Crowdfunding Campaigns

The Coolest (and Affordable) 3D Printer Crowdfunding Projects

The variety of items that can be created with 3D printers doesn’t stop to amaze – from musical instruments through bionic arms to human tissue, the list goes on and on. 3D printers aren’t just super useful; they are also very, very cool.

There are many benefits that come from 3D printing – for startups at product development stage it will save money of prototyping, they are great for artists and creative minds, who want to easily turn their ideas into reality, and for professionals, who aim for perfection.

3D printing saves money but also delivers a more personalized experience, which is much appreciated in the mass production world that we live in.

Not so long ago, owning 3D printer for personal use was unthinkable. Nowadays, however, there are more and more companies that offer affordable and easy to own 3D printers and many of these companies turn to crowdfunding.

If you are looking to buy a 3D printer, check out these three products, all of which have raised millions with their crowdfunding campaigns.

The Micro

The Micro is the first truly consumer 3D printer that stands out with sleek design and its incredible intuitiveness. It is also extremely easy to use. You just need to plug in the printer, download or create models, hit print, and watch the magic happen. The Micro meets the needs of everyone – from beginners to pros. After the successful crowdfunding campaign where it raised $3,401,361 by almost 11,900 backers, The Micro is now available for limited time at a price of $349.


Tiko also stands out with a unique design. The unibody 3D printer is also very simple and accessible, but the most exciting part was its price point during the crowdfunding campaign – it was available for pre-order for $179 USD. No wonder it almost hit the mark of $3 million with its crowdfunding campaign.

Form 1

Form 1, on the other hand, is a professional 3D printer for professional creators that is available at an affordable price. The creators were inspired to build the product by the fact that there were no low-cost 3D printers that meet the requirements of professionals.

The intuitive and simple to use software of Form 1 prints everything to the smallest detail with perfection. For a pledge of Pledge $2,299 or more, you were able to get Initial Formation package including the full Form 1 package including the printer, 1L resin, and Form Finish Kit. The crowdfunding campaign raised almost $3 million USD from over 2,000 backers. You are able to pre-order your Form 1 here.

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