MSD LLC Unveils Low Priced 3D Printer on Kickstarter and Quickly Raises $500,000
Posted on April 7, 2014
A company named MSD LLC has listed an new 3D printer, called The Micro, on Kickstarter today. The company has quickly soared way over its $50,000 goal. They raised the $50,000 in just 11 minutes. The company has now raised over $500,000.
It is inevitable that prices of 3D printers are going to fall over time. In the end it will likely be the plastic filaments that end up costing owner of 3D printers the most, much like consumers often ending paying more for ink that they did for the printer itself. The Micro lowers the price considerably with a $299 starting price for the printer. The pledge price for early adapters was an even lower $199. The rate at which The Micro is raising money on Kickstarter could help force pricing down on competing models.
Michael Armani, M3D's CEO, told Engadget, "When we looked at 3D printers, we saw that the field was becoming hyped and that everyone was super curious about it. They can't go to Brookstone and try something that's in the price range of a present or a college gift, or something to try out and risk a little money on – they're all $2,000 or more."
One downside to The Micro is its small size, which is going to limit the sizes of plastic things you can print. There are still lots of items a small 3D printer can print, from cups to replacement hooks for your shower curtain. Take a look: