by General Fabb
We discussed the sudden announcement of Formlabs' amazing Form 1 resin-based 3D printer yesterday, but we need to talk about it some more. Something amazing is happening.
The Formlabs is raising funds for device production on Kickstarter and set a goal of USD$100,000 within 30 days of launch. How close are they to meeting that goal?
Um. Well, they kinda warped past USD$100,000 in less than three hours after launch. As of this writing, their total is approaching an astonishing USD$700,000! This is over USD$20,000 PER HOUR of sales. At this rate they'll sell out their entire USD$1.5M Kickstarter campaign sometime this Saturday afternoon.
This certifies incredibly strong interest in the product and the funding will certainly permit them to not only build the first large batch of devices, but also partly fund the development of a follow-on product.
We have a new 3D printing player! Congratulations to the Formlabs team.