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Can I get a material sample?

Ponoko Team
posted this on March 21, 2011 12:57

Can I get a sample of the materials you offer in the Ponoko materials catalog? YES!

You can buy US material samples (laser cutting & 3D printing) HERE.

You can buy NZ material samples (laser cutting only) HERE.

 

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Josh Judkins
Ponoko

We are in the midst of putting together a new system whereby you will be able to purchase individual material / engraving samples in batches, and hope to have it launched very soon.

Make sure you're signed up for the Ponoko email newsletter, as we'll be announcing them there.

March 21, 2011 13:01
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Nathaniel Alderson

I too am interested in sample kits. Hows this coming along?

May 03, 2011 17:49
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Josh Judkins
Ponoko

Hi Nathan!

We've launched the first stage of our new material sample system here for users of the USA making location here:
http://samples.ponoko.com/

Our team in New Zealand are in the midst of developing an equivalent system for users of the NZ making location, and we'll be announcing the launch of it through our email newsletter when that's ready.

Cheers!

May 03, 2011 18:06
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Nathaniel Alderson

Said in the nicest possible, most enthusiastic, icecreaming dripping, friendliest way...

Yay! Hurry up!!! :) ;)

Cheers

May 03, 2011 18:10
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Nathaniel Alderson

Actually I had another question related to this. Will NZ hub have the same materials as US? If I were to order a sample kit from US, would it have the same as NZ?

May 03, 2011 18:30
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Josh Judkins
Ponoko

Good question! The NZ hub has a different selection of materials, and even the acrylics which are ALMOST the same are slightly different. I'd recommend holding off until the NZ swatches go live.

Cheers!

May 03, 2011 18:38
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Nathaniel Alderson

Gah! Oh well. More time to perfect my designs. :)

May 03, 2011 18:40
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Nathaniel Alderson

Any eta on when NZ will have sample kits? Like, do you know whereabouts they are on the process? Halfway? Just started? Couple of months? More?

May 03, 2011 18:42
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John Galt

Great. Need some samples of materials, it would really great than assuming....

May 09, 2011 19:57
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Dash Ash

Any idea when samples will be available from the NZ hub? I'm dieing to get some samples of the acrylic arctic ice and dark grey tint.

July 23, 2011 18:46
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Josh Judkins
Ponoko

Hi Dash!

We're working on getting the NZ sample shop set up, and hope to have them available for purchase very soon. Keep an eye on our email newsletter which we'll be announcing their availability on.

Cheers!

July 25, 2011 09:01
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Dash Ash

Well, an estimate of when would be nice.

Thanks.

July 25, 2011 17:13
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Josh Judkins
Ponoko

Hey Dash - I've just checked in with the team, and it sounds like the NZ samples store will go live at the end of August or beginning of September. As you can imagine, there are a lot to be done before then.

Thanks!

July 25, 2011 18:04
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Dash Ash

Cool! Can't wait!

July 25, 2011 18:25
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Nathaniel Alderson

Hi Josh!

What's the word on the NZ sample shop issue? I'm chomping at the bit here!!

Cheers

Nathan

September 21, 2011 16:36
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Josh Judkins
Ponoko

Hi Nathaniel & everyone else - thanks so much for your patience on this!

As mentioned, we had been hoping to send the NZ material sample store live early this month, but it's ended up being more work than we expected - alongside the busiest two months in Ponoko history for orders and inquiries.

Rest assured we're working hard on it, and getting ever nearer to launch - we just need your patience for a bit longer.

Cheers!

September 21, 2011 16:39
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Nathaniel Alderson

*Hyperventilates*

*squeeeeeky voice* oooookkkk....

*sigh*

September 21, 2011 17:12
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Nathaniel Alderson

You know that you will run out of stock in the first two weeks right? ;)

September 21, 2011 17:12
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Josh Judkins
Ponoko

Good thing we can make some more. ;)

September 21, 2011 17:42