We’ve made some small but important changes to the planned bed area of 12x20, and it’s a mix of good and bad news.
The bed area is wider and deeper than we planned (18" x 20.4") and we can accommodate thicker materials than planned (up to 2" with the tray removed instead of the 1.5" planned). However, our production units will have 11.5 x 20.4" working area, which is more width but less depth than planned. Also, the working area will be reduced somewhat when the laser operates at high speed, as it can take space for the laser to decelerate.
Every time we ship a unit, we send an exhaustive email explaining exactly what the system can and cannot do on the day they receive it. (In fact, the pre-release email is 7 pages long!) That lets each customer make sure they know exactly what they’re going to receive before they give us their address and get their shipment. We’ll include this in the pre-ship email, but since it’s a change that we can’t update later in software, I wanted to post this here asap.
I love sharing good news and hate sharing bad. I apologize.