We are very excited to announce that all of our Kickstarter domestic single extruder kits are DONE!!
Domestic backers who have not yet received their tracking info will receive them today once their kits officially ship (unless prior arrangements were made). Next on our checklist? Fulfilling the domestic Kickstarter orders that opted to substitute the single extruder for the dual. Gordon has been making some tweaks to the fan shroud and these will ship next week.
Also next week, we will begin to fulfill our pre-sale orders. These will be shipping out at the same time as the dual extruders that some of our Kickstarter backers purchased as separate add-ons. As for our international Kickstarter backers, fret not, we have not forgotten about you. We have been looking into international shipping and as far as we are aware, there is nothing to prevent these printers from shipping on time – perhaps even a little early? While we can’t make any promises, we haven’t ruled out the possibility.
On the R&D side, we have been busy with packing and shipping but Gordon recently played with pen plotting the gMax. This was accomplished via simple changes to slic3r, small tweaks to the gcode and the use of a clamp for the pen. The result was pretty fun to watch and fun to play with. Using this method, one could theoretically draw on anything with a flat surface. We have also purchased a some rotary tool accessories as we work on future add-ons but haven’t had the chance to really get into it – will have to save these for a future update. One thing we can finally shout about though is the awesome birdhouse that Gordon 3d printed a few weeks ago – if it looks familiar, it’s because it’s the winning model from the Thingiverse Birdhouse Challenge last year. We gave it to Gordon’s mama as an early Mother’s Day gift and wanted to make sure she received it before posting it on the blog. She will be painting it up and adding it to her growing collection outside. (We love you, Karen!)
Last but not least, we would like to announce that our website name will be changing soon! Our business name, “gCreate LLC” has been approved and we recently purchased the domain www.gcreate.com. We are still building the new website so it won’t be live for at least a few more weeks – we promise to keep everyone posted. Our Twitter and Facebook Page handles will be changing as well, in addition to our email address (but for now, please continue to direct all emails to firstname.lastname@example.org). The gMax Printer will continue to be our flagship product but we are excited to be moving forward towards our goal of being a full scale 3D printing + Fabrication company. We have lots of new ideas on the drawing boards and can’t wait to share them with you.
Thank you all and until next time!
The gCreate Team