Our best wishes to everyone for the holiday season – we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! You have our sincere thanks for making 2017 another great year in the world of 3D printing. We would not be here without your support.
We look forward to seeing what 2018 has in store. In the meantime, we’ll still be operating a few days around Christmas and New Year’s – so if you’re in a hurry to grab anything, please check the below dates:
Thursday 21st – Friday 22nd: Open and shipping orders
Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th: Closed for weekend
Monday 25th – Tuesday 26th: Closed for Christmas
Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th: Open and shipping orders
Saturday 30th – Sunday 31st: Closed for weekend
Monday 1st: Closed for New Year’s Day
Tuesday 2nd onwards: Open as usual
Orders received while we are closed will be processed when we return, and we’ll be working hard to get through them as quickly as possible. We expect to get caught up within one or two business days of New Year’s Day, but you are always welcome to contact us if you’d like to check up on an order’s status.
We’ve spent a long time searching for the perfect hotend to carry – there are so many different options out there, it can get confusing pretty fast. What’s worse is that there are plenty of generic knock-offs that don’t perform as advertised. We want to offer a premium product, and after trying everything we could get our hands on, we were blown away by the quality – both print and construction – of E3D’s V6 hotend.
We’ve been in talks with E3D, and are now one of the first Australian distributors to be E3D Genuine certified!
For now we’re carrying the E3D-V6 hotend and related accessories – but we expect to branch out into E3D’s other exciting offerings pretty soon (Kraken, anyone?).
You may have noticed that we’ve been getting in more and more Adafruit products over the past few weeks. We’d like to take this opportunity to announce that we are now officially an Australian distributor for Adafruit products.
You might be asking – “you’re a 3D printer shop – why sell general electronics products?” – and that’s a fair question. We feel Adafruit are a key exemplar of the “maker” mentality, and that their products represent this. Basically, we feel that a lot of their stuff goes hand-in-hand with 3D printing, and we want to make those products easily available within Australia.
A good example are the different WS2812 RGB LED products Adafruit produce – or “Neopixels”. These LEDs are easy to setup and control, fun to work with – and easy to embed in anything you can print. They sparkle, shimmer, fade, pulse – whatever you want, in any colour you want. And besides – everything’s better with LEDs! Here’s an awesome example:
If you have a suggestion for an Adafruit product you think we should stock – let us know! Printed something cool that uses an Adafruit product? Post a comment, we’d love to see it!
Hey there everyone – how’s it going? We figured it was about time we got a proper news/blog system set up – so here we are. We plan to use the Aus3D blog for a number of things – announcing site news, talking about new products – maybe even a bit of how-to stuff.
We hope you’ll stay tuned – and in the meantime, thanks for being part of our community!