Discov3ry Production Update - March 27
Tapping Gears, Printing Parts, and Soldering Wires
Our manufacturing space is in full swing preparing for the next batch of orders. We are currently waiting on a few key parts to arrive before we can begin constructing the bulk of the units. All the parts are en route to our facility as I type this out. Thank you everyone for your patience.
Over the next 6 months Structur3d is going to be at various industry events. If you're around the area, stop in to say hi! We were just at Midwest RepRap Fest in Goshen Indiana!
**April 15-17 - Inside 3D Printing - New York City, NY (Attending only, no booth)
**April 16-19 - 3D Printshow - New York City, NY (Attending only, no booth)
April 27-28 - OCE Discovery - Toronto, ON
May 16-17 - Maker Faire Bay Area - San Francisco, CA
May 28 - Tech Leadership Conference - Kitchener, ON
July 25-26 - Detroit Maker Faire - Detroit, MI
September 26-27 - World Maker Faire - New York City, NY
September 30-Oct 1 - TCT Show - Birmingham, UK
- Production Batch #1 Backers - Estimated delivery April 2015.
- Production Batch #2 and #3 Backers - Estimated delivery for May 2015 and onwards.
- Backer T-shirts - All of the T-shirt backers who have completed their survey have shipped. Newly completed surveys shipped once per week. More shirts are available on our website.
- Nutella Selfies - The world's second Nutella selfie was given to backer #2; delivery will be ongoing for remaining backers. As always, if you haven't given us your shipping address yet, just go over to discov3ry.backerkit.com, and enter the email address you use on Kickstarter.
Epic Print of the Week
On our travels to the International Plastics Showcase in Orlando Florida we noticed this beauty:
Her name is Shelby and she is the first full size 3D printed electric car.
"Of the completed car's 1,400 pounds (635kg), roughly 500 pounds (227kg) was 3D printed, out of a strong composite material that contains 20 percent carbon fibre. It was printed on a special-purposed 3D printer developed by the ORNL -- the Big Area Additive Manufacturing printer, which can print single pieces in sizes greater than one cubic metre. This printer can also print components 500 to 1,000 times faster than other current industrial manufacturing machines."
The printing took a mere 24 hours which is incredible.
That's all for this week.