There has been a lot of talk about 3D printing over the last few years. So much so that some people have started to say that 3D printing is never going to become a successful household product. The reason is because 3D printers are too expensive, which makes them unfit for success. I disagree since I have seen intense innovation over the past year alone when it comes to developing an affordable home 3D printer that will allow anyone to start printing their own creations.
We have covered a lot of 3D printers here on Bit Rebels, and the reason for that is because we feel it’s the next big thing. It’s what is going to allow innovation take the next big leap into the ultimate creativity era. So why is it that we think the home 3D printer is going to make it big? Well, one of the reasons is because we see the prices of 3D printers dropping insanely fast. Most printers are now under the $1,000 mark, but that’s far from low enough to make them a popular product amongst home innovators and creative people.
That is something that Pirate3D, Inc. wants to change in a radical way. The team behind this particular home 3D printer has worked on their product called the Buccaneer for over 2 years to perfect, slim down and refine it. The goal is to present and make available a professional 3D home printer that will not cost more than $350.00. I can happily say that they have now managed to achieve their goal. The Buccaneer is an enclosed, boxed home 3D printer that when finished will retail for only $347.00. It’s an ultra sleek and good looking box that will marvel even the most seasoned 3D printer fanatic.
Even though the product is complete and working, they still have a few more refinements and tweaks to perform. Along with that, they also need funding so they can produce enough printers to keep the price down. In order to do that, they need to raise $100,000 within 22 days over at Kickstarter. The really remarkable thing is that even with 22 days left, the group has already managed to raise over $734,000. What that means is that the Buccaneer Home 3D printer will be finalized, manufactured and made available to the public for just $347.00. Let the home 3D printer revolution begin!