Thanksgiving update


#81

@dan: Can we see @nyomi.lei’s photo engrave by any chance?

That is something I have been eager to see the workflow for.


#82

these make me think of the old time-motion studies that my old boss watched, which ultimately resulted in him moving the trash can several feet.


#83

The team asked me for an extra day.

No, it would be:
Beta units: design changes expected
Pre-release units: manufacturing changes expected (e.g. some parts switching from low-volume to high-volume suppliers)
Final release: It’s shipping in volume, no changes expected

Everyone will wind up with a final release unit.

I’ll have a shipping update for you at the end of next week.

[quote=“jeremiah, post:51, topic:3519, full:true”]
Just so I don’t get my hopes up… The only real news is that Glowforge is working with Flex, and we will find out about shipping in a week. [/quote]

Right.

We’re planning on only one prerelease unit per customer.

Correct - these, unlike beta units, do not come with NDAs. (We may still have some beta customers added with NDAs though).


#84

Thanks for the clarification Dan! As always we’re cheering you guys on!


#85

Thanks. I was reading high volume suppliers as high volume customers. No wonder I couldn’t find it in an old topic.


#86

Don’t think this can be interpreted any way other than… even the pre-release units will eventually be replaced with final release units. Sure makes that decision painless for those offered. Heck, even the Pro buyer would benefit by receiving a pre-release unit if the Pros were for some reason delayed.


#87

This news makes me beyond excited, despite having a Glowforge within a few feet of where I am sitting.
I want my own!


#88

Edging and polishing soap was a job.

Those videos are somehow a bit mesmerizing to me. Having that job, though, of watching for wasted motions and what have you might get to be pretty mind numbing.

It’s a little different, but it reminded me of this movie:


#89

very familiar with lean and six sigma :frowning:


#90

@dan You mentioned pre-release shipping to the US, what about international orders?


#91

Careful! I detect a trace of enthusiasm creeping into your discourse. :wink:


#92

Thanks Dan, good work!
Show me it’s worth to wait.
King from Hong Kong


#93

Can’t wait!! Since Australia is further away can you ship ours first :wink: ?


#94

Here’s hoping that they get the “This End Up” label correct for y’all.


#95

…we need Southern Hemisphere ones…


#96

We won’t be shipping pre-release units overseas, I’m sorry to say.


#97

Your team is funny :grinning:


#98

Not sure how that can be accomplished in only a couple/few weeks. :slightly_frowning_face:


#99

@dan please keep us up to date on the international shipping schedule where it differs from the US.


#100

OMG!!! This is amazing! I can’t believe it.

Waiting for my christmas present :heart_eyes: :evergreen_tree: