Dear Glowforge and community,
Just like all of you we are extremely happy with our choice for the GF and are anxious to get our hands on it. But as we all know…good things come to those who wait.
Something we’ve discussed here in our studio is the reliability of the machine and more importantly, if anything breaks how fast will I have it up and running. For our 3D printers we stock a lot of important parts so if we break down and even though it is the middle of the night, we grab a part and repair it on the fly.
How will this go with our GF, for example the tube itself, would be great to have a spare tube at hand so if it breaks down or wears out over the 1-2 years of use, we just grab a new one from our shelf and get at it again. The thing that a novice on these tubes as I am wonders, is there a shelf-life of these tubes and will they age if we just leave it in the box?
Are there any other nice parts we should have in stock, like a bed grid, extra filters and so on.
Not only would it gives a lot of security for a small business so we can keep producing, but also makes sure we don’t have to wait for an x maount of time for delivery/custom clearance. As soon as we use the spare part we will order a new one directly so we are always safe!
Would love to hear from GF/Dan and of course the community how you think about this and what parts do we think we need in order to have give the GF as much up-time as possible!
Hope to hear from you and for all you soon to be owners out there, good luck with waiting and coming up with ideas to start out with.
Greetings from The Netherlands,
Elwin & Nynke