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Thank you. Im just excided about the project. And thinking what to do with it.
For my different hobby projects it whould be nice that it comes with adapters for different cutter standards. Like 3.175 mm ( dremel ) for engraving. And 8mm cuters ( like Dewalt)
Hoping to help you making the Goliath as versatile as posible.
If you want to share more pictures of 3D projects you're interested in, feel free to send us more material at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ive filled in the extra survey about 3d posibilities. But only a picture was possible to point out what kind of 3d i need. Mostly i like if it would be possible to create curvy edges, profiles and rounds in the Z direction. Is that possible? Offcourse i can use curved cutters for small radius. But also making large radius would be nice.
Communication is essential for success.
Sadly a lot of projects I backed do forget about that.
Having an angry community because of lack of communication can have a major impact to business.
you can change the shipping address even after filling the Kickstarter survey
Thank you, it's essential
Dear @Gustaf @Carl @Patrick and @Thomas
we are preparing an update that will be published in a few days!
As a general rule, we predict to post one update per month, which could be more than one in case of important news. Stay tuned!
We all spend momey in this project and a quaterly update is not sufficiant.
I'm fine with the monthly but not less.
The creators have set milestones and we as backers deserve honest and open regular updates.
If thete ate just quaterly updates i fear that 1st we will miss the timeframe and 2nd we may hear mothing for longer than a quater.
To all interested, this is my first backing of a crowd funded project which I am so anxious to get my hands on like most others here. But I wanted to chime in on updates, I would much more prefer the collected funds to be used for actual product development than a big portion given to an expensive glossy PR media company. My logic is this; the time it takes to develop the product is fixed to a certain extent so Springa can either waste money and time giving multiple micro meaningless updates OR they can take all their funds, time and energy in product development and update us backers only when they determine milestones worth reporting are reached. We’re all anxious, but I’m going to go skiing while we wait instead of obsessively hitting refresh on this webpage. Just my opinion shared with you all.
Any word on that update you mentioned a couple weeks ago?
Congratulations on Your spectacular success, If You're able to fulfil all backers orders on or before time You are fantastic. Now would be a great time to start on Your progress report, I'm sure more backers than me are dying to see some progress. So please tell us what is going on.
Can we change the shipping address later on?
If not, I will wait a few months before filling your form as I don't know in which country I will be living in 1 year from now.
On top of that you haven't said where it's sent from and I will definitely not get it sent to a EU country if it's not sent from EU.
Q1. Now, thanks to the great number of Goliath CNC ordered, we had the possibility to discuss with bigger companies to establish the production of the robot. In addition, as you know, thanks to the funding we are currently working on the dust collector and trying to understand how to add this feature to Goliath. About how to organize the delivery, now that the campaign is over we have a better view of all the backers' country and we are trying to manage also the shipment topic.
Q2. We will do our best to keep you updated about our progress on a monthly basis, I am sorry that due to a working holiday we haven't done any new update yet, but next week we will release a new one. Here on the KS page, we would like to answer your questions and comments once a week and still, we will do our best to do it regularly.
@Franky Laseure @guillet
At the moment we collected more than half of the surveys, when we will receive all the answers, we will process the data and then share the results with you!
Congratulations on a very successful campaign!
Q1. With over 700 backers and over 1000% of your goal raised, can you please comment on how this extra scale has been considered and might affect your plans? How might the additional scale potentially enable greater efficiencies? or what considerations have you given to the logistical challenges of shipping to over 700 people...
I never saw a response to my earlier comment, so i'll repeat it again here:
Q2a. Can you commit to giving regular progress updates to your backers? Ideally on a regular schedule, or as key milestones are reached, or soon after setbacks become apparent.
Q2b. Your responses to comments on here so far have been great to see. What reassurances or guarantees can you give us that you will continue to communicate openly throughout the process over the next year until fulfillment is complete?
I have backed many Kickstarter projects over the past few years... some successes, some failures. Unfortunately some creators don't seem to appreciate that backers put money down in the hope of getting a result months or years down the track, and to have complete silence for months at a time really doesn't inspire confidence. Goliath is one of the most expensive single-items I've backed on Kickstarter, so I am particularly anxious handing this money over.
Can you commit to giving regular progress updates to your backers? Ideally on a regular schedule, or as key milestones are reached, or soon after setbacks become apparent.
Yes please, share the survey results when you can !
I applaud the software open source approach mentioned in the survey !
Would be great to hear some relevant results from the survey for us like the number of users for each OS, or which extra developments are asked for.
@Łukasz Dunikowski that link is clearly a link to the web site creator's home page.
There is a small black link in the top right corner of goliathcnc.com
and it looks like it shouldn't be there.
In the old times I'd say it is an attempt to suck some SEO pagerank or at least some traffic to get higher g-rankings, but it is hard to believe anyone would do it so awkwardly these days.
BTW do you hire? ;)
Great Project. I wish you all the best
+1 Mac OS
+1 Open source software
I wish you all the best in the implementation of this great project!
Hoping the best for the project and all of us.
It seems that I just have spent a lot of money.
I´m proud to be part of it :-)
Can´t wait to work the first project with Goliath ;-)
I don't know if this has been asked but, will end user be able to easily perform firmware updates for continual improvements?
- you will be able to specify which collet you need. if you need more than one, you can buy different one later.
- we are currently in contact with different agencies to find the best supplier for the spindle. So at the moment we aren't able to provide so specific information about the spindle
- yes, it will be replaceable, but it will not be compatible with common spindles for different reasons. One of these is that the power cable of the spindle will cause many problems due to its length.
- the bit can be changed as the same as any other spindle, with a lock button and a wrench
- Our goal is to have a spindle that allows the machine to activate it and control the speed of the rotation. So that Goliath will be fully automated.
- At the moment no, we will evaluate if it is an interesting thing
- for sure we are taking this option into account
we still aren't able to provide this information, we are working to make this happen: ship to European from Europe
our CAM software will be able to open different CAD files made with other software. Our software will be free to all our bakers.
we organizing a BETA program, that you can join and help us to find the best solution that fits your need
do we get the 1/8"(3,175 mm) Collet? except standard 6 mm Collet
may i know more detail spec about the Spindle Motor :
- how many bearing inside the Spindle? as Good Spindle mostly have 3 or 4 quality bearing inside
- is it replaceable? is compatible with common brand : eg, makita, dewalt, Festool etc ?
- is it easy to replace the bit? and the origin, if in the work need using few bit, instead 1 bit
- how to control the speed of spindle motor - could do it, both by software or manual on router for fine adjustment of speed of spindle motor
- is it any option to have bigger power router?
- the oscilating/reciprocating knife system, have a great result for cutting corrugated board/ foam board/ reboard as no chip on cut, hopely your team will consider this option is applicable for future addon of Goliath in building this amazing CNC.
Does it ship from Europe for European backers? Otherwise there will be very high import taxes.
Is your CAM compatible with other software? I really don't want to spend $1500/yr on software that you "rent"
@Springa What is the situation for us who would like to remain on an open operating system, would you be willing to share specifications, protocols or other data that would be necessary for us to make that happen?
We are still evaluating if developing a script that calculates the machine's path inside Fusion 360. Anyway you can use Fusion 360 to model your project and then load it in what will be our CAM software
we still aren't able to provide this information.
the resolution of the Z axis is less than 0,001 mm (0,00004 in.)
there are a lot of aspects of the software that we still need to think about. First, we have to gather info on what all our backers need and desire. In the survey, we will ask you if you want to participate in the BETA Program, where we will select the backers that want to contribute to the development of Goliath.
we will guarantee that all our bakers will receive a perfectly working Goliath and we will take extra care of all our backer. We will give you more precise information on any service before shipping the units.
we will be using Kickstarter survey and Google Form only to acquire information from our backers
we are sorry, but we still aren't able to provide this information.
Inside Goliath, there is an encoder that measures the angle the first sensor relative to Goliath itself, this measure permits to know which is correct position of the center of Goliath and how it is oriented relative to the coordinate system of the panel.
At the moment we are concentrating on the milling router. The tools you mentioned can be installed in the spindle and used with some caution in machine path
@Lars : thank you for your helpful note!
Great product guys! Supported
Can I use Fusion 360 with Goliath?
Will the software be proprietary or open source?
What is the step resolution for your 2.5D? i.e. the vertical resolution?
Goliath is designed to cut soft material without any use of coolant, so it cannot cut steel. Goliath can mill woods, plastics and soft metals like aluminum, copper and brass.
The millable thickness of the material depends on each material and the bit used.
The coolant cannot be used because it will compromise the traction of the wheels on the material.
That is exactly our intention, thank you support!
All the perks have the same content, but different delivery date