2014-08-13 16:40 by Makible Admin

MakiBox Customer Survey

http://goo.gl/l3FGB9

We are looking for feedback from all customers that have placed orders with us. Please take a couple of minutes to let us know about your order and what you think about the product. We will be emailing people as well about this, so you only need to complete this once. 

Read more …

2014-07-27 21:01 by Makible Admin

Whats Happening at MakiBox? (Reply to open letter)

tl_files/img/2014_07_31/core_boxes_stack.jpg

We had a post on the forum http://makibox.com/forum/message/21216 that covers some good questions for the community. We will answer those and help fill you in on what has been happening since the last post.

  • Does the company still exist? Yes. We still have a presence in the office and have been sending out local orders recently, since it is something that can be done with the limited resources we have. Since we are financially underwater, Makible is stuck with goods in our shipping company, held up due to lack to payment to them, and components in the warehouse that need assembling. Our attempts at making a low cost printer succeeded but our ongoing RnD expenses were too high, so we're here now and have been working very hard to secure an investor to resume normal operations.

Read more …

2014-06-23 17:07 by Makible Admin

We are still here.

Makible recently reached its third year of business, which is a very happy milestone for us as a startup company. We’ve been through a lot over that time and have been able to keep things moving forward while exploring the space of 3D Printing and small batch manufacturing. The team has been lean and has done a lot with what we have available. Unfortunately, we’ve reached a point where we have needed to gather up additional resources in order to continue growing.

The Makible team have been working very hard to restart production of orders and get shipping again. As shown in March, we are able to ship around 800 boxes a month when everything is in full production. We ran into a classic issue of startup hardware companies of cash flow not matching up, leaving us short of funds to complete shipments.

We did see this event coming and worked hard to line up additional funding to keep things running smoothly, but nothing has been finalized and so we have been building consensus amongst our investors to implement a recovery plan.

We have put in place a more robust operations team, and will be appointing a new board and focusing on getting the outstanding orders shipped before moving on to other things. We are currently working on the fundraising to make this happen.

We have an initial consensus from our stakeholders and we thank them for their support, however we are working to wrap up this plan before we can announce the updated shipping schedule of outstanding orders. We know that it is important to be able to clearly set and follow up on expectations on when this will happen, so we will announce the details as soon as we have them.

We would appreciate the continued support of customers who have placed orders to refrain from cancellations because we have most of your parts in stock so now only need to finish the final assembly and shipping.

The team appreciates that you have given us your trust to deliver product to you in a reasonable time period. We will do everything we can to see that commitment through, and hope that we can regain that trust.

Thanks,


Sarah Tong
Director, Makible Ltd.

Read more …

2014-05-23 16:35 by Martyn Kay

PID Autotune in 5DPrint FW

The PID autotune feature is now fully functional in the latest .42 revision of our 5DPrint FW and is available to download now on BitBucket.

Read more …

2014-04-28 17:42 by Martyn Kay

Marlin on the D8

We've had quite a few people asking about getting Marlin running on the D8 over the past few weeks, so my colleague Cameron has come up with the goods for you all and is in the process of getting the code committed to the main Marlin release on GitHub.

Read more …