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A sturdy, customizable 3D printer that is easy to use and affordable for all. 3D print almost any object. There are no limits!
A sturdy, customizable 3D printer that is easy to use and affordable for all. 3D print almost any object. There are no limits!
1,952 backers pledged $1,092,098 to help bring this project to life.

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RigidBot, LLC



As many of you know, the RigidBot 3D printer was originally a product of Invent-A-Part, Inc. In order to help the RigidBot reach its full potential it became necessary to split the RigidBot out of Invent-A-Part, Inc. Through great sacrifice, my family and I have put everything we have into the RigidBot, however it was not enough. I would like to officially announce that RigidBot LLC is its own separate and individual company. In this process new management will take over the majority of RigidBot, LLC operations, including a new investor.

You might wonder what that means for you as a customer. This has been a smooth transition over the last few months. RigidBot LLC has assumed all liabilities related to the RigidBot and will fulfill all of its existing obligations. Any pending refunds, warranty requests or otherwise will continue as before and will be fulfilled by RigidBot LLC. Invent-A-Part, Inc is no longer affiliated with the RigidBot or its products. 

Kickstarter and the launch of the RigidBot was a very challenging and exciting journey over the last two and a half years. We have a great product and a really incredible community. One could not be without the other. There have definitely been some bumps along the road and looking back there could have been changes made to make the process smoother. We did the best with what we had. The RigidBot that we delivered is far better than our original design. My wife and I, and the entire RigidBot team, would like to sincerely thank all of you for your support.

- Michael Lundwall

The new address is (next door to Invent-A-Part, Inc)

RigidBot, LLC
1278 N 750 W #400
Springville, UT  84663

If you have any questions please contact us at:

Shipping Options


International Shipments 

 We have had a lot of positive response to the FedEx upgrade option and are moving machines out the door. Tracking numbers have been provided and we will continue to have that option available. 

 There have been a few people that have provided us a USA address to ship their reward. If you have a USA address to ship your reward we can also ship that reward in 1-2 business days. Obviously there is no additional fee to do this, however we will not refund any shipping cost.  If you do have a USA address and would like us to ship to that please email with the subject - Ship to USA.  Please of course include the USA address you would like it shipped to.


 Kae has received some request for people who would like a refund of their kickstarter pledge. At this time we do not have any cash to refund the pledge amount, if we did we would have shipped your reward. However we would like to put together a plan for you to get a refund if that is your only solution. If you would like a refund you can authorize us to sell your reward. When your machine is sold we will refund your full pledge amount via paypal only and will process refunds in the order of request.  If you would like to receive a refund and no longer want your RigidBot reward - click the link below to initiate this process. If we have already shipped your reward, there is no refund available. If you have received a partial shipment, we will only refund the amount that has not shipped.

Thank you!

Shipping Update + New Baby!


International Shipments 

 The option to use FedEx shipping is now available. The rates are calculated from the USA to your country. We will ship your printer in 1-2 business days once payment has been confirmed. Your pledge reward has already been fulfilled and just needs to be shipped. All we are asking is for you to pay actual shipping cost of your printer. 

 A PayPal payment form with rates for each country is here: 

 The chart shows our discounted FedEx shipping rate and the total amount remaining after the $90 credit already paid. 

 The remaining machines will be shipped out as funds are available. They will be shipped by pledge level (September delivers first, etc). The time to ship will depend on how many machines need to be shipped and our available cash each week. 

 International Filament 

 If you have not received your filament yet and you are from Canada we ask that you pay shipping cost which is $39 USD. Filament is in stock and ready to ship. You can pay via the link Specify in the notes section that this is for material.

New Baby!

I am a proud new father! Eve was born the beginning of January at 6lbs 7oz. Baby and my wife are doing well.


Monday Update


Hello Backers,

We continue to work very hard to finish shipping out the last of the International RigidBot rewards. As many of you know we have been trying to ship from China directly to the international locations. Due to complications of coordination with China Post / FedEx and cash flow it has been very difficult getting machines out. So we have decided to ship all of the international machines back to the USA via container. The container left China December 2nd and arrived in Long Beach on the 18th of December. (Container Number AKLU6001245) It has now arrived in Salt Lake City as of Dec 29th and I am waiting for the trucking company to deliver to us in Springville.

Once the machines arrive to our facility in Springville we will handle them mach easier without the communication and coordination problems we were having in China. Your RigidBot is already boxed with your name on it, ready to ship. You can have your RigidBot shipped to you by doing the FedEx upgrade. Shipments will be processed within 1-2 business days.

We will provide the necessary information once we receive the container from Salt Lake City.

Here is a little information of where we are at with Kickstarter and post kickstarter fulfillment.


  • 86% shipped - 2134 boxes have been shipped out of 2483 
  • 349 boxes to be shipped 

Post Kickstarter (try celery pre-sales):

  • 82% shipped - 389 boxes have been shipped out of 474 
  • 85 boxes to be shipped. 

Website – The new Invent-A-Part website is almost ready and will be launched in beta mode in February 2015. The website will provide an easy avenue for purchasing any replacement parts for your RigidBot. The website will also have the RigidBot resource center which will include: 

  • Online help videos 
  • Assembly instructions 
  • Operations manual 
  •  Frequently asked questions / helpful tips 
  • Latest RigidBot Firmware 
  • Helpful stl files for download 

 Hope we all have a happy and successful New Year.

Invent-A-Part Team

International Shipping Update


Hello Backers,

First of all I would like to thank all international backers for their continued patience, I am very sorry that what I thought was a solution on my last trip to China has not worked out without my prescence on-site. Please accept my apologies, my learning curve has been very steep this past year. I will now return to China and ensure that the shipping process completes.

In this update I would like to give you the details of the plan for getting your RigidBots to you and present you with two options:

Option 1: FedEx I have negotiated new rates with FedEx for shipping your RigidBot kits. I have a good relationship with FedEx and I am confident that they will help me to fulfill shipment.

A PayPal payment form with rates for each country is here:

Further to the FedEx rate, I propose that backers subtract the amount they pledged for shipping (for most people $90) but please include the shipping cost of any filament packs. An example cost for one Regular kit and one 5-pack of filament is given in the last column of the pricing chart.

FedEx has quoted me a shipping time of 5 days.

Good news for RigidBot Big kits. The FedEx cost for these kits are the same as the RigidBot Regular Kits.  

From what we know that Shipments #1-#4 have already shipped.  I just received confirmation today that all of shipment 5 has not been shipped.  So if you are in shipment 5 you can use the FedEx option.  

Option 2: China Post (CP) as we have it now.
If you do not want to pay any extra that is fine and understandable. In these cases I will get CP to deliver the packages as planned. The shipping time most backers have experienced so far is around 10-12 weeks.

Any filament not already sent will also go via CP.  Please understand that in the spirit of getting this done it would be difficult to add more complexity.

Domestic Contributions - Thank you again to domestic backers who want to contribute to shipping, I am very grateful for your kind offers and it helps us out a lot. Please just put INTL in the order number if you want to contribute to the cost of covering the additional costs of shipping including my costs to stay in China as long as it takes to get this done. If you want to sponsor an order I suggest that the g+ community would be a great place to find someone who would love to take up your offer, just specify which order # is being sponsored in the notes section.  Use the same link below to contribute.  It is very appreciated!

Timeline - I'm sure you all understand that the FedEx solution, as well as getting you your printer quicker, is also financially a burdon on IAP. I therefore have to give this option the chance to work. So I will provisionally go to China on Tuesday 23rd if there is a quick response. If we need more time to get a response I will travel on Saturday 27th. 

Deadline to use FedEx - I need to sort the paperwork for the changed shipments so there will have to be a deadline at the point when I go to the airport as it will be difficult to coordinate this from China.  So if I do leave on the 23rd then we will not be able to change shipping methods after that date.  Or if I leave on the 27th that will be the deadline.

Whatever the method I will ensure that everybody has a tracking number.

I would like to say thank you to all of the backers who contributed to the discussion of this plan and also to the backers were so keen that they sent the payments as soon as the page was availble, thank you for beta testing and for your trust.

Michael and Team