratory like manufacturing environment, and yet is the material of choice when applied to applications on the fringes of material science.  These cases are state of the art in materials, process and construction.  

Available first are Cygnus and Gemini.  They are small carrying cases that have enough interior space to lightly carry some things for a day in the city, riding a bike around town, a hike in the woods or as a carry-on case for your next airplane flight.    

Designed to be as lightweight as possible you can feel the difference in weight from conventional materials.  A matt finish on the carbon fiber with black oxide hardware creates a durable nonreflective appearance.     

A removable and adjustable lightweight shoulder strap allows several ways to carry the cases.  Custom made buckles and hinges securely fasten the clam shell style hard cases in a carbon fiber and ultraviolet (UV) resistant bio-epoxy composite structure designed for maximum strength and rigidity.    

Beautifully crafted, these  aerospace grade carbon fiber cases are 100% handmade.  They have a limited lifetime warranty.  A superior Made in USA product, that I personally designed, and build, your purchase helps support American manufacturing like my company Specialized Composites, Inc.. For more information you can reach me at jon@specializedcomposites.com, call +1-703-945-4690 or visit our websites at www.specializedcomposites.com or www.joneicher.com.

 

1/21/2017

Just about done with my new carbon fiber cases!  If your interested in getting early notification or to preorder, please sign up to our mailing list.  First notice will go to our email subscribers.  I expect the cases to sell out quickly as production will be very limited!

 

12/23/2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Thanks everyone for another great year!

Looking forward to the new year and the launch of our new carbon fiber carrying cases!

 

11/13/2016

People often ask me what's the big deal about carbon fiber... this video explains it very well. It is kind of like Charles and Ray Eames Powers of Ten video.

 

9/28/2016

New state of the art 3D printed laser sintered nylon iPhone cases are ready to order!

Available in 10 colors... Black, Orange, Green, Yellow, White, Blue, Purple, Red, Pink with Anodized Silver fasteners and Solid Black with Anodized Black fasteners.

Available at www.specializedcomposites.com

Made by Specialized Composites, Inc. in the USA.
Designed by Jon Eicher

 

9/12/2016

Almost done with new cases for iPhone 7 Plus, 7, 6 Plus, 6, SE and 5. I'll be taking orders soon if you need a case. New cases are designed to work with Apple Pay!

Carbon fiber cases soon too!

 

8/18/2016

New iPhone cases soon for iPhone 7 (or whatever they call it!) iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S and iPhone SE/5. New designs, new colors!

 

8/6/2016

We have some great new iPhone case designs coming out soon for the iPhone 7, 6, and 5. Check here first!

 

7/31/2016

http://www.dezeen.com/2016/05/09/carbon-fibre-robotic-production-fourth-industrial-revolution-university-stuttgart-achim-menges/

 

7/19/2016

If your interested in carbon fiber here is a great blog...

http://www.carbonfibergear.com/lamborghini-opens-doors-to-its-carbon-fiber-research-center/

 

7/8/2016

Advanced Manufacturing support from the White House!

https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/06/24/sharpening-our-competitive-edge-national-network-manufacturing-innovation

 

6/28/2016

Carbon fiber has a great future! This is a video of robotic weaving of carbon fiber and glass through a resin bath to create a structure.  Cool!

 

6/24/2016

Long distance backpackers were probably some of the first to really look at ways to reduce weight through material selection.

http://shortsleeveandtieclub.com/making-case-for-lightweighting/

 

6/10/2016

Getting ready to take orders on my new carbon fiber cases!

 

6/10/2016

Made from lightweight fiberglass boxes!

 

5/29/2016

Hypetex offers a future of carbon fiber in great colors!

http://www.hypetex.com/

Hypetex from Hypetex on Vimeo.

 

5/16/2016

Interesting article about the future...

https://medium.com/a-nation-of-makers/can-manufacturing-be-democratized-355e6ba96cb9#.dklxyh81t

 

5/14/2016

We have added 3D printing (rapid prototyping) to our list of tooling options.  Now we can create unique tooling, fixtures and jigs to help construct parts.  Typically these would be tools that do not exist and have to be constructed in CAD on a computer and then created using the 3D printer. We can create forms this way that would otherwise be impossible to effectively machine manually.

 

5/7/2016

Working on more MultiCam products!  If you like camouflage it is one of the best out there!

 

5/6/2016

Space X's new Dragon space capsule has lots of carbon fiber!

 

4/26/2016

 

4/24/2016

Making terrific progress on the new carbon fiber cases! Prototypes look great and best of all the cases perform exactly as designed. Sign up to our mailing list to get advance notice of their availability. Very soon they will be ready to purchase!

 

4/11/2016

For over 100 years my family has been involved with the second oldest flax festival in the USA. Flax used to be a big deal but has sort of been forgotten as a material. In Europe and the USA too flax is making a comeback. I hope to offer flax composite products in the near future so keep an eye out for them.

BE LINEN MOVIE 2 _ENGLISH from We Are Linen on Vimeo.

 

4/8/2016

Welcome to our new website! A consolidation and improvement of earlier websites (www.joneicher.com and www.specializedcomposites.com) and several web pages, the new site has secure shopping with a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificate (HTTPS) from Shopify for a worry free shopping experience, a better blog, newsletter sign up, improved functionality, and many more important upgrades like being mobile friendly. New products will be added frequently, so check back often! I hope you enjoy the new website!

 

3/21/2016

New cases for iPhone SE available in the shopping section of this website. More iPhone 6/6S and 6 Plus/6S Plus cases in production.

 

3/1/2016

Soon I will be offering a pre-sale of a brand new carbon fiber case designs. If you would like to get an early notification and opportunity to purchase one, please sign up to our mailing list. I expect my yearly production to sell out well before it is actually available.

 

2/14/2016

Quiet here but busy in the background. Lots of exciting things happening soon!

 

12/19/2015

Sold out of iPhone 6/6S and 6/6S Plus cases!

 

12/17/2015

Merry Christmas! and Happy New Year!

Lots of exciting new developments in 2016!  Stay tuned!

 

9/23/2015

Sign up for our new email newsletter for the latest information and product offerings.  For new products you will be the first to know!

 

9/21/2015

Check out and like our new Facebook page for advanced composites and other carbon fiber related news and information including new product announcements. 

https://www.facebook.com/Specialized-Composites-Inc-219288634780220/timeline/?ref=hl

 

8/26/215

Wrapping up some large carbon fiber projects.

 

5/13/2015

The last Multicam iPhone 6 case is available. It won't last long!

 

3/2/15

All preorders have shipped!  Still a few cases left as listed.

 

2/18/2015

MultiCam will start shipping 2/23/2015. Sold out of iphone 6 in clear / natural silver anodized.

 

2/15/2015

Orders for Anodized Silver and Powder Coat Orange are shipping! MultiCam still on back order. Sold Out of Orange 6 Plus. Only a few of the anodized silver 6 plus and 6 cases left and a few powder coat orange 6 cases left.

 

2/2/2015

Pre Order cases are just about done! Finishes are being applied right now. Orders will start shipping soon!

 

1/9/2015

Due to the number of requests I have received I am making more iPhone 6 Plus cases!  Work has already started on a 2nd. production run!   Available in several more weeks in MultiCam camouflage, anodized black, wood finishes, and powder coat.  All hand made in the USA!  Thanks everyone for the support!

 

12/26/2014

Thanks everyone for a great year! 

 

11/9/2014

You can follow the progress of new iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 cases here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jon-Eicher/108683869227878

These will start shipping soon!

 

11/3/2014

New cases nearing completion!  A few introductory priced cases are left. MultiCam will probably sell out. Possibly the other finishes too. This is the only production that will be available for Christmas gifts. 

 

10/10/2014

Wow! Put a prototype iPhone 6 case together today. Crazy thin design! Pictures soon!

 

10/8/2014

New iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases are in production. Making prototypes right now.  If you would like to order at the special introductory discounted price now is a good time as I expect to sell out my first production run. Prototype pictures will be posted shortly to replace the illustration images.

 

9/22/2014

Still working on the details... I hope to offer an introductory preorder price on my upcoming iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases.  So, stay tuned for an upcoming great offer on a case!

 

9/20/2014

Working on new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases right now. Check back in the next few days for a great introductory price offer on the new cases. Limited production so stay tuned!

 

8/10/2014

I hope everyone is having a great summer or winter.  It has been quiet here on the website but super busy for me in developing new products. Interesting stuff happening and you will see it here first!

 

5/23/2014

Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

Lots of exciting developments in the months ahead!

 

1/23/2014

New case designs for BlackBerry products z10, z30, and Q10 plus Playbook.  Also new designs for Samsung Galaxy products especially Note 3. Minimums may apply. currently only available as a custom order.

 

1/18/2014

My new proprietary finish technology is completed.  It allows us to create a case with state of the art durability in metal coatings in colors.  This means long term good looks and chip and scratch protection leaving behind the standard rubber, plastic or wood device cases.  My cases are built for strength and made to last for long term value.

To be the first to try out this new technology you can preorder one of these cases for the iPhone 5/5S in nonreflective dull desert sand, nonreflective dull black, or nonreflective dull olive drab.

I expect to ship preorders sometime in late January to early February pending no unexpected delays.

 

11/25/2013

New Genuine MultiCam iPhone 5/5S Cases ready to ship.  Just in time for Christmas.  Very limited supply.

 

9/17/2013

New Cases being listed for iPhone 5S.

 

7/13/2013

New products in development!

 

7/4/2013

Happy July 4th!

 

5/25/2013

Just about sold out again of our iPhone 5 cases.  I only have a few left in the available colors if you are interested in getting one.

 

4/30/2013

For our military customers and fans of camouflage we are pleased to offer Genuine Crye Precision MultiCam camouflage for our products going into the future

Please check out our MultiCam iPhone case listing for further details.

 

2/28/2013

More IPhone 5 cases are just about done!  If you would like to preorder a case just let me know which version and I will hold it for you.

 

2/20/2013

Today we totally sold out of our IPhone 5 cases.  More are being made and will be available again in about 2 weeks.

If you would like to order one let me know and I will reserve one for you.

 

2/17/2013

More IPhone 5 cases are in production and will be available in a few weeks time.

Our most popular and best case yet will be available again soon!  Let us know if you would like us to reserve one for you! 

 

2/7/2013

New Composite Cases Available Soon! Similar to my original design these offer a true composite construction approach of aerospace aluminum, nylon and space age foam for a very high performance smart phone case. Super lightweight and durable.

 

2/2/2013

New Colors Just In.... Purple and powder coated bright yellow.  These will be listed soon.  If you would like one let me know and I will reserve it for you.

 

2/1/2012

Good News!

My products were listed by www.svpply.com   ... "a curated collection of the worlds best products and stores".  Thanks svpply!

 

2/1/2012

Currently temporarily sold out on military colors for IPhone 5.  More are being made and will be for sale again shortly.

Clear/Natural Silver and Florescent Powdercoat are available.  If you would like a different liner color just let me know what color and I will make it for you. No problem. Same price.

 

1/6/2012

If you want a particular color or camouflage pattern not listed... just ask as I have lots of new colors being made that are not listed yet for IPhone 5, 4S and 4. and I do custom work on a daily basis for customers.

IPhone 5 Purple, 4/4S in Red, Pink, Bright Green and others too.

 

1/3/2013

Got a mention in www.gearmoose.com about my Olive Drab IPhone 5 Case today. Thanks Adam!

 

12/23/2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our service members and their families around the world!

 

12/4/2012

Pre Orders are shipping. IPhone 5 Cases will be listed shortly. 

 

12/3/2012

Monday December 3rd my Iphone 5 cases go on sale .  Available in Tactical colors: Matt Black, Sand, Coyote Brown, Olive Drab, Also made in a clear/natural silver color in a variety of cushion color combinations. A slightly glossier black is available too. Look for more colors... more will be added all the time.  All products are low volume custom made cases of the highest quality. 

 

12/1/2012

I will be in a feature in British GQ out Dec.1st. called Case Closed.  Check it out!

 

11/29/2012

IPhone 5 Cases are being assembled and readied for shipment.  If you have preordered it will ship shortly. A shipping notification will be sent.

Motorola Atrix 4 G field cases in the Superscreen CGC configuration are now available to .mil /.gov addresses in Sand, Matt Black, Olive Drab, and Coyote Brown. Pictures / listings soon.

 

11/24/2012

I will be participating in Small Business Saturday this weekend.  Help support small business by visiting your local Mom and Pops.

 

11/21/2012

I am expecting to start shipping my new IPhone 5 cases next week.

My military cases will be available in nonreflective Coyote Brown, Matt Black, Olive Drab, and Sand.  I will be adding Dark Earth and multi color camouflage patterns soon.

Also natural silver and a glossier black will be available.  Red, Green, Blue, Light Gold, Purple and more fun color combinations soon too.