The Micro – a 3D printer that is good at printing money

The Micro, a low cost consumer grade 3D printer which launched its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter on Tuesday has already attracted more than USD 2.6 million. And that’s not it. The product blew its USD 50,000 target in less than 11 minutes, according to CNet’s Amanda Kooser.
This makes The Micro the fifth-fastest Kickstarter project to date to hit a $1 million, as per a research and statistics company Statista.

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This “first truly consumer 3D printer”, as the company claims is a small, 7 inches tall rectangular 3D printing machine that comes with auto-level and auto-calibrate functions.

According to the team, its M3D software that work with The Micro 3D printer hardware, has been designed to make it “as interactive and enjoyable as a game,” so that even a newbie can have a go at making his/her own 3D printed objects. With still having another 23 days left of its campaign, the company plans to begin shipping later this year.

3D printers have long seen a profitable deal for their crowdfunding campaigns. Earlier a Cambridge, Massachusetts based Form 1 raised nearly USD 3 million in its crowdfunding campaign. The Buccaneer and RigidBot 3D printer also had a successful Kickstarter projects, during which their maker raised USD 1.4 million and USD 1.1 million respectively.

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