Updated: March 25, 2020
To our Global Gigabot Family and Supporters,
We hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy. The 3D printing community is a talented, diverse and compassionate arm of the creative tech ecosystem. We are energized and inspired by the mass mobilization of 3D printing to tackle COVID-19 head-on by providing protective gear to medical personnel, medical equipment to aid victims and filling gaps in supply chains. Every day, you are proving that this technology changes the world for the better. Keep at it!
re:3D IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
We have been closely following COVID-19 developments in our areas and listening to the recommendations from local and federal authorities. The small yet mighty re:3D team has always been mobile and adaptable, and we are continuing our regular operations while keeping the health and safety of our team at the forefront of all considerations. Here’s how:
- Your Gigabots® are being built and shipped on their regular schedule.
- Your supply orders are being fulfilled with minimal delay.
- Your 3D printing, design and 3D scanning services are moving forward as planned.
- As an essential business, the Houston factory is open and fully operational. In-person visits are restricted to deliveries and pickups only to respect guidance on social distancing.
- Meetups, walk-in tours and in-person classes are suspended until further notice.
- Classes will move to online-only as format and demand allows.
$100 SERVICE CREDITS FOR EDUCATORS
The education landscape has dramatically changed in the last few weeks and as many educators gamely adapt to new methods of teaching, you have awed us with your adaptability, tenacity, and positivity. In recognition of your herculean efforts, now through April 10th we are offering to educators a $100 credit, with no minimum purchase required, for re:3D printing, designing and scanning services.
For all those schooling from home, we are extending a 20% off discount on all services (scanning, design, printing, materials testing) for any effort supporting distance learning.
Service quotes can be requested at re3d.org/services.
HELPING THE EFFORT TO FIGHT COVID-19
re:3D’s Houston factory is equipped with a printer farm of large-format industrial Gigabot® 3D FFF and FGF printers, a metrology-grade 3D scanner, a full machine shop that includes two CNCs, manual lathe, drill press and cutting tools. This equipment and our team of 25 engineers, designers and technicians is available to fabricate equipment for healthcare providers that has been reviewed for viability and safety by medical professionals. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to begin coordination. We are happy to prototype any life-savings device for free in order to expedite review by medical professionals.
For those looking for ways to put your 3D printing know-how to work in the effort to fight COVID-19, we are collecting contact information to share further developments and opportunities to 3D print for those in need.
Additionally, a great list of other projects has been curated by our friends at the non-profit Women In 3D Printing.
Stay Healthy and Keep Printing!
~Gigabot & The re:3D Team