After my "May be Shipping" post I received this from a 3D Systems employee.
That is great news for everyone that has been waiting for the wonderful Cube3 to land on their doorstep!"I do follow you.
The unit began shipping yesterday.
We are using a FIFO system.Orders placed today will incur a 6 week back log."
I'm all too familiar with the "Shipping is a feature" mentality plaguing Microsoft... and the fiasco that was the first introduction of Windows 8. They are STILL suffering from that one!
For me, the "Right Time to Ship" is a much more important feature. That is the day when all systems are "Go" with confidence. I know the Cube engineers and the Cube builders. To a person, they strive for perfection. While perfection is difficult to achieve in 100% of the cases, just knowing that it is their goal gives me a great deal of confidence they made the right choice.
I knew that the RIGHT TIME TO SHIP would eventually be here. I have absolutely NO idea why that day could not have been sooner. Nor, do I have any idea when I might have one here. But, I do know that the Cube3 is an important milestone in consumer 3D printing and it deserved the best possible entry into our homes, offices and schools. So, I am glad they waited until they were confident that we would not be disappointed when it did arrive.
I look forward to hearing from those of you that are among the first to see just how wonderful it is. And, look forward to the the arrival of my own.
Thanks for the confirmation! :)