Pirate3D Reaches $100,000 Funding Mark on KickStarter in Under an Hour

Pirate3D made quite a splash with their Buccaneer 3D printer that they are launching at $347 (+$50 shipping). This morning, they launched their Kickstarter campaign and have already $140,000 in funding. The first 360 backers of the Kickstarter campaign got the printer for $247 (+$50 shipping). The Buccaneer won’t ship until February 2014, but relative to the cost of other pre-assembled printers on the market, this printer is a bargain.

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The Zortrax M200 3D Printer from Poland

The Buccaneer by Pirate3D isn’t the only 3D printer on the block looking for funding on KickStarter these days. Gadget 3D launched their campaign last Wednesday and are very close to their goal of $100,000. The Zortrax M200 is $1,899 plus shipping of $99 to US/Canada ($199 international). Gadget 3D is seeking to make the experience as seamless as possible with custom software that should work right out of the box with the printer. From the photos on their KickStarter campaign, the printer looks well polished. The output also looks pretty impressive. The team is based out of Poland with additional offices in Hong Kong. Check out their KickStarter campaign for a video and photos.

SOURCE: TechCrunch KickStarter