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.

CampaignDetailsOrganizerKey FeaturesExpiry Date
RubanmasterRubanmaster is a 3-in-1 SLA 3D printer, laser engraver and cutter to make creation come to life.
RubanmasterSLA 3D Printer,
Foldable S2The 3D printer that you can fold, unfold and install in only one step
FoldableFoldable 3D Printer2020.11.19
Robot Hand KitsPrint-at-home robot hand kits inspired by animatronic creature effects and puppetry.Chris BoyntonSTL2020.11.15
Fire & SailsUpgrade your fleet with these legendary ships. Download, print and play. 3D printable boardgame.Saturnalia StudiosSTL2020.10.29
BIQU BXWorld's Lightest Direct Extruder FDM 3D PrinterBIQU3D Printer2020.10.29
CYCLOPESFast and effective filament dryer. Accelerating the evaporation of water molecules in filaments to provide an excellent 3D printing experience.
Eibos3DFilament Dryer2020.10.24
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.Unleash Your Creativity200 Hours
7 Programs
JGMakerJGMaker Artist-D Dual Extruder Independent 3D Printer.
Dual extruder Independent direct drive 3D printing featuring great performance and robust construction.
JGMakerDual Extruder2020.10.17
Animal Skull ReplicasMiniature animal skull replicas, reproduced in high detail using 3D scanning, 3D printing, and traditional lost wax casting.Fire & BoneJewelry2020.10.15
3D Dungeon RoomsCreate your own versatile dungeon/cave/mine for 28/32 mm. The dungeon system for RPG games.Ola AnderssonSTL2020.10.13
ZoomMakerAffordable FHD SLA 3D High-Performing Printer.ZoomMaker$99 3D Printer2020.10.06
Isolation Protocol3D printable wargaming terrain that doesn’t require extra clips. 3D Print at home digital STL files.Corvus Games TerrainSTL2020.10.01
Pocket-TacticsA modular miniature tactics board game with traditional print-and-play and 3d-printing options.Ill Gotten GamesSTL2020.09.19
Space FlagshipsSpace flagships of various races for the tabletop gaming for 3D printing.IVANSTL2020.09.14
Zombie Apocalypse3D Printable Miniatures and Terrain for Role Playing Games, Tabletop, Wargames, other RPG needs.3D IPStudiosSTL2020.09.09
Crazy Mushrooms3D Print MiniaturesBertrand RomainSTL2020.09.16
MakeTileEasily create custom 3D printed tiles in Blender.ModModTerrainPlugin for Blender3D2020.09.03
Stacker F1The Essential Office Machine - 3D PrinterStackerF-BOX, F-PAC, F-FLEX2020.08.27
Stacker F1The Essential Office Machine - 3D PrinterStackerF-BOX, F-PAC, F-FLEX2020.08.27
TungzzleThe most affordable wear and high temperature resistant 3D-Printing nozzle.3D HexTungsten Nozzle2020.08.31
PrintHeroIndustrial Level 4K SLA 3D Printer.
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Print Hero40cm Z-axis,
4K 13.3”
Battles of ValernaSTL files for 3D printing, RPG, wargaming, collectibles.
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FilaDryerThe Most Cost-effective 3D Filament Dryer Box.
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SUNLUDryer Box2020.08.17
Faster than fast, save up to 30% standard print time. Multifunctional 3D printer with affordability.LOTMAXXMultifunctional
3D Printer
Kakkoo MiceA travel mouse w/ 3D navigation and data storage.Jinju LyuXYZ-axis
March to HellWW2 Armies in 28mm and 15mm scales for 3D printing.
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Guillermo Benito GonzálezSTL/OBJ2020.08.09
FangsSTL files for 3D Modular Scenarios by EdiTable Games.
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Raffaele Di CarloSTL/OBJ2020.08.06
Maya BuildingsTraditional architecture of the great civilization of the past.
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Best 3D BuildingSTL/OBJ2020.08.01
ArmpalWorld's First 3D Wooden Assembly Tabletop GameArmpalBuilding Toy
Fantastic Plants & RocksSmall STL scatter terrain packs for 3D printing.
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Emmanuel LepasSTL/OBJ2020.07.26
Viking BuildingsThe gorgeous traditional architecture of the Viking.
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3D FortressSTL/OBJ2020.07.17
Home InteriorCozy interior for your home. Models for 3D printing
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3D ARTSTL/OBJ2020.07.11
Wild West BuildingsThe true brutal architecture of the Wild West.
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3D GraphicsSTL/OBJ2020.07.01
Slavic BuildingsTraditional Slavic Architecture.
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World of BuildingsSTL/OBJ2020.07.03
Beast of Burden3D Printable Prehistoric Dinosaurs.
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Eric AskueSTL/OBJ2020.06.20
Learning 3D PrintingA complete course on getting started with 3D printing.
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Caledonia AcademyCourse2020.06.22
Amazon Warriors3D Printable Miniatures and Terrain for Role Playing Games.
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Ismael PanaderoSTL2020.06.21
BloodfieldsSkirmish on your tabletop. Interactive Scenarios & Mobile App! Conquer the Bloodfields!
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Christopher BirkenhagenSTL, App,
Scenery and TerrainTitan Wall, Outpost, Modular Buildings & Accessories.
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Underwater Drone100% 3D printed and equipped with Arduino technology.
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Nicolas Boraccino3D Printable2020.06.14
Creality CR-6 SECR-6 SE, a workhorse designed for who defines creativity, makes 3D printing ever easier before.
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Creality OfficialLeveling-free2020.06.05
3D Printing for EntrepreneursLearn how to design for 3D printing.Robin HuizingApplication2020.06.01
Arkenia's Heroes3D printable Arkenia's Heroes and creatures for gamers.
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Claudia RodríguezSTL2020.05.31
Orion3D Printer. Working straight out of the box and easy to use. Build volume: 220×220×2500mm.
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Ben Johnson
Compact and powerful desktop 3D Printer2020.05.27
Smoothing MachineOpen Source Smoothing machine for 3D prints
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Ismael HammaSmoothing
The Witch's Hovel3D Print your own Witch's Hovel.
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Kieran BillingsSTL/OBJ2020.05.24
Chinese BuildingsTraditional Chinese architecture models for 3D printing.
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3D GraphicsSTL/OBJ2020.05.20
Hexton HillsA collection of interlocking hexes for tabletop gaming.
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Daniel McCarthySTL/OBJ2020.05.14
Desk CastlesPrint and build your own custom castles.
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Kevin MartinSTL/OBJ2020.05.17
Dice TowersDice Towers! Fourteen 3D printable, high-res, STL files, support-free for easy printing!
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Kim BourrieSTL/OBJ2020.04.29
Totem AnimalsLowPoly stackable totem animals. Files for 3D printing
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Stratation DesignSTL/OBJ2020.05.03
Hill GiantsThree Hill Giant sculpts for 3d printing.
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Medusa MiniaturesSTL/OBJ2020.04.28
3DFORTSmall, affordable 3D printer. The printer size: 210×210×230mm. Build volume: 90×90×90mm.
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XenoFiberA 3D printing filament, powered by the low cost of recycled plastics.
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Anthony PratoRecycled 3D Printing Filament2020.04.20
3D-printable Animal ModelsHighly realistic 3D animal models to be printed and painted by you!
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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.
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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.
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PixelloFBX, OBJ2020.04.04
Lower Cost PEEK 3D Printing Filament
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Grayson GaliskyPEEK2020.04.02
District 0012Sci-fi 3D Printable Models for Tabletop.
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Forbidden PrintsSTL2020.03.29
Creatures of CromsfallA range of 3D Printable miniatures and bigatures inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
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Spare Oom Studio STL2020.03.17
Skies of SordaneHigh-Quality 3D printable airships and miniatures for high fantasy tabletop RPG.
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Modular Build3D Printable Church and Medieval build miniatures for tabletop games.
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FAMG - 3D StudiosSTL2020.03.14
Mech themed modular toy sets for your 3D printer.
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Joe LarsonSTL2020.03.11
Fantasy Miniatures Vol1High-Quality Miniatures for 3d printing.
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3D IPStudiosSTL2020.02.27
Full-Color Custom MiniaturesCreate Unique Tabletop Miniatures in Vivid Color with New Design Tools and Cutting-Edge 3D-Printing Technology.
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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.
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BussiereAffordable PLA
Extruder & Shredder
Ananas Stepper 3.0An advanced motion control system to make machine tasks powerful and precise. Wide applications: 3D printers, 6+ axis robotic arm, etc.
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AnanasStepper 3.0Servo Stepper for
Multi-Axis Control
1775 Join or DieSkirmish miniature game set featuring American Revolutionary War.
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3DBreed Miniatures32mm
3D Miniatures
SPACE 3DThe Most Affordable 10.1" SLA 3D Printer
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High Resolution
Human Anatomy ModelsPerfect for Artists, Doctors, Nurses, or Teachers. Use for drawing, education, and appreciation of the human form!
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Mixed Dimensions3D Printed in Full Color2019.12.21
DigitalceramCreate complex models and artwork with your desktop Ceramic 3D printer.
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DigitalceramFast, Accurate & Easy-to-use2019.12.03
3DsimoThe most versatile mobile workshop in the world.
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3D Pen Tool
Starship IV ChimeraComplete 28mm scale 3D printable spaceship for tabletop play or display, , including full OpenLOCK-compatible modular interiors.
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2nd DynastyModular 3D Printable Spaceship2019.11.22
Rose GoAesthetic design and engineering performance along with user-friendly features.
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Rose 3DElegant
3D Printer
AXIS 3DThe AXIS 3D Printer is one of the most affordable 3D Printers ever made.
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Makertech 3DAffordable, lightweight 3D Printer.2019.10.15
iBridgerIndustrial FDM 3D Printer for Large-Scale Prints
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iBridgerLarge-Scale Prints2019.10.15
Project PLAEasy, simple, and cheap recycling service for 3D Printing waste.
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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.
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SolidmakerAffordable Laser SLA 3D Printer2019.08.27
LongerReliable LCD SLA 3D Printer with 2K LCD Screen to Help Your Design to Print into Reality
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LongerLCD SLA 3D Printer2019.06.29
The PrismA feature-packed and easy to use UV Resin 3D Printer for less than $300.
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Beam3DUV Resin 3D Printer2019.06.21
mEnderA tiny metal frame 3D printer.
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Grim KarltunTiny 3D Printer2019.06.12
Apocaliptic theme terrainSTL files for 3d printing and tabletop games
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Camilo RojasSTL files for 3d printing and tabletop games
apocaliptic theme
3D Printer
High-resolution, auto-leveling, auto resin pump, and intuitive control.
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Low Price
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!
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3D Printer, Laser, CNC.
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.
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Karl-Johan Regestam
Ultimate Bed Glue!The World's Best 3D Printer bed adhesive. Now you can print exotic filaments on any bed. Get away from PLA!
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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.
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Closed-loop 3d printer
GloopedA paint that chemically bonds to most materials, smooths 3D prints, and It's even oven curable!
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Andrew M
Spray Paint2019.04.26
NEFILATEKA 100 % recycled 3D printing filament.
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Bastien Lepoutre100 % recycled filament2019.04.22
MOREbotA 3D-printed robot ecosystem that grows with you.
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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.
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Hexbot Robotics
CERAMBOTThe Most Affordable Ceramic 3D Printer!
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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.
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Danny HerreroHighly-detailed 3D models for home 3D printing.
da Vinci Color miniCompact and intuitive, turn your everyday ideas into full-color reality.
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Vinson ChienFull Color 3D Printer2018.10.15
Low Poly
Dinosaur Models
Designed to print without supports and print with low or no infill.
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Joe LarsonLow Poly
3D GloopThe Best 3D Printing Adhesive.
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Andrew M
MoozIndustrial Grade Transformable Metallic 3D Printer.
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MoozCNC, Laser, 3D Printing2017.11.15
SnapmakerTurn your desktop into a workshop. You can easily do 3D printing, laser engraving and CNC carving.
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Dobot M1Pro Robotic Arm for Makers and Businesses.
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DobotProfessional SCARA based robotic arm2017.01.12
ONO aka OLOThe $99 Smartphone 3D Printer.
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OLO 3D Inc.Smartphone 3D Printer2016.04.20
TikoThe Unibody 3D Printer. Delta.
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Tiko 3DThe Unibody 3D Printer2015.04.30
Form 1An affordable, high-resolution SLA 3D printer for professional creators.
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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.

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