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smartinvestor
04-08-2014, 12:33 PM
Most pre-order models have already sold out

A 3D printer that can be bought for as little as $199 has kicked up a storm of donations through the crowdsourcing site Kickstarter. Donations of $249 and $299, which also garners you a 3D printer, are all sold out. Even $599 donations are almost gone.

M3D LLC., the creator of the Micro 3D printer project, was aiming for $50,000. But with 29 days to go, it has already pulled in more than $1 million.

The machine comes in one size and is being touted as the first truly consumer 3D printer that is the "most affordable," needs no assembly and works straight out of the box. While the printer comes with M3D's base software, the machine also supports and uses open-source software for more advanced users.

"You can unbox it, install the software, and print right away -- it's as quick and as simple as that," M3D said on its Kickstarter page.

The printer makes objects up to 4.6 inches high. The printing area is small -- only 2.9-in. x 3.5-in. x 3.3-in.

Bethesda, Md.-based M3D expects to begin production of the Micro 3D printer between August and September and complete shipments of the machines to donators by March 2015.

The cube-shaped printer connects to Windows, Macs or Linux systems via USB and tilts the scales at a svelte 2.2 lbs. It is only 7.3-in. cubed in size and supports several thermoplastics, including the most popular ABS, PLA and nylon filaments. (See video below.)

The Micro printer comes in Silver, Black, Blue, Red, Orange, and Green.

The filament spools are sold for $12 and come in half pound (225 gram) sizes -- enough material to make 45 small vases, the company said.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247518/3D_printer_Kickstarter_project_aims_for_50K_nets_m ore_than_1M?source=rss_latest_content

smartinvestor
04-08-2014, 12:39 PM
M3D LLC., the creator of the Micro 3D printer project, was aiming for $50,000. But with 29 days to go, it has already pulled in more than $1 million.

Incredible!

KouroshSense
05-21-2014, 09:05 AM
That is amazing. I think it was the low price and accessibility to ordinary consumers. There are so many tech projects out there that ruminate and fetishize the technology rather than sell the product! - Looks like M3D hit the sweet spot between technology and product :)

JellioDotCom
06-26-2014, 07:00 AM
This is amazing! Congratulations. I want one!

Chris 'Ulric' Dye
09-09-2014, 06:08 AM
looking forward to getting one of these!

proper
09-09-2014, 09:04 AM
I think there's a lot of excitement about 3D printers in general, but they don't seem accessible. This one sounds great and feels like a viable option for consumers. Congratulations!

TheQuest
09-10-2014, 01:26 PM
Amazing

davidschellhb
09-14-2014, 11:02 PM
It's cool to see so many people interested in 3D printing, this reminds me of the MOD-T campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/new-matter-mod-t-a-3d-printer-for-everyone/x/8653899

Aimen Mohamed
09-14-2014, 11:52 PM
amazing

JackT1977
09-29-2014, 11:38 PM
Wow that's just crazy, in a good way. Hope they can deliver on this. Actually a 3D printer is something I want to get down the road as i'm going to be doing some brand merchandise for my games as promo items. Incredible.

KonceptCars
10-01-2014, 05:04 PM
There is a lot of interest in 3D printing technology.

cookiequeen
10-02-2014, 09:03 PM
WOW that's impressive, so is it better to go longer than 25 days?

strong23
10-03-2014, 04:47 PM
This is an amazing story. It is really encouraging particularly for someone like me who is on there first campaign. If they can do it so can I.

PhilLang
10-05-2014, 01:31 PM
congrats brah

Tristan G Pope
10-07-2014, 04:20 PM
Wow that is crazy it goes to show how 3D printers have a huge interest surrounding them right now!

hooky
10-08-2014, 10:59 AM
I can't wait for 3D printers to become mainstream.

RemixPlaylist
10-18-2014, 10:29 AM
thats awesome!

RemixPlaylist
10-18-2014, 10:30 AM
mee too

NMaxwell
11-08-2014, 11:55 AM
Awesome! That's pretty impressive that you can simply unbox it and plug it in!

Sparta
11-11-2014, 04:26 PM
Received mine :)

AnthonyGreerWA
11-27-2014, 08:40 PM
That's amazing, but I can see why you've seen so much success. 3D printers are such fascinating items, and you've taken that and made it affordable. Well done!

Richard White
12-02-2014, 02:11 PM
Limited time: The SoGo Mini! www.sogomini.com (now on kickstarter) #indiegogo #kickstarter #sogomini

Hopefully we can be as successful as this project!

http://kck.st/1zFvaAW

Ieva Zu
12-04-2014, 11:23 AM
Wow! Well done!

BIKEHUD
12-06-2014, 03:30 PM
Wow - well done.

Paul Je
03-08-2015, 04:37 PM
That's a really under forecasted outcome, for that type of a technology. Kudos to them, and hope they expand quickly to provide this to everybody at prices that can be enjoyed by the masses !

I also have a crowdfunding Kickstarter campaign for a startup called RideGlide, which will be a carpooling website and app for Canada's Ontario provinces' University and College students in partnership with KIVA (donating 10% of any earned revenue to Africa). We are aiming for $17.5k by the end of this month, and here is the link:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1843389520/rideglide-the-university-carpool-community

Please let me know what you guys think about this, and if you guys can show support we can provide you with awesome gear and of course featuring you as the generous donors that will help us get to where we want to be <3

Website URL: www.rideglide.co
FB: facebook.com/rideglides

MyPaintSaint
04-14-2015, 01:10 PM
Our company needs one of these for sure. What a success story!

giftsandcoupons
04-15-2015, 02:02 AM
Brilliant, because 3D printers were all the rage but this was a place where to actually own one whilst say ToysRus or supermarkets were slow to pick up on it.

careem
04-20-2015, 08:45 PM
Hello there. Im new here. Im a fiverr level 2 seller, 100% positive feedback. I need to make few posts so I can open my own topic.

tectonic
04-28-2015, 12:02 PM
Missed that one. Definitely could need one of these micro printers!

sivstyle
06-07-2015, 05:10 PM
Is this a public traded company? I invest in 3D metal printing and "A.M."
THX

http://www.gofundme.com/wet5dz4
I'm hoping it reaches other people who have been burned by the church today.... help if you can

HoboHammocks
06-08-2015, 11:41 PM
This technology is definitely going somewhere big! I'm a dental student, and 3D printing is getting pretty big for creating dental crowns!

Raphaël de Courville
06-12-2015, 10:30 AM
Making 3D printing cheaper and effortless to use is the way to go to launch the desktop fabrication market. I'm curious to see where they're going.

Michael Haller
07-12-2015, 01:47 PM
wow! nice. this seems to be a fantastic project. it's also nice to see that most pre-order models have already sold out

Gonçalo Barroso
10-07-2015, 04:47 AM
this is an awesome future feature that we know will be in anyone's house. good luck for the team!

guyonthecouch
10-23-2015, 05:01 AM
Most pre-order models have already sold out

A 3D printer that can be bought for as little as $199 has kicked up a storm of donations through the crowdsourcing site Kickstarter. Donations of $249 and $299, which also garners you a 3D printer, are all sold out. Even $599 donations are almost gone.

M3D LLC., the creator of the Micro 3D printer project, was aiming for $50,000. But with 29 days to go, it has already pulled in more than $1 million.

The machine comes in one size and is being touted as the first truly consumer 3D printer that is the "most affordable," needs no assembly and works straight out of the box. While the printer comes with M3D's base software, the machine also supports and uses open-source software for more advanced users.

"You can unbox it, install the software, and print right away -- it's as quick and as simple as that," M3D said on its Kickstarter page.

The printer makes objects up to 4.6 inches high. The printing area is small -- only 2.9-in. x 3.5-in. x 3.3-in.

Bethesda, Md.-based M3D expects to begin production of the Micro 3D printer between August and September and complete shipments of the machines to donators by March 2015.

The cube-shaped printer connects to Windows, Macs or Linux systems via USB and tilts the scales at a svelte 2.2 lbs. It is only 7.3-in. cubed in size and supports several thermoplastics, including the most popular ABS, PLA and nylon filaments. (See video below.)

The Micro printer comes in Silver, Black, Blue, Red, Orange, and Green.

The filament spools are sold for $12 and come in half pound (225 gram) sizes -- enough material to make 45 small vases, the company said.

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247518/3D_printer_Kickstarter_project_aims_for_50K_nets_m ore_than_1M?source=rss_latest_content

That is excellent. I will be keeping an eye on this for when I want to get a 3D printer

airbutton
11-01-2015, 09:38 PM
That's pretty incredible, great job on the campaign. I wonder what sort of efforts and time they've put in during the pre-campaign. Possible to share some details?

xnstandy
12-18-2015, 01:50 AM
You have done a good job. Would you like to share details or any requirement so that we can help you.

nashvillewebsitehosting
01-14-2016, 12:23 PM
This is a great innovation. Where can I get one. Is it available online?

Wassim
06-28-2016, 01:27 AM
nice and amazing fundraising

Alexis Mandin
08-09-2016, 06:51 AM
That's really impressive !

brokenclockbrew
09-03-2016, 09:55 PM
That's amazing. I love the free market!

6061T6
09-04-2016, 03:27 PM
Awesome! Have been looking for an inexpensive printer just to get a feel for 3d printing before getting into more expensive machines. Good to see this one so far!

Homdry
09-07-2016, 07:39 PM
Besides having a great product, what else did they do to raise this much money?

PuzzlersWorkshop
09-30-2016, 06:12 PM
Fantastic!

Kulikov
10-24-2016, 12:14 PM
Oh Jesus. Good job with a great startup idea resulted in $1million+ with the aim of 50k.

ktummonds
10-24-2016, 05:32 PM
wow great idea, product, and approach for the crowdfunding campaign! Do you know where the Micro 3D Printer used to market its campaign?

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08-10-2017, 11:34 PM
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MiguelHammond10
10-03-2017, 06:35 AM
Would have never guessed.Thanks for posting.