I really don't know, sorry! Last month we managed to ship 161 machines, which is a far cry from the 360+ orders we saw coming this month.Haskens wrote:At what point would you consider bringing the DE1+ back? Or if you don't have that set in stone, when do you expect to start taking orders for those again?
Now working saturdays, hiring more staff, adding another 3000 sq ft, we will have to see how many more machines we can make each month.
So... to answer your question more directly, I'd say "if we can make more DE1PRO/DE1XL/DE1XXL machines per month, than we can sell in a month, then we'll bring the DE1+ back".
Thus, it really depends on two things:
- how much faster we can make machines (without compromising quality)
- how many machines we sell per month.
version 1.5 is not planned for anytime soon. I'd figure at least a year, but maybe not for several years. The v1.4 models are really stable, and we are only making small DFM (design-for-manufacturing) hardware changes to that line now.Haskens wrote:And last question on my mind - will you be using this opportunity to release DE1+ v1.5 when it does return?
My R&D team has been reduced to 3 people, who have been told to take a year or two, to think of something really great. All the other engineers are now focussed on building what we have invented.