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Laser 3D printer popular on Kickstarter

While some are still quite sceptical about the performance of 3D laser printers the ever evolving technology is coming on in strides, and the latest project underway sees the first $100 printer and scanner come in the form of The Peachy Printer. This new 3D laser printer is receiving plenty of attention on Kickstarter accumulating 2,646 backers for the project.

With $352,991 pledged of $50,000 goal, the project will be funded on Sunday Oct 20, 5:21pm EDT and this actual funding period lasts for 30 days from Sep 20 – Oct 20, 2013. Details and a video of The Peachy Printer can be seen on the Kickstarter website highlighting this as a small, lightweight, and unique 3D printer available at a reasonable price.

Those backing the $100 kit can add $60 plus shipping for each additional litre of resin, and add $10 plus shipping for each additional 100 ml of resin. This also includes a flexible price for any other combination of perks, while they intend to send out a survey in regards to what the extra money is for, along with questions about the resin colour and type.

The aforementioned site list the specifications of this in detail for those of you interested in researching further as this does sound like a decently priced printer. In addition, we can’t help but remain a bit sceptical and this was discussed in a previous article on the 3D printing hype and when it goes wrong.

In this we highlighted how brilliant the technology is, but also mentioned some situations where the end result is not as spectacular as we expected. We also spoke about how the positives of 3D printing have been widely documented, while the disasters seem to have been kept in the dark.

This gave us reason to believe this technology still has some way to go and we are not totally convinced that it has been perfected yet. This doesn’t take away the fact that we are still excited about the 3D printer technology, although we are still not a 100% sure this will “revolutionise the way we make almost everything“, just yet.

Either way, the chance to get hold of a 3D printer for around $100 is quite an achievement, and we would love to see more of The Peachy Printer in action. So what are your thoughts on the ever improving 3D printer technology and a $100 3D printer?



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