Hey Backers, As many of you know, we just returned from a long trip to China where we visited our manufacturing partners. It was amazing to see all the different people helping to bring this product to life. We went and visited the Injection Molding facility for all of our parts and the assembly house where 500 printers were fully assembled and ready to be shipped. All of this together reassured us that our manufacturers share our vision and are working with us to help make a great product. They had engineering suggestions and ideas and were very helpful when we stressed the urgency for more products to be built. They had a plan and are already beginning another batch of 500 units. This, along with the units we are building here in San Diego will cover all kickstarter orders. We brought a trusted QC company with us that will serve as a 3rd party quality control company to ensure the printers are made to our specified checklist before being sent to us. This is all very important for us. We will have incoming quality control on parts and outgoing quality control on units assembled. The trip served as a great learning experience and an understanding that the team we have over there is working very hard to make sure our product is successful. On to the printers, we have shipped over 250 RoBo 3D units from here and have that first batch of 500 coming in from overseas currently. As soon as they arrive we will be QC checking them and shipping them out daily. We should be able to get over 30 of those out a day so that will be good for us and good for fulfilling more backer orders. On top of that, the next 500 are in the works and those should be finished in 20-30 days according to our manufacturing assembly house. This is all good news for us moving forward. Being able to ramp up production and have quality assurance is very important to us as we strive to deliver the best quality RoBo 3D Printer possible. Thank you to all those who have been patient with us. We really appreciate it as we are building an amazing product for you all. If you have been asking about when your printer will be shipped, we cannot give you an exact date. We apologize, but we are producing product as fast as we can with our space in house. I just want you to know that we are going to be delivering the rest of the printers very soon! Pictures below: Just some of the pictures we had from the trip. The two gentlemen you see below run the assembly factory and also have helped us in a number of areas with the printer. They showed us their facility, introduced us to our Chinese team and even took us out for some sight seeing while we were there. They had just finished 500 units and were making sure our QC company was happy and that we were happy with production before the next 500 units were made. Things were looking real good! A few pictures of China sprinkled in. One is the 7 star hotel we saw before we left to Ningbo. Really cool stuff.