In our latest post we mentioned the crowd-funding campaign Moebio’s Advisory Board member Neo Kok Beng at Singapore, had launched to build the most affordable 3D printer for everyday consumer use.
In ten minutes, Pirate3D Inc, the start-up that is going to develop the printer, raised its funding goal of $100,000 on its Kickstarter page. The Buccaneer®, a sleek aluminum and acrylic encased 3D printer, attracted 298 backers to reach its funding goal.
Pirate3D’s product has attracted widespread attention with its affordable price, stylish design, and promised ease-of-use. Priced at $347, is a 3D printer designed with ease-of-use and aesthetics in mind. The Buccaneer® comes fully assembled and is meant to be set up with ease and printing within minutes of unboxing.
Aside from hardware, the Pirate3D team is developing apps that work together with their 3D printer. The device is designed to work with mobile devices in tandem with cloud architecture. The first batch of Buccaneers will ship in December 2013.
To bring 3D printing technology into everyone’s home, Pirate3D Inc, a new venture at Silicon Valley founded by Moebio’s Advisory Board member Neo Kok Beng at Singapore, has launched a Kickstarter campaign. The goal is to get the funding to build a high quality and world’s most affordable consumer 3D printer that everyone can enjoy!
Named Buccaneer®, the 3D printer has a list price of $347, half of an iPad’s and has the ability to communicate wirelessly with mobile devices and work in tandem with a cloud system to create a delightful and intuitive 3D printing experience. Pirate3D has released the following video showing the internal mechanisms of the printer at work:
Neo Kok Beng is a technology entrepreneur & venture catalyst specialized in the product development and commercialization of technology from universities and research institutes. He has created successful ventures in mobile computing, information security and medical technology.
Besides his role at Pirate3D, Neo Kok Beng is also the President & CEO of Awak Technologies, a company specialized in developing and supplying wearable dialysis machines. Last year Awak Technologies won Biz Barcelona’s Global Entrepreneurship Competition, a competition between the best 16 business plans in the world, for its impact to radically change the lives of millions of people with affected by kidney diseases worldwide.
Neo Kok Beng is actively involved in the mentoring of technology-based startups from the faculty and students. He is one of the academic committee and faculty members of the Stanford Singapore Biodesign and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore, and teaches new product development, design thinking, business innovations and technology commercialization.