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Buccaneer 3D Printer Opens Pre-Orders After Closing $1.4M Kickstarter

$500 3D printer boasts its product design and quality

In June, the Buccaneer 3D Printer closed an epic $1.4 million Kickstarter campaign. The Buccaneer takes an Apple-like approach to product design, and hopes to be the most elegant and easy to use 3D printer on the market.

Just this week, the breakthrough 3D printer was made available for pre-order, and Pirate3D, the company behind the device, has released technical specs for the Buccaneer.

The Buccaneer 3D printer bundle sells for $497. It includes the 3D printer and 1 cartridge of filament. You can order additional filament bundles, each with 5 colors, for $60. There is a delivery fee of $100 for each order.

Buccaneer 3D Printer Profile

Technical Specs

The Buccaneer is manufactured in Singapore and boasts high precision and quality control. The FDM-style 3D printer has a resolution of 85 microns per layer and a build area of 145 x 125 x 155 mm (or about 5″ x 6″).

The system has a patented unibody extruder for filament flow, meaning that you should not experience any jams with your filament.

The build platform is removable, making it easy to access your 3D printed objects. “Getting your hands on a freshly printed item is simpler than taking a cake out of the oven,” says Pirate3D.

The company also publishes SmartObjects software for editing 3D models and accessing their Treasure Island store.

Go to Pirate3D to learn more or order your own 3D printer.


Buccaneer 3D Printer Closes Epic Kickstarter Campaign Raising $1.4 Million

Buccaneer 3D Printer

Buccaneer 3D Printer Raises $1.4 Million on Kickstarter

When Pirate3D launched their Kickstarter campaign about a month ago, they probably had no idea that they would end up raising enough money for a legitimate startup seed round. With a goal of $100,000, the company raised 14 times that amount for the Buccaneer 3D printer.

Their mission was simple but bold.

We at Pirate3D are creating a full 3D printing solution for home consumers. We want this technology to be freely available to everyone (at great and affordable prices!) and also easy to use (great user experience!). Our long term mission is to be innovative at every level of 3D printing, from object design all the way to printing.

The Buccaneer 3D printer was designed to be intuitive, relevant, and affordable at $347.

Buccaneer 3D Printer Profile

Beyond the Buccaneer 3D printer, Pirate3D also promised an ecosystem to support consumer 3D printing, including:

  • Easy and Intuitive set up, The Buccaneer is built to be as easily set up as possible. You do not need to mess around with raw spools of plastic lying around on your table because it is now integrated into the machine via cartridges. There are no unnecessary wires or parts that get in the way and every Buccaneer is fully set up and ready to go in minutes.
  • Cloud Printing like pulling information directly from our store (Treasure Island) into your Buccaneer. You can choose whether you want to hook your Buccaneer into a PC or whether you want to work from a mobile device to make your prints!
  • Smart Objects allow everyday users to easily customize 3D objects without having to learn how to use 3D Design Software. Just drag/click a few buttons and you will be able to edit and create basic objects in any way you want. Once its done, you can share your image with your friends or send it directly to The Buccaneer to have it made!

Congratulations to the Pirate3D team on raising $1.4 million on Kickstarter! Watch their video below to learn more from Chief Executive Pirate Roger Chang and Chief Operating Pirate Brendan Goh.