Form 1 3D Printer Breaks Kickstarter RecordBy: Zach Walton - October 24, 2012
The 3D printer world has been watching the Form 1 with great interest. It’s the first laser-equipped 3D printer that’s being made available at a ridiculously cheap price. It broke $1 million within the first day of funding and set the standard for 3D printers on Kickstarter. Now their campaign has only 44 hours left and the team has broken a record.
The Form 1 3D printer is now the most funded technology project to ever grace Kickstarter. It has brought in a total of $2,549,954 since the campaign started a month ago. It knocked down the equally impressive Oculus Rift from its previous record of $2.4 million in funding.
The Form 1 team was able to reach this milestone due to the continued support from the 3D printing community. They have sold out of every entry level Form 1 with the cheapest available printer now going for $2,699. Impressively enough, they were even able to sell out of the limited edition models that went for $5,000 and $8,000.
They also added a new tier for backers who put forth $39. Those backers will receive a gyrocube created with the Form 1. Here’s what it will look like in motion:
A lot of Kickstarter projects receive a huge influx of funding near the end of their campaigns. It’s entirely possible that the Form 1 will be able to reach $3 million at the end. It only needs an extra $500,000 to succeed and those gyrocubes are pretty awesome.