May 1, 2013
Pirate3D has received approximately 1,000 entries on day 1 of their Great Pirate3D Giveaway and now they have decided that they will be giving away 1 set of The Buccaneer™ for every 1,000 entries entered into the contest.
More information about the printer is revealed: (from the Press Release)
Pirate3D is proud to reveal its zen-inspired and ultra-minimalistic designed 3D printer, the Buccaneer™, to the world.
Looking nothing like the normal run-of-the-mill 3D printer, the Buccaneer™ is an ultra-minimalistic machine with no buttons. The front facade has a monolithic aluminum face with a single indicator light, encased within a polished acrylic housing. The Pirate3D's flagship 3D printer communicates wirelessly to your mobile computing devices (smartphones or webpads).
"We looked at what was available on the market, and didn't like anything we saw," says Tsang You Jun, Pirate3D's chief of design and creativity. "We spent months interacting with users and potential customers, and our insights are people want a 3D printer that is simple to use, an object of affection in your home, and a productivity tool that is center of attraction in your office."
Pirate3D went against traditional spool-design and introduced the revolutionary central-feeding cartridge. "To provide an insanely great user experience, we have to remove the tyranny of unsightly spool, protruding filaments and difficulties in consumables installation," says Roger Chang, CEO of Pirate3D. "We studied various existing 3D printer configurations, user interaction, handling of the spool and filament and we received horrendous feedback!" The Pirate3D's patent-pending design is a top-loading cartridge with central-feeding: easy to handle and load/unload for printing.
The device also incorporates a filter in the rear which greatly minimizes odours from the 3D printing process.
Although the Buccaneer™ has a small footprint of 25cm by 25cm, the Buccaneer™ boasts a 150mm by 100mm by 120mm print area. The 3D printer uses the Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) process, which is similar to other consumer 3D printers on the market.
April 29, 2013
Pirate 3D revealed some photos of their Buccaneer 3D printer which is scheduled to be launched in May.
"We hope that it will be a 3D printer that everyone can be proud of as much as we are of it," said the team.
Here are some test prints from the Alpha & Beta Bucaneers:
Today Pirate 3D starts a "guess the price" contest which will last until 5th May 11.59 PM PDT. The closest guessers will stand a chance to win a full set of The Buccaneer 3D Printer!
Check out this link and take part in this contest.
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JD90 wrote at 5/2/2013 12:22:00 AM:
If you can see airgaps in the caps, then you need to adjust the packing density.