Rapide 3D, who recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, has exceeded its funding goal by 1500% raising just over $203,000. The company is offering savings of up to 60% on retail pricing to campaign contributors. Available in 3 sizes, 200, 350 and 500mm printer is setting new standards in design and affordability.
As a result of more than ten years business and product development in Australia and China, Rapide 3D recognized the need to provide consumers their best opportunity to keep up with the overwhelming technology changes. To achieve this Rapide 3D has directed its resources into creating a range of commercial quality desktop 3D printers that are changing the face of the 3D printer industry.
Supporting a chic design and innovative technology Rapide Lite is setting bench marks in performance and precision that other manufacturers only dream of. Incorporating Rapide 3D’s latest X Wing Technology Rapide Lite offers print resolutions of up to 50 microns and print speeds up to 150mm per second. With an emphasis on affordability and high end quality Rapide 3D delivers with the Rapide Lite Series.
Ethan Hunt, CEO of Rapide 3D stated, “This is one of the biggest steps we have taken in the technology field. As a manufacturer, it is our responsibility to provide our customers with the opportunity to experience the latest technology sooner. Rapide 3D printers are game changers in the market and challenge the core of affordable 3D printing for the masses. The world is fast becoming a place where technology is not just an option, but a requirement for basic existence.”
After the campaign came to a close last week, the creators announced, “Our Rapide Lite campaign has already been a monumental success, it is now the highest funded Indiegogo campaign in Australian history and it is one of the highest funded 3D Printers in Indiegogo history. As a result of this Indiegogo has selected our campaign for their new pilot program called ‘Forever Funding’.
“Forever Funding is designed to help companies like ours get our products into the market and give the ability to keep raising funds after our campaign ends with no end date to allow us to keep building on the momentum started with a very successful campaign.
“What this means for all our contributors is that we will be able to continue working on delivering your Perks for you now whilst raising more funds for additional upgrades and enhancements. This program is not open to all campaigns and is done via Invitation only which we are honored to have been selected. Thank you Indiegogo for your faith in our team and willingness to see Rapide Lite become a solid brand in the market place.”
Since its “forever funding” announcement, the project has raised $219,143 from 687 backers. Shipping has already commenced for the early bird Rapide Lite 200 contributors and those wanting to get a new 3D Printer prior to Christmas still have an opportunity to be one of the first to receive a Rapide Lite at up to 60% off the retail price by contributing to the campaign.
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