Crowdfunding Campaigns in 3D Printing


There have been a lot of successful 3D design and 3D printer crowdfunding campaigns in recent years. Backers are keen to support projects that are add-ons to their beloved newly found hobby. These fundraising campaigns offer an opportunity to take part in the birth of new concepts for 3D printing machines, software, materials, and even accessories. In the table, you can find cherry-picked 3D printing related startups that caught our eye. Also, we will pay special attention to 3D design projects.

Crowdfunding Campaigns in 3D Printing

Crowdfunding Campaigns in 3D Printing

Read More: Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns for 3D Design Projects


CampaignDetailsOrganizerKey FeaturesExpiry Date
Underwater Drone100% 3D printed and equipped with Arduino technology.
More details: https://bit.ly/3elIktg
Nicolas Boraccino3D Printable2020.06.14
Learning 3D PrintingA complete course on getting started with 3D printing.
More details: https://bit.ly/3c7vygg
Caledonia AcademyCourse2020.06.22
Amazon Warriors3D Printable Miniatures and Terrain for Role Playing Games.
More details: https://bit.ly/2zsFXpK
Ismael PanaderoSTL2020.06.21
BloodfieldsSkirmish on your tabletop. Interactive Scenarios & Mobile App! Conquer the Bloodfields!
More details: https://bit.ly/3e6lAgW
Christopher BirkenhagenSTL, App,
Accessories
2020.06.16
3D Printing for EntrepreneursLearn how to design for 3D printing.
More details: https://bit.ly/2Z1i03h
Robin HuizingApplication2020.06.01
Arkenia's Heroes3D printable Arkenia's Heroes and creatures for gamers.
More details: https://bit.ly/3bqozyH
Claudia RodríguezSTL2020.05.31
Scenery and TerrainTitan Wall, Outpost, Modular Buildings & Accessories.
More details: https://bit.ly/3fJNsJd
BoneshopSTL2020.06.05
Creality CR-6 SECR-6 SE, a workhorse designed for who defines creativity, makes 3D printing ever easier before.
More details: https://bit.ly/2SGeCa8
Creality OfficialLeveling-free2020.06.05
Orion3D Printer. Working straight out of the box and easy to use. Build volume: 220×220×2500mm.
More details: https://bit.ly/3f4gEtW
Ben Johnson
Create3D
Compact and powerful desktop 3D Printer2020.05.27
Smoothing MachineOpen Source Smoothing machine for 3D prints
More details: https://bit.ly/2K9oZ1p
Ismael HammaSmoothing
Machine
2020.06.02
The Witch's Hovel3D Print your own Witch's Hovel.
More details: https://bit.ly/3cW2WHH
Kieran BillingsSTL/OBJ2020.05.24
Chinese BuildingsTraditional Chinese architecture models for 3D printing.
More details: https://bit.ly/2WOEZvC
3D GraphicsSTL/OBJ2020.05.20
Hexton HillsA collection of interlocking hexes for tabletop gaming.
More details: https://bit.ly/3bB0JkQ
Daniel McCarthySTL/OBJ2020.05.14
Desk CastlesPrint and build your own custom castles.
More details: https://bit.ly/3eIXXvR
Kevin MartinSTL/OBJ2020.05.17
Dice TowersDice Towers! Fourteen 3D printable, high-res, STL files, support-free for easy printing!
More details: https://bit.ly/3e9diWk
Kim BourrieSTL/OBJ2020.04.29
Totem AnimalsLowPoly stackable totem animals. Files for 3D printing
More details: https://bit.ly/2UUkvSx
Stratation DesignSTL/OBJ2020.05.03
Hill GiantsThree Hill Giant sculpts for 3d printing.
More details: https://bit.ly/2yFVB00
Medusa MiniaturesSTL/OBJ2020.04.28
3DFORTSmall, affordable 3D printer. The printer size: 210×210×230mm. Build volume: 90×90×90mm.
More details: https://bit.ly/2JvnTN3
Fort$592020.04.25
XenoFiberA 3D printing filament, powered by the low cost of recycled plastics.
More details: https://bit.ly/2XGhbfG
Anthony PratoRecycled 3D Printing Filament2020.04.20
3D-printable Animal ModelsHighly realistic 3D animal models to be printed and painted by you!
More details: http://bit.ly/2x4hcP5
Savi MadeSTL2020.04.12
Air Powered EnginesAir-powered engines for fun and exploration. We offer several working engines with a complete set of 3D files.
More details: http://bit.ly/3cSz93M
Vardan AntonyanSTL & Printed Models2020.04.11
PixelloA body scanning machine that swiftly turns you into a full-color 3D model for 3D printing or avatar.
More details: http://bit.ly/2xOwojP
PixelloFBX, OBJ2020.04.04
Cheap
PEEK
Lower Cost PEEK 3D Printing Filament
More details: http://bit.ly/2VIvnnh
Grayson GaliskyPEEK2020.04.02
District 0012Sci-fi 3D Printable Models for Tabletop.
More details: http://bit.ly/2PxQXal
Forbidden PrintsSTL2020.03.29
Creatures of CromsfallA range of 3D Printable miniatures and bigatures inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
More details: http://bit.ly/2Q8A5Hs
Spare Oom Studio STL2020.03.17
Skies of SordaneHigh-Quality 3D printable airships and miniatures for high fantasy tabletop RPG.
More details: http://bit.ly/2SAMTGQ
Benjamin
McLEnnan
STL2020.03.12
Modular Build3D Printable Church and Medieval build miniatures for tabletop games.
More details: http://bit.ly/3aPCNt6
FAMG - 3D StudiosSTL2020.03.14
PrintABlok
Mechs
Mech themed modular toy sets for your 3D printer.
More details: http://bit.ly/2Tkc8Po
Joe LarsonSTL2020.03.11
Fantasy Miniatures Vol1High-Quality Miniatures for 3d printing.
More details: http://bit.ly/2SWdTlx
3D IPStudiosSTL2020.02.27
Full-Color Custom MiniaturesCreate Unique Tabletop Miniatures in Vivid Color with New Design Tools and Cutting-Edge 3D-Printing Technology.
More details: http://bit.ly/2NSB4KM
Hero ForgeFull-Color Tabletop Miniatures2020.02.14
PLA-RecyclerFilament extruder that will cost only 200-250$ . We will also make a shredder. And it's all Open source.
More details: http://bit.ly/2TJpBRn
BussiereAffordable PLA
Extruder & Shredder
2020.02.12
Ananas Stepper 3.0An advanced motion control system to make machine tasks powerful and precise. Wide applications: 3D printers, 6+ axis robotic arm, etc.
More details: http://bit.ly/2tF7rpf
AnanasStepper 3.0Servo Stepper for
Multi-Axis Control
2020.02.05
1775 Join or DieSkirmish miniature game set featuring American Revolutionary War.
More details: http://bit.ly/38uRsc0
3DBreed Miniatures32mm
3D Miniatures
2020.01.26
SPACE 3DThe Most Affordable 10.1" SLA 3D Printer
More details: http://bit.ly/33UcjmE
123dimensionLarge-Size
High Resolution
2020.01.18
Human Anatomy ModelsPerfect for Artists, Doctors, Nurses, or Teachers. Use for drawing, education, and appreciation of the human form!
More details: http://bit.ly/37lACN9
Mixed Dimensions3D Printed in Full Color2019.12.21
DigitalceramCreate complex models and artwork with your desktop Ceramic 3D printer.
More details: http://bit.ly/37aZN50
DigitalceramFast, Accurate & Easy-to-use2019.12.03
3DsimoThe most versatile mobile workshop in the world.
More details: http://bit.ly/33MdZip
3DsimoUniversal
all-in-one
3D Pen Tool
2019.11.29
Starship IV ChimeraComplete 28mm scale 3D printable spaceship for tabletop play or display, , including full OpenLOCK-compatible modular interiors.
More details: http://bit.ly/34bTUTd
2nd DynastyModular 3D Printable Spaceship2019.11.22
Rose GoAesthetic design and engineering performance along with user-friendly features.
More details: http://bit.ly/2J0FoFi
Rose 3DElegant
Versatile
User-friendly
3D Printer
2019.11.14
AXIS 3DThe AXIS 3D Printer is one of the most affordable 3D Printers ever made.
More details: http://bit.ly/2lQGhYe
Makertech 3DAffordable, lightweight 3D Printer.2019.10.15
iBridgerIndustrial FDM 3D Printer for Large-Scale Prints
More details: http://bit.ly/2kr5tEi
iBridgerLarge-Scale Prints2019.10.15
Project PLAEasy, simple, and cheap recycling service for 3D Printing waste.
More details: http://bit.ly/2lHWMWC
Project PLARecycling service for 3D Printing waste.2019.09.27
Solidmaker3 µm XY accuracy, 4.7x4.7x6″ printing area, SolidMaker is a SLA 3D printer has better printing results.
More details: http://bit.ly/2GCSU0D
SolidmakerAffordable Laser SLA 3D Printer2019.08.27
LongerReliable LCD SLA 3D Printer with 2K LCD Screen to Help Your Design to Print into Reality
More details: http://bit.ly/33xFKM5
LongerLCD SLA 3D Printer2019.06.29
The PrismA feature-packed and easy to use UV Resin 3D Printer for less than $300.
More details: http://bit.ly/2K7jfHC
Beam3DUV Resin 3D Printer2019.06.21
mEnderA tiny metal frame 3D printer.
More details: http://bit.ly/2Ly553E
Grim KarltunTiny 3D Printer2019.06.12
Apocaliptic theme terrainSTL files for 3d printing and tabletop games
More details: http://bit.ly/2HiX0dU
Camilo RojasSTL files for 3d printing and tabletop games
apocaliptic theme
2019.05.31
Paladin
SLA
3D Printer
High-resolution, auto-leveling, auto resin pump, and intuitive control.
More details: http://bit.ly/2FQy0Kg
Panda3D
Kickstarter
Autorefill
Autolevel
Low Price
2019.01.25
Snapmaker 2Snapmaker 2.0 is smarter, faster, larger, and more powerful than ever before. It is a new generation of 3-in-1 3D printers that comes with everything you need!
More details: http://bit.ly/2vJ8Bxv
Snapmaker3-in-1
3D Printer, Laser, CNC.
2019.06.06
A1A1 is the next generation fused filament fabrication 3D printer. Designed to blend in at your home or work place and to meet the need of a fast, accurate and quiet 3D printer.
More details: http://bit.ly/2IIXJbf
Karl-Johan Regestam
Kickstarter
Minimalistic
Design
Swappable
Extruder
2019.05.31
Ultimate Bed Glue!The World's Best 3D Printer bed adhesive. Now you can print exotic filaments on any bed. Get away from PLA!
More details: http://bit.ly/2vQR2eW
Charles LowryUltimate Bed Adhesive2019.05.24
IVI 3D PrinterEasily achieve high-res 3D printing, laser engraving, CNC carving with IVI, the 10 microns' repeatability, closed-loop 3d printer.
More details: http://bit.ly/2DzVAdE
IVI 3D
Kickstarter
Closed-loop 3d printer
CNC
Laser
2019.05.16
GloopedA paint that chemically bonds to most materials, smooths 3D prints, and It's even oven curable!
More details: http://bit.ly/2I6UFFN
Andrew M
Kickstarter
Spray Paint2019.04.26
NEFILATEKA 100 % recycled 3D printing filament.
More details: http://bit.ly/2E3ooMc
Bastien Lepoutre100 % recycled filament2019.04.22
MOREbotA 3D-printed robot ecosystem that grows with you.
More details: http://bit.ly/2G0cBhD
MOREbot
Kickstarter
Modular
Robot
Ecosystem
2019.04.21
Robotic ArmThe modular All-In-1 desktop robotic arm. 0.05mm high precision. Turn your desktop into a workshop. Easily do laser engraving, 3D printing.
More details: http://bit.ly/2I9bNe1
Hexbot Robotics
Indiegogo
7-in-1
Modules
2019.03.09
CERAMBOTThe Most Affordable Ceramic 3D Printer!
More details: http://bit.ly/2LmQx4f
CERAMBOT
TEAM
Fast, accurate and easy to use,2019.01.19
The Lost DragonsCreating a set of unique, highly-detailed 3D models of fantasy dragons for home 3D printing. Tabletop Gaming.
More details: http://bit.ly/2YeIjiQ
Danny HerreroHighly-detailed 3D models for home 3D printing.
2018.10.18
da Vinci Color miniCompact and intuitive, turn your everyday ideas into full-color reality.
More details: http://bit.ly/2VZD5Kg
Vinson ChienFull Color 3D Printer2018.10.15
Low Poly
Dinosaur Models
Designed to print without supports and print with low or no infill.
More details: http://bit.ly/2DLhr1y
Joe LarsonLow Poly
Models
2018.07.21
3D GloopThe Best 3D Printing Adhesive.
More details: http://bit.ly/2KlbYVq
Andrew M
Kickstarter
Glue
2018.07.01
MoozIndustrial Grade Transformable Metallic 3D Printer.
More details: http://bit.ly/2VXPQ89
MoozCNC, Laser, 3D Printing2017.11.15
SnapmakerTurn your desktop into a workshop. You can easily do 3D printing, laser engraving and CNC carving.
More details: http://bit.ly/2vKcFxp
Snapmaker3-in-12017.04.28
Dobot M1Pro Robotic Arm for Makers and Businesses.
More details: http://bit.ly/2JC6Bz9
DobotProfessional SCARA based robotic arm2017.01.12
ONO aka OLOThe $99 Smartphone 3D Printer.
More details: http://bit.ly/2VsBSMh
OLO 3D Inc.Smartphone 3D Printer2016.04.20
TikoThe Unibody 3D Printer. Delta.
More details: http://bit.ly/2H6iQ41
Tiko 3DThe Unibody 3D Printer2015.04.30
Form 1An affordable, high-resolution SLA 3D printer for professional creators.
More details: http://bit.ly/2DUmeOM
FormlabsSLA
Resin
2012.09.26

Please post your comment below or Contact Us if we’ve missed any 3D printing related crowdfunding campaign. We will update our table accordingly.


Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns for 3D Design Projects

We are pleased to witness the success stories of 3D design projects on fundraising platforms. It shouldn’t be surprising as Kickstarter and Indiegogo’s original purpose was to accommodate all sorts of creators. Recent hefty collections ($ millions) by 3D printer manufacturers dwarfed 3D design projects, and we are now happy to see such projects like Starship IV Chimera by 2nd Dynasty and The Lost Dragons by Danny Herrero getting well funded. Moreover, other platforms like MyMiniFactory keep endorsing them. As 3D design for 3D printing campaigns is a bit harder to find we remind you to Contact Us if you have such project going, so we could add it to our table for extra publicity.

3D Design Fundrising Compaign for 3D Printing - Chimera by 2nd Dynasty on Kickstarter

3D Design Fundrising Compaign for 3D Printing – Chimera by 2nd Dynasty on Kickstarter


Crowdfunding Campaigns in 3D Printing

There are a few platforms that help crowdfunding to run smoothly. Casual internet surfers may have already heard about Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Those are well promoted and popular websites where most of the campaigns are hosted. These particular platforms helped to start many 3D printing related projects in the past: from a bed adhesive glue to an all-in-one robotic arm.

3D Printer Crowdfunding Campaigns

You may have heard about such brands like Form 1, Tiko, Snapmaker, ONO – not all ended up well, but their campaigns were backed with the record amounts of cash. As the time between being funded and mass production may be long, we are still waiting to see some of them reaching their backers.




Tips & Tricks

Campaigners sometimes use several fundraising platforms to accumulate money for their projects. It may be successful on one and not on the other.

Before taking part in any campaign as a backer, make sure to read Ts&Cs as not always the “all-or-nothing” rule works if the campaign fails to achieve the goal. “All-or-nothing” is a Kickstarter’s rule when no backer gets charged unless funds reach the goal.

Backers receive a unique experience as being the first to witness creative work or a new product in development from the very beginning. There are also some extra bonuses and rewards for early birds.

There are two other fundraising platforms that are similar to the mentioned above but that are not quite the same – GoFundMe and Patreon. Both of these platforms are for personal use. There, backers support individuals, and not projects or products.


Read more: Patreon Role in 3D Printing

Patreon Role in 3D Printing Community - Patreon Trend

Patreon Role in 3D Printing

The following article is aimed at being a tool and guidance for everyone who is involved in 3D printing. For businesses and supporters, we offer a list of Patreon members. For designers, makers or any other 3D printing content creators, we provide information about Patreon.


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Kickstarter


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