Pirate3D launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign this past May and raised over $1.4 Million from 3520 backers. The original goal was to raise $100,00.
“We were amazed by the enthusiastic support when we debuted the Buccaneer on Kickstarter. Our goal of US$100,000 was reached in less than 10 minutes,” said Chang.
Now Pirate3D is opening preorders of the Buccaneer 3D printer on November 1, 2013 on their website. Preorder units, priced at US$497, will be shipped in April 2014. From April onwards the Buccaneer’s retail price will be US$697.
“This is the last chance to get your hands on the Buccaneer for US$497 before it hits the shelves. Our manufacturing capacity is limited, and we encourage people to subscribe to the waiting list on pirate3d.comto get their units faster,” said Chief Executive Pirate (CEO) Roger Chang.
“We are also offering education pricing with progressive discounts for large order volumes,” added Chang.
The 3D printer can be operated wirelessly from a user’s computer, smartphone, or tablet. Pirate3D produces all critical parts of its printer, including high-precision mechanics, in Singaporean facilities using automated computer numerical control (CNC) systems. Extreme precision owing to CNC ensures that users will no longer have to calibrate the Buccaneer before use.
“Our team has put a lot of engineering prowess into the Buccaneer to ensure its reliability and ease of use. Precision of all its mechanisms is simply impeccable. We couldn’t be more excited about bringing The Buccaneer to the market,” said Chang.
The Buccaneer will also launch on a yet to be specified date on Amazon US shortly after the preorder opening.
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