Form 1 3D Printer Breaks Kickstarter Record

    October 24, 2012
    Zach Walton
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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:

Form 1 Breaks Kickstarted Record

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.

  • Mark

    So what do you categorize the Pebble watch as if this is “… the most funded technology project to ever grace Kickstarter”? Maybe because the pebble was under the “design” category it’s not counted as technology.

    • http://www.webpronews.com/author/zach-walton Zach Walton

      You are correct. The Pebble Watch could technically be in technology, but the creators put it in design. As far as the technology category goes, the Form 1 is the most funded project at this moment.