There have been a lot of successful 3D printing related 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 glimpse. Read more on crowdfunding below the table.
|Campaign||Details||Organizer||Key Features||Expiry Date|
|Apocaliptic theme terrain||STL files for 3d printing and tabletop games|
More details: http://bit.ly/2HiX0dU
|Camilo Rojas||STL files for 3d printing and tabletop games|
|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 Lowry||Ultimate Bed Adhesive||2019.05.24|
|Snapmaker 2||Snapmaker 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
3D Printer, Laser, CNC.
|mEnder||A tiny metal frame 3D printer.|
More details: http://bit.ly/2Ly553E
|Grim Karltun||Tiny 3D Printer||2019.06.12|
|A1||A1 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
|IVI 3D Printer||Easily 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|
|Glooped||A paint that chemically bonds to most materials, smooths 3D prints, and It's even oven curable!|
More details: http://bit.ly/2I6UFFN
|NEFILATEK||A 100 % recycled 3D printing filament.|
More details: http://bit.ly/2E3ooMc
|Bastien Lepoutre||100 % recycled filament||2019.04.22|
|MOREbot||A 3D-printed robot ecosystem that grows with you.|
More details: http://bit.ly/2G0cBhD
|Robotic Arm||The 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
|High-resolution, auto-leveling, auto resin pump, and intuitive control.|
More details: http://bit.ly/2FQy0Kg
|The Lost Dragons||Creating a set of unique, highly-detailed 3D models of fantasy dragons for home 3D printing. Tabletop Gaming.|
More details: http://bit.ly/2YeIjiQ
|Danny Herrero||Highly-detailed 3D models for home 3D printing.||2018.10.18|
|da Vinci Color mini||Compact and intuitive, turn your everyday ideas into full-color reality.|
More details: http://bit.ly/2VZD5Kg
|Vinson Chien||Full Color 3D Printer||2018.10.15|
|3D Gloop||The Best 3D Printing Adhesive.|
More details: http://bit.ly/2KlbYVq
|Mooz||Industrial Grade Transformable Metallic 3D Printer.|
More details: http://bit.ly/2VXPQ89
|Mooz||CNC, Laser, 3D Printing||2017.11.15|
|Snapmaker||Turn your desktop into a workshop. You can easily do 3D printing, laser engraving and CNC carving.|
More details: http://bit.ly/2vKcFxp
|Dobot M1||Pro Robotic Arm for Makers and Businesses.|
More details: http://bit.ly/2JC6Bz9
|Dobot||Professional SCARA based robotic arm||2017.01.12|
|ONO aka OLO||The $99 Smartphone 3D Printer.|
More details: http://bit.ly/2VsBSMh
|OLO 3D Inc.||Smartphone 3D Printer||2016.04.20|
|Tiko||The Unibody 3D Printer. Delta.|
More details: http://bit.ly/2H6iQ41
|Tiko 3D||The Unibody 3D Printer||2015.04.30|
|Form 1||An affordable, high-resolution SLA 3D printer for professional creators.|
More details: http://bit.ly/2DUmeOM
Please post your comment below or Contact Us if we’ve missed a 3D printing related crowdfunding. We will update our table accordingly.
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.
You may’ve 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.
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