Current problems with Shapeways leading to delays in ordering: Just a heads up.

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  1. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style On Military Leave TFW2005 Supporter

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    As a lot of people know, I liek to run group orders for shapeways products to cover the 25 dollar minimum for everyone. I places the last group order for the warbot heels on 4/13. Normally orders are produced and shipped within a week's time, but they still haven't yet. So, I emailed them today, and here's what they said:

    My email:

    Their response:

    This is just a heads up to anyone looking to order at this time. Shit's going on, and they're backed up like crazy.
     
  2. kingnothing80

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    Ah, supply and demand. Looks like they're starting to really take off over at Shapeways huh? That can only mean good things going forward, I believe. Guess I can expect a delay on my other order from them: 3/4's of RamRider's custom targetmasters and some other odds and ends will arrive eventually.

    Thanks for the heads up TJ.
     
  3. unicron nemesis

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    Was just ready to place my order today. Guess I'll hold on to that first.
     
  4. destrongerlupus

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    Yeah I've got a 2/3 unfulfilled order thats about 16 days old now, and I placed a new one last night (primarily from my OWN store :)  :)  )and I figured it was going to take a while.

    Good to know they're swamped. Hopefully that means they'll be buying/contracting-with more (newer? better?) RP machines soon :) 

    D/L
     
  5. destrongerlupus

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    *sigh* and, unprompted, Shapeways just sent me an email warning that my orders (1 2/3 unfulfilled and one 26/26 unfulfilled) will be delayed, never mind it's already been like 21 days instead of 10.

    I hope they gear up their capacity sooon :/
     
  6. mechfiend

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    Figures, I just placed my first order with them today.. no to big of a problem though.
     
  7. starscream6

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    still no new news? hope all is well w/ their 3D printers
     
  8. supervir2

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    One went down recently due to high demand for detail prints. Everything but the detail printing goes through quickly and even then you might get lucky. For instance, I ordered defender heels way after that group buy and got them quite quickly
     
  9. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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  10. seali_me

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    see told yeah everything works itself out. plus you get a rebate. :D 
     

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