Hey Kickstarter backers,
We've got a lot of exciting news this week, with news on when we're releasing the beta software version, but let's get started with updates on shipping.
Wahoo! All 975 AnkerMake M5 3D printers shipped with air express have arrived in your local warehouse. Our staff is working around the clock to make sure that your order gets to your home on time.
We're also happy to announce that more than 9,000 M5s are on their way to local warehouses in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and the European Union.
The last batch of printers bound for the UK and European Union are in production and on schedule according to our shipping plan.
UK Carrier Changed
After analyzing our options, we decided to switch our carrier in the UK to UPS forKickstarter orders at no charge to you. While we were able to add a signature service with Hermes, we ultimately decided to choose a carrier with a higher delivery success rate.In fact, several UK backers say their packages are already on the way, which is faster than we anticipated. You may receive your printer before our software is ready. We ask for your patience as we continue development over the next few days. More details are below.
Official Website Update
We're happy to announce the release of the beta version of both the AnkerMake Slicer and AnkerMake App. You can find them on the AnkerMake Software Support page beginning Oct. 26th on AnkerMake.com.
The AnkerMake Slicer
TheAnkerMake Slicer is our official3D printing software, empowering you with full printing control on your devices wherever you are. And exclusiveAI recognition protects you with instant error notifications to keep your prints on track.
The AnkerMake App
When you're out of the lab, the AnkerMake App has your back—letting you watch and control your prints anytime from your phone. You can also connect with other makers to share your ideas or collaborate.
We are still making improvements and testing software features. Here are the latest updates:
We can't wait for you to download and experience the AnkerMake Slicer and AnkerMake App. We also want to know what you think. Share your feedback so we can ensure that you're working with the perfect software for your 3D prints.
We hope everything goes well when you have M5, but just in case something happens, we've got user manuals and articles ready to go. You can also check out how-to guides on software and accessories. Head to the AnkerMake Support Center starting Oct. 26th. We're also available via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Road Ahead
This is just the beginning of an exciting journey. There will be some obstacles as we head to an ideal 3D printing world, but we want you to be aware of any issues we face during development. And of course, we want to hear from you, and how we can improve to make ourselves and M5 perfect in your lab.
The AnkerMake Team