Crowdfunding Campaigns in 3D Printing

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 mostly Kickstarter 3D printer and 3D printing related startups that caught our eye. Also, we will pay attention to 3D design projects. Read more below the table: Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns for 3D Design Projects.

CampaignDetailsFeaturesEnds
Deep Earth
Vertical Tabletop RPG 3D Print Terrain
Creator: Real Game FX
STL Files2021.05.03
Marvelous Mechanisms
Artfully Designed Mechanisms for 3D Printing Using a Unique Modular Building System
Creator: JBV Creative
STL Files2021.04.29
deqo
Customized Optical Illusion
Creator: Troels Fonsboel
3D Wall Art2021.04.15
Panoscan
Affordable Smart 3D Scanning System
Creator: Panoscan
3D Scanner2021.04.27
FORMART 2
The Most Advanced Modern Desktop Vacuum Former
Creator: FORMART
Vacuum Former2021.04.27
LitiHolo
The First Desktop 3D Hologram Printer
Creator: LitiHolo
Hologram Printer2021.04.02
Basic Monsters
3D Printable Miniatures for Role Playing Games
Creator: Lau3DeLucas
STL2021.03.26
Think3Dim
Leveling-free 3D Printer
Creator: Think3Dim
Auto-leveling
1+4 Sensor
2021.03.16
TOYDIY2
3D printing, two-color 3D printing, laser engraving, CNC carving
Creator: EcubMaker
4-in-12021.03.20
Wargaming Scatter Terrain
3D Scanned scatter terrain, with plenty of colored texture references.
Creator: Yan Law
STL2021.03.15
Evo
The Evolving CNC Milling Machine
Creator: Mekanika
CNC Mill2021.03.04
CoastARs
When viewed through a phone, miniature worlds with animated 3D characters appear!
Creator: Tahnee Gehm
AR2021.03.01
ScanMira
A Better Way to 3D Scan with Your iPhone/iPad Pro
Creator: Scanmira
3D Prints2021.03.01
Atomstack Cambrian3D Printer For The Most Elastic Rubber
Creator: Atomstack Technology
3D Printer2021.02.19
Galaxy Marble Machines
Automatic Outer-Space Themed Marble Machines That You Can 3D Print Yourself
Creator: 3D Printer Academy
3D Prints2021.02.11
Maptogram
3D Cities On Your Wall.
Creator: Emirhan Genc
3D Prints2021.02.11
Revopoint POPPrecise 3D Scanner for 3D Printing
Creator: Revopoint 3D
3D Scanner2021.02.04
XChange V1.0The Quick-Change Tool Head for Any 3D Printer
Creator: PrinterMods
Tool Head2021.01.22
ZODIAC Nozzles
by Emir Hamzic
High-performance nozzles with military grade coatingsNozzles2021.01.14
Little Big Sumo
by Fish Creek 3D
Printable Sumo-Themed 3D MiniaturesSTL2021.01.07
A.I.M.SA.I.M.S | Easily stop any print failure with A.I
Detect and Prevent Print Failures Using a Neural Network
Installs With Only One Wire.
A.I2020.12.31
MICROMOLDERAn affordable automatic desktop injection molding machine for professional creators.Injection Molding Machine2020.12.27
Wet Palette3D Printed Wet Palette & Incorporated Paint Station3D Printed & STL2020.12.30
Spool HolderAdvanced filament spool holders for smoother 3D printing.Spool Holder2020.12.23
Happy 3D Xmas TreeYour unique Christmas tree, in 3D! Ready to land directly at your home.Decoration2020.12.19
3DPrintMillAn Infinite-Z volume 3D printer created by Naomi Wu, building on the work of Karl Brown and Bill Steele.Belt 3D Printer2020.12.18
Christmas HorrorsChristmas STL files for miniatures 3d print tabletop gamesSTL2020.12.16
iFactory4-in-1 Conveyor Belt Printer
Belt 3D Printer Kickstarter campaign.
Belt 3D Printer2020.12.13
Steel RollerTurn your 3D printer into a professional continuous production machineUpgrade Kit2020.12.09
Star AStar A: The Most Cost-Effective Multifunctional 3D Printer
3D printer Kickstarter campaign.
Multifunctional
3D Printer
2020.12.03
WEEDOWEEDO X40 Independent Dual Extruder 3D Printer
High quality dual extrusion printer for a fraction of the price!
Dual Extrusion
3D Printer
2020.11.28
SPACE MAZESCIFI SPACE MAZE
3D design project Kickstarter campaign.
STL2020.11.24
ScanX 3D ScannerI started this project because of my need for an affordable 3d scanner for my 3d printing and prototyping business.
3D scanner Kickstarter campaign.
Affordable
3D Scanner
2020.11.24
Kywoo TycoonKywoo Tycoon: "DIY Pro" 3D Printer with Linear Rail X-Axis
3D printer Kickstarter campaign.
DIY Pro 3D Printer2020.11.21
RubanmasterRubanmaster is a 3-in-1 SLA 3D printer, laser engraver and cutter to make creation come to life.
SLA 3D Printer,
Laser
2020.11.12
Foldable S2The 3D printer that you can fold, unfold and install in only one step
Foldable 3D Printer2020.11.19
Robot Hand KitsPrint-at-home robot hand kits inspired by animatronic creature effects and puppetry.STL2020.11.15
Fire & SailsUpgrade your fleet with these legendary ships. Download, print and play. 3D printable boardgame.STL2020.10.29
BIQU BXWorld's Lightest Direct Extruder FDM 3D Printer
3D printer Kickstarter campaign.
3D Printer2020.10.29
3D Design CoursesLearn 3D & Graphic Designs from Beginning to Advanced Levels. Zbrush, Maya 3d, 3d max, Cinema 4d, V-Ray Render, After effects, and Photoshop.200 Hours
7 Programs
2020.10.31
CYCLOPESFast and effective filament dryer. Accelerating the evaporation of water molecules in filaments to provide an excellent 3D printing experience.
Filament Dryer2020.10.24
JGMakerJGMaker Artist-D Dual Extruder Independent 3D Printer.
Dual extruder Independent direct drive 3D printing featuring great performance and robust construction.
Dual Extruder2020.10.17
Animal Skull ReplicasMiniature animal skull replicas, reproduced in high detail using 3D scanning, 3D printing, and traditional lost wax casting.Jewelry2020.10.15
3D Dungeon RoomsCreate your own versatile dungeon/cave/mine for 28/32 mm. The dungeon system for RPG games.STL2020.10.13
ZoomMakerAffordable FHD SLA 3D High-Performing Printer.
3D printer Kickstarter campaign.
$99 3D Printer2020.10.06
Isolation Protocol3D printable wargaming terrain that doesn’t require extra clips. 3D Print at home digital STL files.STL2020.10.01
Pocket-TacticsA modular miniature tactics board game with traditional print-and-play and 3d-printing options.STL2020.09.19
Space FlagshipsSpace flagships of various races for the tabletop gaming for 3D printing.STL2020.09.14
Zombie Apocalypse3D Printable Miniatures and Terrain for Role Playing Games, Tabletop, Wargames, other RPG needs.STL2020.09.09
Crazy Mushrooms3D Print MiniaturesSTL2020.09.16
MakeTileEasily create custom 3D printed tiles in Blender.Plugin for Blender3D2020.09.03
Stacker F1The Essential Office Machine - 3D PrinterF-BOX, F-PAC, F-FLEX2020.08.27
Stacker F1The Essential Office Machine - 3D PrinterF-BOX, F-PAC, F-FLEX2020.08.27
TungzzleThe most affordable wear and high temperature resistant 3D-Printing nozzle.Tungsten Nozzle2020.08.31
PrintHeroIndustrial Level 4K SLA 3D Printer.
More details: https://bit.ly/30oftAv
40cm Z-axis,
4K 13.3”
2020.08.22
Battles of ValernaSTL files for 3D printing, RPG, wargaming, collectibles.
More details: https://bit.ly/31bb4zW
STL2020.08.20
FilaDryerThe Most Cost-effective 3D Filament Dryer Box.
More details: https://bit.ly/3eO0Wlu
Dryer Box2020.08.17
LOTMAXX
SC-10 SHARK
Faster than fast, save up to 30% standard print time. Multifunctional 3D printer with affordability.Multifunctional
3D Printer
2020.07.09
Kakkoo MiceA travel mouse w/ 3D navigation and data storage.XYZ-axis
tracking
2020.08.27
March to HellWW2 Armies in 28mm and 15mm scales for 3D printing.
More details: https://bit.ly/32j82vN
STL/OBJ2020.08.09
FangsSTL files for 3D Modular Scenarios by EdiTable Games.
More details: https://bit.ly/3iHcRop
STL/OBJ2020.08.06
Maya BuildingsTraditional architecture of the great civilization of the past.
More details: https://bit.ly/2VBNQkI
STL/OBJ2020.08.01
ArmpalWorld's First 3D Wooden Assembly Tabletop GameBuilding Toy
2020.07.30
Fantastic Plants & RocksSmall STL scatter terrain packs for 3D printing.
More details: https://bit.ly/2VEttDe
STL/OBJ2020.07.26
Viking BuildingsThe gorgeous traditional architecture of the Viking.
More details: https://bit.ly/2BgRU2k
STL/OBJ2020.07.17
Home InteriorCozy interior for your home. Models for 3D printing
More details: https://bit.ly/30T6kR5
STL/OBJ2020.07.11
Wild West BuildingsThe true brutal architecture of the Wild West.
More details: https://bit.ly/2B02E4S
STL/OBJ2020.07.01
Slavic BuildingsTraditional Slavic Architecture.
More details: https://bit.ly/2UyiXgo
STL/OBJ2020.07.03
Beast of Burden3D Printable Prehistoric Dinosaurs.
More details: https://bit.ly/3cZlO8F
STL/OBJ2020.06.20
Learning 3D PrintingA complete course on getting started with 3D printing.
More details: https://bit.ly/3c7vygg
Course2020.06.22
Amazon Warriors3D Printable Miniatures and Terrain for Role Playing Games.
More details: https://bit.ly/2zsFXpK
STL2020.06.21
BloodfieldsSkirmish on your tabletop. Interactive Scenarios & Mobile App! Conquer the Bloodfields!
More details: https://bit.ly/3e6lAgW
STL, App,
Accessories
2020.06.16
Scenery and TerrainTitan Wall, Outpost, Modular Buildings & Accessories.
More details: https://bit.ly/3fJNsJd
STL2020.06.05
Underwater Drone100% 3D printed and equipped with Arduino technology.
More details: https://bit.ly/3elIktg
3D Printable2020.06.14
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
Leveling-free2020.06.05
3D Printing for EntrepreneursLearn how to design for 3D printing.Application2020.06.01
Arkenia's Heroes3D printable Arkenia's Heroes and creatures for gamers.
More details: https://bit.ly/3bqozyH
STL2020.05.31
Orion3D Printer. Working straight out of the box and easy to use. Build volume: 220×220×2500mm.
More details: https://bit.ly/3f4gEtW
Compact and powerful desktop 3D Printer2020.05.27
Smoothing MachineOpen Source Smoothing machine for 3D prints
More details: https://bit.ly/2K9oZ1p
Smoothing
Machine
2020.06.02
The Witch's Hovel3D Print your own Witch's Hovel.
More details: https://bit.ly/3cW2WHH
STL/OBJ2020.05.24
Chinese BuildingsTraditional Chinese architecture models for 3D printing.
More details: https://bit.ly/2WOEZvC
STL/OBJ2020.05.20
Hexton HillsA collection of interlocking hexes for tabletop gaming.
More details: https://bit.ly/3bB0JkQ
STL/OBJ2020.05.14
Desk CastlesPrint and build your own custom castles.
More details: https://bit.ly/3eIXXvR
STL/OBJ2020.05.17
Dice TowersDice Towers! Fourteen 3D printable, high-res, STL files, support-free for easy printing!
More details: https://bit.ly/3e9diWk
STL/OBJ2020.04.29
Totem AnimalsLowPoly stackable totem animals. Files for 3D printing
More details: https://bit.ly/2UUkvSx
STL/OBJ2020.05.03
Hill GiantsThree Hill Giant sculpts for 3d printing.
More details: https://bit.ly/2yFVB00
STL/OBJ2020.04.28
3DFORTSmall, affordable 3D printer. The printer size: 210×210×230mm. Build volume: 90×90×90mm.
More details: https://bit.ly/2JvnTN3
$592020.04.25
XenoFiberA 3D printing filament, powered by the low cost of recycled plastics.
More details: https://bit.ly/2XGhbfG
Recycled 3D Printing Filament2020.04.20
3D-printable Animal ModelsHighly realistic 3D animal models to be printed and painted by you!
More details: http://bit.ly/2x4hcP5
STL2020.04.12
Air Powered EnginesAir-powered engines for fun and exploration. We offer several working engines with a complete set of 3D files.
More details: http://bit.ly/3cSz93M
STL & Printed Models2020.04.11
PixelloA body scanning machine that swiftly turns you into a full-color 3D model for 3D printing or avatar.
More details: http://bit.ly/2xOwojP
FBX, OBJ2020.04.04
Cheap
PEEK
Lower Cost PEEK 3D Printing Filament
More details: http://bit.ly/2VIvnnh
PEEK2020.04.02
District 0012Sci-fi 3D Printable Models for Tabletop.
More details: http://bit.ly/2PxQXal
STL2020.03.29
Creatures of CromsfallA range of 3D Printable miniatures and bigatures inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
More details: http://bit.ly/2Q8A5Hs
STL2020.03.17
Skies of SordaneHigh-Quality 3D printable airships and miniatures for high fantasy tabletop RPG.
More details: http://bit.ly/2SAMTGQ
STL2020.03.12
Modular Build3D Printable Church and Medieval build miniatures for tabletop games.
More details: http://bit.ly/3aPCNt6
STL2020.03.14
PrintABlok
Mechs
Mech themed modular toy sets for your 3D printer.
More details: http://bit.ly/2Tkc8Po
STL2020.03.11
Fantasy Miniatures Vol1High-Quality Miniatures for 3d printing.
More details: http://bit.ly/2SWdTlx
STL2020.02.27
Full-Color Custom MiniaturesCreate Unique Tabletop Miniatures in Vivid Color with New Design Tools and Cutting-Edge 3D-Printing Technology.
More details: http://bit.ly/2NSB4KM
Full-Color Tabletop Miniatures2020.02.14
PLA-RecyclerFilament extruder that will cost only 200-250$ . We will also make a shredder. And it's all Open source.
More details: http://bit.ly/2TJpBRn
Affordable 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
Servo 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
32mm
3D Miniatures
2020.01.26
SPACE 3DThe Most Affordable 10.1" SLA 3D Printer
More details: http://bit.ly/33UcjmE
Large-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
3D Printed in Full Color2019.12.21
DigitalceramCreate complex models and artwork with your desktop Ceramic 3D printer.
More details: http://bit.ly/37aZN50
Fast, Accurate & Easy-to-use2019.12.03
3DsimoThe most versatile mobile workshop in the world.
More details: http://bit.ly/33MdZip
Universal
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
Modular 3D Printable Spaceship2019.11.22
Rose GoAesthetic design and engineering performance along with user-friendly features.
More details: http://bit.ly/2J0FoFi
Elegant
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
Affordable, lightweight 3D Printer.2019.10.15
iBridgerIndustrial FDM 3D Printer for Large-Scale Prints
More details: http://bit.ly/2kr5tEi
Large-Scale Prints2019.10.15
Project PLAEasy, simple, and cheap recycling service for 3D Printing waste.
More details: http://bit.ly/2lHWMWC
Recycling 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
Affordable 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
LCD 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
UV Resin 3D Printer2019.06.21
mEnderA tiny metal frame 3D printer.
More details: http://bit.ly/2Ly553E
Tiny 3D Printer2019.06.12
Apocaliptic theme terrainSTL files for 3d printing and tabletop games
More details: http://bit.ly/2HiX0dU
STL 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
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
3-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
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
Ultimate 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
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
Spray Paint2019.04.26
NEFILATEKA 100 % recycled 3D printing filament.
More details: http://bit.ly/2E3ooMc
100 % recycled filament2019.04.22
MOREbotA 3D-printed robot ecosystem that grows with you.
More details: http://bit.ly/2G0cBhD
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
7-in-1
Modules
2019.03.09
CERAMBOTThe Most Affordable Ceramic 3D Printer!
More details: http://bit.ly/2LmQx4f
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
Highly-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
Full 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
Low Poly
Models
2018.07.21
3D GloopThe Best 3D Printing Adhesive.
More details: http://bit.ly/2KlbYVq
Glue
2018.07.01
MoozIndustrial Grade Transformable Metallic 3D Printer.
More details: http://bit.ly/2VXPQ89
CNC, 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
3-in-12017.04.28
Dobot M1Pro Robotic Arm for Makers and Businesses.
More details: http://bit.ly/2JC6Bz9
Professional SCARA based robotic arm2017.01.12
ONO aka OLOThe $99 Smartphone 3D Printer.
More details: http://bit.ly/2VsBSMh
Smartphone 3D Printer2016.04.20
TikoThe Unibody 3D Printer. Delta.
More details: http://bit.ly/2H6iQ41
The Unibody 3D Printer2015.04.30
Form 1An affordable, high-resolution SLA 3D printer for professional creators.
More details: http://bit.ly/2DUmeOM
SLA
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.

Kickstarter 3D Printer and 3D Printing Related Crowdfunding Campaigns
Kickstarter 3D Printer and 3D Printing Related Crowdfunding Campaigns
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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
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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.

Kickstarter 3D Printer and 3D Printing Related 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
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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.

Source & Links:

Indiegogo
Kickstarter

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