Figured we post our update a little early this week on account of Christmas!
Things have been extremely busy the past couple of weeks. We are still continuing to get... Read more
Delayed Until Next Week
As promised, here is the Friday update. Unfortunately, a key member of our team was admitted into the Hospital earlier this week. Because of this, we do not have anything... Read more
Dual Extruder and Mold Updates
We have made some great progress on the dual extruder hardware and are now working on the master molds for these parts. Once we can get some molds made from... Read more
All of us here at Ez3D hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and ate plenty of turkey!
Unfortunately, with some employees gone throughout the week, we don't have much to report.... Read more
This week, we've been working on getting more sets of molds online to start cranking out more sets of parts per day. With the slower curing resin, the molds... Read more
The Dual Extruder prototype is working! We've found some small modifications we need to make to the parts themselves, but otherwise the design as a whole is working!
We got... Read more
Understandably, many backers are simply tired of waiting, and want refunds, or some other way out. We believe we can come up with a solution that would get you something... Read more
Things are finally starting to look up from a production standpoint. There've been a combination of things that have contributed to this. One is transitioning to coarser screws that don't... Read more
Part Quality Increasing, Old Parts Salvaged, New Shipments Epoxied, New Firmware For Carbon Fiber Printing
The past couple of weeks have been very busy around here. Primarily, trying to figure out how to prevent raggedy-looking parts from getting into printer kits and assembled units. We've... Read more
Carriage End Casting Success
See the update here! https://www.phoenix3dprinter.com/blog/results-from-cast-carriage-ends
2 Pending Updates on Blog
There have been two updates on the blog since our last update here on Kickstarter:
- Today - Carriages, PTFE Tubes, Z-Caps
- 07/23/2014 - Casting Carriages
You can check them out... Read more
New Mold Photos, Kits, Production Update, etc.
Feel free to comment here or on the blog! We do have the blog comments set to "approve first," because it's the easiest way for us to get notifications... Read more
Lots of Production, Boxes Are AWOL
A long overdue update, but there are lots of things happening around here. Parts are getting created like crazy! All the parts in these pictures are awaiting QA.
Packaging for... Read more
We think we've cracked it! Today, this packaging could be dropped on all six sides from about 4' in the air with no damage to the printer.
These pictures are... Read more
We have a new office!
We're very excited about the new space, mostly because it willhelp us get caught up. With more space for more employees, and in the... Read more
Shipping Results are In
Well folks, despite the packaging's best effort, there were still three problems with the printer sent in this container:
- One of the two stabilizer rods was unseated from its foot ... Read more
While production is becoming more reliable and we're starting to be able to produce more units, we're still having some major issues with our packaging. Here's a picture... Read more
Pictures from the Front Line
Not a lot going on in this update - just wanted to post some pictures. We have 6 Phoenix printers currently producing parts and 2 more awaiting calibration - plus... Read more
It's been pretty chaotic around here -- and continues to be. Here's a brief run-down of what we've been up to!
We gave a Phoenix unit... Read more
First Printers Shipped
Despite the tardy update, we did get the first printers shipped on Friday! Lori, our assembly manager, decided to commemorate the moment.
...but despite this good news, some of the... Read more
Hi folks! Over the past 8 days, we've been hiring even more people (we now have 3 full-timer printer assemblers and 4 part-time sub-assembly builders) and training like crazy. It's... Read more
Say hello to everyone!
Our first three employees started on Monday!
For the assembly process, it's easiest to do everything in "batches" so you can repeat the same task over and over again. So,... Read more
Hey everyone! It's been awhile since our last update, so here we go:
Thanks to the influx of post-Kickstarter sales, we're going to be able to hire people... Read more
Hey everyone! Now that everything is just about here, we're about to start shipping!
We're going to send the first five printers out between the 27th and 29th. We'll be... Read more
Now that (almost) everything is finally here, we're going to come up with an updated timeline factoring in the availability of electronics. We still have more unpacking to... Read more
~110 Boxes Arrived Today
It's been a big day for us! Our ocean shipments arrived today!
We also received all our heat plates and ten RAMBo cards today. The RAMBo cards worked successfully, and... Read more
RAMBo Card Preview
The factory sent us a picture of the RAMBo card. Upon visual inspection, it looks good!
They have said they are going to send 10 sample units to us by... Read more
News from Oakland
Our power supplies cleared customs, and we wired the money to the broker / freight forwarder on Friday! This means that we hope to see the overseas shipments by the... Read more
Happy New Year!
Hey folks! January is here, so here's a big update on the overall state of things. Attention Pico backers: info for you is at the bottom of this... Read more
Hi folks! We thought it would be cool to show you guys a little bit of what goes in to the casting process, so today we documented an entire cast,... Read more
Hey everyone! Sorry it's been so long since our previous update, we've been busy! I apologize in advance for the lengthy update.
Metal in transit
The T-slot we use to... Read more
1,000 Fans Arrived Today
A couple fun things to show you! Today, we received 1,000 fans:
We've also picked up our counterweights and build platforms:
Also: the filament has shipped! We expect it to... Read more
Overseas Orders, Power Supplies, etc!
Hey folks! Lately, our biggest focus and concern has been getting all of our overseas orders moving towards the United States. We have a customs broker and bill of lading... Read more
Motor and Belt Boxes!
One of our vendors sent us a couple of photos of the motors and belts getting boxed up. While not super cool pictures of big machines doing stuff, it's the... Read more
Things are arriving!
This was the very first order we have received from China. It's a bunch of leveling vials that will be built in to the printer to help... Read more
Android, Metal, Filament!
We have three pieces of news for you guys today! The most important news is first...
We want to get our filament ordered place on Monday morning. If... Read more
First Molded Part
First off - we know a few of you have had problems with the survey tool earlier today due to a database connectivity issue. It apparently started overnight,... Read more
Our First Mold
Hey everyone! We were able to successfully cast the first half of our first mold yesterday!
It's a little rough around the edges, being our first attempt, but we're learning... Read more
Great news, everyone! Today, we've wired money overseas to several of our suppliers! Our focus was on the high lead time items, such as the electronics and hardware. The lead... Read more
Finishing Up Pledges
Hello, backers! We have a short update for you.
Last Friday appears to be the last day for people to have resolved any problems with their pledges. We've... Read more
Well, we're still in the middle of the two-week collection window for Kickstarter, so we're still waiting to kick into gear. However, we've still been busy with doing a few... Read more
We're in the home stretch with only 24 hours left to go!
We wanted to throw in a bonus option to help us reach our stretch goal of $100,000. At... Read more
Dual Extruder Clarifications
We've had several questions and suggestions about the dual extruder option, so we wanted to make sure everyone was on the same page:
All dual extruder kits and assembled printers... Read more
Hey everyone! We generally don't like sending out super short updates, but we were really excited to show you this:
This is an "overhang test." It shows how far into... Read more
NoCo MakerFaire and Torture Test Results
Wowzas! The NoCo MakerFaire was a hugesuccess! We ran out of business cards, and were slammed all day with people asking questions and taking a look. This was the... Read more
Resin Casting Supplies, NoCo MakerFaire
Not a whole lot of news for today, but we did want to let you guys know that a small amount of resin casting supplies have come in today! We're... Read more
Dual Extruders, Better Electronics!
Lots of people have asked us about it, and we finally have an official answer: because of the incredible amount of support we've been getting, yes, dual extruders on... Read more
Video Demo: Recovering a Failed Print!
Print failures are still a very real, and very unfortunate, aspect to 3D printing. This video demonstrates our software's "recovery mode," which allows you to start a 3D print from... Read more
Video Tutorial: Starting a Print
We made another video today demonstrating how to start a print with the Ez3D software on the Phoenix. It shows a lot of the features that come with the print... Read more
Clarification on Roll of Filament
We've noticed a slight uptick in people pledging $1 to the project, and we have a theory: we said that if we hit $100k, "everyone" will get a free roll... Read more
Announcing the First Stretch Goal!
Hey everyone! It seems like we've finally been able to secure the $50,000 mark, and we finally have our first stretch goal for you!
$100,000 - Filament!
Pretty simple: if... Read more
The Phoenix T-Shirt Design and Facebook/Twitter!
If you really want to show your support for the Phoenix 3D Printer, consider getting a T-shirt! We don't have a pledge tier for printer + T-shirt, so if you... Read more
FUNDED! MakerFaire, new pledge tiers, and more
First and foremost, thank you for backing the Phoenix 3D Printer! We reached our funding goal last night, and we are so glad to see our work over the past... Read more
Already halfway there!
First off, what a great start to our campaign! Thank you so much for your support! We tremendously appreciate it, and we're glad to see the Kickstarter community likes... Read more