Pirate3D Buccaneer Hits $100K Goal In 10 Minutes

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The Pirate3D Buccaneer printer hit its Kickstarter goal of $100,000 in just 10 minutes after launch. At time of writing, it’s been roughly 15 hours since the campaign was started, and it’s already hit $282,356.

The 3D printer from the Singapore-based startup is pitched as a beginner’s foray into 3D printing, although it prints at a decent resolution of 100-microns (similar to the Makerbot).The company says it comes fully assembled, and is meant to be set up and printing “within minutes of unboxing”.

It’s an extrusion-based printer, like the Makerbot Replicator 2.0 model.

3D printers have been getting quite a flood of interest from the public, aided by crowd-funding platforms like Kickstarter. The Form One printer hit its $100,000 goal in about two-and-a-half hours, eventually hitting a massive $2 million before its deadline.