On Tuesday Seattle-based desktop laser company, Glowforge, announced it received $45 million in total sales for its highly anticipated 3D laser printer. This news comes less than a year after the company secured $28 million during its self-running crowdfunding campaign and just a month after capturing $22 million during its Series B investment round.
Glowforge’s printer debuted to the public for the first time at last year’s World Maker Faire New York. At the event, Glowforge was awarded three Make Editor’s Choice Awards and made more than 150 prints in a single day. The company also announced that September would be the last month customers can pre-order a Glowforge at the steeply discounted price of $2,395. Sharing details about the pre-orders, Glowforge CEO, Dan Shapiro, stated:
“Our pre-order discount is just about over, and we don’t want anybody to miss out on a chance to get a Glowforge printer at this price before the discount expires next month. After watching hundreds of people print everything from handbags to furniture, we’re just about ready for production. We’re now doing long-term reliability testing and building beta units on our US factory line, and our beta customers are using them every day. I’m constantly amazed at the projects they share with us.”
After September, prices will range from $3,000 – $6,000. Glowforge stated it has begun delivering beta units in preparation for shipments this December.
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