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Factory of the Future / NY / When and What..... [message #55721] Sat, 20 October 2012 20:55 UTC Go to next message
avatar CactusBones  is currently offline CactusBones
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I would love more details about when the new NY shapeways location will be fully operational and when orders will be printed and shipped from there. Will all finishes be offered for print through this location? Will this mean that the turn around estimate will be quicker since my models will be shipped from within US ( I am also in the US)? I will be printing mostly in metals and ceramic. Any info about where I can find answers to these questions is much appreciated!
Re: Factory of the Future / NY / When and What..... [message #55746 is a reply to message #55721 ] Sun, 21 October 2012 23:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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to the best of my knowledge, stainless steel and ceramic are already printed in the US (and have always been)

the Shapeways factory in NY will be printing WSF and Detail family materials. not sure when though. I'm interested in knowing more about that too.




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Re: Factory of the Future / NY / When and What..... [message #55753 is a reply to message #55746 ] Mon, 22 October 2012 02:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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They got a machine for Frosted. Are they getting machines for the other Detail range too?
Re: Factory of the Future / NY / When and What..... [message #55761 is a reply to message #55721 ] Mon, 22 October 2012 14:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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FUD is already coming out of NY. And if you watch the Ribbon Cutting, the Mayor pulls out the WSF scissors and uses them to cut the ribbon. Very soon more and more will be coming out of NY.


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Re: Factory of the Future / NY / When and What..... [message #55771 is a reply to message #55761 ] Mon, 22 October 2012 15:13 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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sure, sure. But all of my WSFP orders are still being made in the Netherlands. I'm wondering how long until they are made in the US.


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Re: Factory of the Future / NY / When and What..... [message #55775 is a reply to message #55721 ] Mon, 22 October 2012 18:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Today? I'll check with the people on the inside, but I got an order in the mail today that was printed in NY in WSF.


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Re: Factory of the Future / NY / When and What..... [message #55786 is a reply to message #55775 ] Mon, 22 October 2012 23:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In Mayor Bloomberg's speech at Shapeways, he mentioned Shapeways has an office in Seattle. Anyone know what the function of that office is? ...manufacturing, logistics, something else?

[Updated on: Mon, 22 October 2012 23:01 UTC]


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Re: Factory of the Future / NY / When and What..... [message #55792 is a reply to message #55786 ] Tue, 23 October 2012 07:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hey guys,

We have a few engineers working (software and 3d development Smile ) in Seattle.

Mitch


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Mitchell Jetten
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Re: Factory of the Future / NY / When and What..... [message #55801 is a reply to message #55721 ] Tue, 23 October 2012 14:17 UTC Go to previous message
avatar natalia  is currently offline natalia
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Hey guys,

Since there are just a few machines in NY (FUD and WSF) we do try to assign US orders for the NY factory.

There are currently a lot more US orders than we have the capacity for in NY as the factory is just getting going so a lot of your orders, especially large ones (Nervous Systems!) are still printed in the Netherlands.

As we build out the factory and expand our capacity there, you can be sure we'll be printing local as much as possible.

The estimate is to get the factory up and running by early 2013.

You can read more details in Kegan's blog post here: http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/1692-Factory-of-the-F uture-Our-Plan-to-3D-Print-3-to-5-Million-Unique-Products-Pe r-Year-in-NYC.html

Best,
Natalia


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