Makerbot and fighting global terrorism

News and announcements related to Humanoids/walkers, robo-one/other conferences, intelligent servos, advanced robot controllers/sensors, and interesting new humanoid related developments.
3 postsPage 1 of 1
3 postsPage 1 of 1

Makerbot and fighting global terrorism

Post by limor » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:07 pm

Post by limor
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:07 pm

ImageOn March 4th, the kind people of Makerbot in NY loaded onto a DHL truck 1000 lbs / 39 boxes of 3D printers and stuff destined for RoboSavvy's UK warehouse. Makerbot documented this in a video clip.
phpBB [media]


Shipping seemed to have gone well till March 8 4am in Belgium at which point tracking for this shipment stops.

Image

DHL don't know where are our 39 boxes. Their stories and excuses range from ridiculous to annoying. We have been talking with them every couple of hours for the past days. The latest theory is that because the package content was marked as "PRINTERS", the boxes were not allowed to board a plane in Germany on transit to UK.
[ The word "printer" is linked with the word "toner" which has been black-listed together with weapon grade plutonium since the purported terrorist incident last October where a bomb was hidden in a laser printer toner tray ]
So the story goes that DHL loaded our boxes onto truck in Germany or Belgium (?), their tracking numbers were modified due to changed itinerary (?) and they are at this time somewhere in UK either in a DHL warehouse in Heathrow or Maidenhead or in stuck in customs.
ImageOn March 4th, the kind people of Makerbot in NY loaded onto a DHL truck 1000 lbs / 39 boxes of 3D printers and stuff destined for RoboSavvy's UK warehouse. Makerbot documented this in a video clip.
phpBB [media]


Shipping seemed to have gone well till March 8 4am in Belgium at which point tracking for this shipment stops.

Image

DHL don't know where are our 39 boxes. Their stories and excuses range from ridiculous to annoying. We have been talking with them every couple of hours for the past days. The latest theory is that because the package content was marked as "PRINTERS", the boxes were not allowed to board a plane in Germany on transit to UK.
[ The word "printer" is linked with the word "toner" which has been black-listed together with weapon grade plutonium since the purported terrorist incident last October where a bomb was hidden in a laser printer toner tray ]
So the story goes that DHL loaded our boxes onto truck in Germany or Belgium (?), their tracking numbers were modified due to changed itinerary (?) and they are at this time somewhere in UK either in a DHL warehouse in Heathrow or Maidenhead or in stuck in customs.
limor offline
Savvy Roboteer
Savvy Roboteer
User avatar
Posts: 1845
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:00 am
Location: London, UK

Post by limor » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:19 pm

Post by limor
Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:19 pm

Someone in DHL Belgium did a physical inspection of the container that held our boxes and saw the boxes were still there. So the boxes will make their way by road to UK now.
Someone in DHL Belgium did a physical inspection of the container that held our boxes and saw the boxes were still there. So the boxes will make their way by road to UK now.
limor offline
Savvy Roboteer
Savvy Roboteer
User avatar
Posts: 1845
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:00 am
Location: London, UK

Post by limor » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:01 pm

Post by limor
Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:01 pm

Finally delivered!
Next Makerbot shipment is going to have a customs declaration title like "3D model extrusion DIY kit". No more mention of printers.

Image
Finally delivered!
Next Makerbot shipment is going to have a customs declaration title like "3D model extrusion DIY kit". No more mention of printers.

Image
limor offline
Savvy Roboteer
Savvy Roboteer
User avatar
Posts: 1845
Joined: Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:00 am
Location: London, UK


3 postsPage 1 of 1
3 postsPage 1 of 1